The Paradox Gas Engine original vintage flame ignition toy model engine. This is the rarer straight / tank cooled cylinder version versus the more common finned air cooled cylinder version. Engine appears to be all original to include original maroon paint and patent date on side of the base Pat. Not sure if it has been run before. Comes with original wood box and a small container with graphite inside it.Box has original label on it which has illustration of the engine on the side, and top indicates engine has been tested and adjusted and is "warranted". Note, label indicates this engine was made in Fall River, Mass. Most online references to Paradox engines show illustrations of air cooled version and indicate the engine was made in Hartford, Conn. I believe this tank cooled engine is the earliest style Paradox engine made before the move from Fall River, Mass. Other evidence is the tank cooled engine has the patent date painted on the base where the air cooled engine has the patent date cast into the cylinder. And lastly, this tank cooled engine has a wood box where as online images of the air cooled engines show a cardboard box with green label.
The earlier tank cooled Paradox engines are much harder to find, let alone with nice original paint and patent date. Furthermore, I have never seen an original tank cooled Paradox wood box w/ label.
This might be the only one left? A very rare opportunity to own this almost 120 year old toy engine with original box!
The item "Patent 1900 Paradox Gas Engine hit miss vintage toy Schoenner, Ernst Plank, Otto" is in sale since Wednesday, July 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Light Equipment & Tools\Stationary Engines\Engines".The seller is "vintagefarmadv" and is located in West McLean, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.