This was my dad's... I have no clue what it is or how it works? The tank part gets hot when you plug it in... I'm not sure if you're supposed to fill it with something but nothing else appeared to happen?
The coil on the smaller cylinder has a kink in it not sure if that's intentional. I surfaced clean it but I wasn't sure what product to use so it could use a cleaning too. Thanks for ALL your messages guys! Please don't worry about me leaving the item plugged in, it was maybe 5-10 seconds before I realized it was heating up and that since it is called a "steam" engine it likely needs water.
I do not want to mess with it but I appreciate y'alls detailed descriptions on how it runs. It is safely sitting on the dining room table awaiting a new owner who enjoys it. A 30 year old female who doesn't know anything about mens toys, hunting & fishing but has a whole lot of daddy's stuff to sell. The item "VINTAGE ELECTRIC JENSEN STYLE 55 STEAM ENGINE RARE 500 watts" is in sale since Thursday, October 27, 2016.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "cornerhouseconsignment" and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada.