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    Posted 11 months ago

    hotairfan
    (261 items)

    Here is a rare toy model hot air engine from a well known toymaker from the turn of the century. He made model engines and toys from the 1890's until I don't know when. His factory was in Nuremberg Germany, and his name was Ernst Plank.
    It works extremely well on a little alcohol burner.
    Ernst Plank also made a video machine like the ones that you saw in penny arcades (if you are old enough to remember penny arcades).
    It was called a "praxinoscope", and you can see it in the #4 photo being powered by a small hot air engine like the one posted here.
    PS. again, I don't know the proper category to place this post, so I will post it in Arcade games. Does anybody else have this problem or is it just me?

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 11 months ago
      It is tricky to find the right category at times. I use the search feature to find what similar items to find the right category. Don't think there are others like these but I would go for Toys.
    2. hotairfan hotairfan, 11 months ago
      right you are fortapache, I dever even saw the search Q.
      It does refer you to toys..... thanks
    3. PeopleWatcher, 11 months ago
      Nice to see this ...and your other post .. very special .Would be great thing to take to a school for show and tell for the kids to get their minds going .... '-))
    4. lptools, 10 months ago
      Very nice!!!!!

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