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Ernst Plank toy 1900 hot air engine

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    Posted 1 year ago

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    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, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      right you are fortapache, I dever even saw the search Q.
      It does refer you to toys..... thanks
    3. PeopleWatcher, 1 year 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, 1 year ago
      Very nice!!!!!

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