Jacrim Tom Thumb Train

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Here is a Jacrim Tom Thumb wooden train manufactured sometime between 1929 and 1934.  The train engine measures 15″ x 4″.  Each of the other four cars are 12″ x 4″.  In all this train is over five feet long.  I have yet to learn anything about this train as I have not seen it in any advertisements.  There is a similar, smaller train, a model #249, with an engine and two cars that appears in a 1931 ad.  All of the wheels turn on nickeled hubs and the cars connect by metal hooks.  The engine bell is brass but does not ring.  The boiler is solid wood and it has a nickeled headlight.  This is a heavy and solid train engine.  There are not any attachment points for a cord to make this a pull toy.  This is a unique and rare train.  The engine is rare in its own right but to have the entire train is truly special.  This train does have some condition issues but those are outweighed by the rarity.

From my private collection.

Jacrim Tom Thumb Train
Jacrim Tom Thumb Train
Jacrim Tom Thumb Engine
Jacrim Tom Thumb Engine

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