Steam engine model by Sulzer Frères, 1910
Price Code: SOLD
An historically important working scale model of a steam engine by Sulzer Frères, established in 1834 at Winterthur, Switzerland, commissioned as a presentation piece given to a retiree of the company circa 1910.
Height: 14 inches (35 cm).
Known for the production of pumps and textile machinery, Sulzer pioneered the steam engine from their works in Winterthur, causing a sensation with the installation of the first steam engine in the town in 1839. Better known for steamboat engineering, Sulzer built most of the famous paddle-ships of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) including ‘Montreux’, launched in 1904 and equipped with a twin-cylinder compound steam engine developing around 1,000 hp. She forms part of a fleet of 8 steam-powered passenger ships in service to this day on Lac Léman. A lake cruise aboard one of these spectacular Belle Époque vessels is an experience not to be missed.
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