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Eric Jeanerette Vertical Engines
In 1900 Walther & Stevenson established itself in Hunter St, Sydney as a saddlery.
As a sideline it sold toys which later on would surpass everything else and become the core business of the shop.
In 1904 it moved to 395 George St and remained at this address until it closed in 1970.
Around 1930 W & S started to sell toys mainly for its rural customers, mainly of German origin.

Around 1935 W&S started stocking 3 Vertical engines made by Eric Jeanerette who was also making castings for 'O' guage locos.

W&S Decal, photo by Curt Heinrich

Eric produced 3 Vertical Engines

453        10 1/2 inches high engine
453B      10 inches high engine
454        7 5/8 inches high engine

It is unknown exactly when these engines were ceased but it was probably around the onset of WWII

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