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453
The 453 model was the biggest most expensive engine made by Eric Jeanerette for W&S.
With its chimney attached it stood 10 1/2 inches tall. Costing 16/-


Here is my recently acquired 453 minus its chimney.

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This little filling cup came with the engine.
I do not know if it originally came with it or if it was just added to the engine at a later date, although it does look a lot like the filling cups from Bing engines
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The base of these engines also bears a strong resemblance to the bases of Bing engines from the same time.
W&S had been importing German toys so it is possible that the filling cups and engine bases were originally made by Bing, although I have no evidence this is the case.
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My 453 being given its first run.




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