Sterling silver steam engine tractor charm; Real original inspiration for the Steampunk maker movement! Technically, this is a steam powered convertible traction engine, circa 1912. It is rendered in 3D with all the ingenuity of the original design, but without the carbon footprint. This would have been a workman’s truck, complete with signage etched into the side.
Steam powered traction engines tended to be large, robust and extremely powerful. They are also slow and unwieldy, so you won’t find one on a racetrack, but they revolutionized agriculture and haulage at a time when the only alternative was the draft horse.
From bumper to bumper, as they say, this silver steam engine tractor measures approximately .75 inches long and weighs 2 grams. This piece is tested to confirm .925 silver content. It has been polished by hand; No corrosive solvents or dips are used.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Charms are properly installed when the jump ring is soldered closed. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many transportation treasures available in my shop! If you’re more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this steam traction engine is listed in my shop there as well.