We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Railroad Steam Engine Cutaway
This complex cutaway is very well made and is an impressive 36 inches. It shows an articulated 2 piston system. Turn the large train wheel to go through the motions. There is also a geared throttle. This could be 1800s... $2200