Someone spent a lot of time on this neat live steam engine. Made of copper, brass, iron and wood, the piece is quite intricate. Front wheels move, several moving parts and all wheels and piston type parts are free. In overall good condition with minor wear and rust. I am far from an expert on this sort of thing. If you have a question will be glad to try to answer. Not sure of age but probably a home made item. Impressive overall size is 15 high, 12 deep, and 24 long. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email us or your are welcome to call at our store on Friday, or Saturday at 574-594-9100. We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually just 20% down with the remaining term somewhat negotiable---we try to be very flexible on this. Just email to discuss layaway terms. We guarantee everything we sell to be authentic - no exceptions. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw. Contact us for further information about our store and our online catalog which has photos of all of our current inventory. We normally have additional photos in our catalog. Thanks for looking!