Toy Trip Hammer

Description (Brief)
This toy trip hammer was manufactured by an unknown maker during the 20th century. The trip hammer toy could be powered by connecting its pulley directly to an engine or a line shaft, and raised and struck via the cam on its central axel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, trip-hammer
Physical Description
tin (part material)
white metal (part material)
wood (base material)
Measurements
base - from catalog card: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; x 13.97 cm x 8.255 cm
pulleys - from catalog card: 2 in; x 5.08 cm
overall: 3 in x 3 1/4 in x 5 3/8 in; 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm x 13.6525 cm
ID Number
MC*329084
catalog number
329084
accession number
278175
subject
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
maker referenced
Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection

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