Wilesco Toy Grinder

Description (Brief)
This grinder was manufactured by Wilhelm Schröder GmbH & Company (Wilesco) of Lüdenscheid, Germany during the 20th century. The grinder is a Wilesco model M52. The grinder could be connected to the drive wheel of a toy steam engine for power and operate just like its full size counterpart.
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Object Name
toy, grinding machine
date made
mid 20th century
wheels - from catalog card: 1 1/4 in; x 3.175 cm
base - from catalog card: 3 1/2 in; x 8.89 cm
overall: 3 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; x 8.5725 cm x 8.89 cm
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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