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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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