Langes Legetoy Toy Shaper

Description (Brief)
This toy shaper was manufactured by the Danish company H. Langes Legetoy around the middle of the 20th century. The shaper is made of cast metal, painted red, with a sliding ram driven by the flywheel. H. Langes Legetoy produced a variety of toy machine tools including a trip-hammer, grindstone, drill press, shaper, punch press, circular saw, tumbler, lathe, and grinder. These tools would often be arranged on a single board with a line shaft allowing all the machines to be operated simultaneously from a single power source.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1950
place made
Physical Description
white metal (overall material)
overall - from catalog card: 2 1/2 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.35 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in; 6.35 cm x 4.445 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Greville Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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