Märklin Toy Power Hacksaw

Description (Brief)
This toy power hacksaw was manufactured by the Märklin Company around 1950. The toy hacksaw has a tin base and clamp with a saw shafted to a flywheel. The hacksaw toy could be connected to the drive wheel of a toy steam engine for power and operate just like its full size counterpart.
The Märklin Company was established in 1859 in the town of Göppingen, Germany by tin smith Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Märklin began his business with the production of tin doll houses, but the company soon began producing a variety of tinplate and metal items, eventually specializing in toys such as this one.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, power hack saw
date made
ca 1950
overall - from catalog card: 4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 10.16 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 4 1/8 in x 6 in x 2 7/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 15.24 cm x 7.3025 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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