Langes Legetoy Toy Drill Press

Description (Brief)
This toy drill press was manufactured by the Danish company H. Langes Legetoy around the middle of the 20th century. The toy is made of cast metal painted red but is missing the ribbed steel band that runs from the lower pulley to the upper pulley to spin the drill. 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
overall - from catalog card: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cm
overall: 3 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in x 2 in; 8.255 cm x 2.8575 cm x 5.08 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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