Langes Legetoy Toy Circular Saw

Description (Brief)
This toy circular saw was manufactured by the Danish company H. Langes Legetoy around the middle of the 20th century. The circular saw is in a cast metal base painted red and could spin when its shaft was attached to an engine. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, circular saw
date made
ca 1950
Physical Description
white metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall - from catalog card: 2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 5.08 cm x 5.715 cm x 4.445 cm
overall: 1 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 4.445 cm x 5.3975 cm x 5.3975 cm
place made
Danmark
ID Number
MC*329079
catalog number
329079
accession number
278175
subject
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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