Fleischmann Toy Grindstone

Description (Brief)
This toy grindstone and figure was produced by Fleischmann during the 1960s. The grindstone has a pulley that could be connected to a steam engine’s flywheel to provide power to the grindstone. The man is connected to the grindstone in such a way that it seems as if he is turning the wheel while it is powered by an engine.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, grind stone
Physical Description
tin (overall material)
Measurements
wheel - from catalog card: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cm
base - from catalog card: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 3 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 9.525 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
MC*329068
catalog number
329068
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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