Langes Legetoy Toy Punch Press

Description (Brief)
This toy punch press was manufactured by the Danish company H. Langes Legetoy around the middle of the 20th century. The press has a base made of cast metal painted red, with a flywheel that drives the press up and down. 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: 4 in; 10.16 cm
overall: 3 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in x 2 in; 9.8425 cm x 3.4925 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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