Wilesco Toy Drill Press

Description (Brief)
This drill press was manufactured by Wilhelm Schröder GmbH & Company (Wilesco) of Lüdenscheid, Germany during the 20th century. The drill press is a Wilesco model M51. The press could be connected to the drive wheel of a toy steam engine for power and operate just like its full size counterpart.
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Object Name
toy, drill press
date made
mid 20th century
Physical Description
cast white metal (overall material)
tin (overall material)
overall - from catalog card: 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 4 7/8 in x 3 1/2 in; x 12.3825 cm x 8.89 cm
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Engineering Steam Toys and Models
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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