Hess Toy Stamp Machine

Description (Brief)
This toy stamp machine steam engine accessory was manufactured by the Hess Company of Nuremburg, Germany during the early 20th century. The toy could be connected to a steam engine or Hess’s Dynamobil friction-inertia motor as a power source. The engine would rotate the central shaft, which rotated the two cams, lifting the hammers in succession.
Currently not on view
Object Name
toy, drop-stamp crusher
date made
ca 1900
overall - from catalog card: 4 in x 5 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.16 cm
overall: 4 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 10.795 cm x 12.065 cm x 10.4775 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
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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