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

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Related Publication: Maass, Eleanor A.. Greville Bathe's "Theatre of Machines": The Evolution of a Scholar and His Collection

Credit Line: Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MC.329068Catalog Number: 329068Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, grind stone

Physical Description: tin (overall material)Measurements: wheel - from catalog card: 1 1/2 in; x 3.81 cmbase - from catalog card: 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cmoverall: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8407-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847181

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