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.

Date Made: ca 1900

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

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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.329066Catalog Number: 329066Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, drop-stamp crusher

Measurements: overall - from catalog card: 4 in x 5 in x 4 in; 10.16 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.16 cmoverall: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8415-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847195

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