Märklin Toy Pedestal Grinder

Description (Brief):

This toy pedestal grinder was manufactured by the Märklin Company around 1920. The toy has a cast metal body with a central pulley connected to two grinding wheels. The toy pedestal grinder could be connected to the drive wheel of a toy steam engine for power and produce realistic motion just like its full size counterpart.

Description (Brief)

The Märklin Company was established in 1859 in the town of Göppingen, Germany by tin smith Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin. Märklin began his business with the production of tin doll houses, but the company soon began producing a variety of tinplate and metal items, eventually specializing in toys such as this one.

Date Made: ca 1920

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.329072Catalog Number: 329072Accession Number: 278175

Object Name: toy, grinder

Measurements: overall - from catalog card: 3 1/4 in; 8.255 cmoverall: 3 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 8.255 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-8416-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_847196

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