Märklin Toy Punch Press

Märklin Toy Punch Press

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Description (Brief)
This toy punch press was manufactured by the Märklin Company around 1920. The toy has a cast metal body with a geared pulley that raised the press up and down. The toy punch press could be connected to the drive wheel of a toy steam engine for power and operate just like its full size counterpart.
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.
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Object Name
toy, punch press
date made
ca 1920
overall - from catalog card: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
overall: 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 12.065 cm x 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
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accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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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
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