Langes Legetoy Toy Grinder

Langes Legetoy Toy Grinder

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Description (Brief)
This toy grinder was manufactured by the Danish company H. Langes Legetoy around the middle of the 20th century. The grinder consists of a cast metal base painted red, with a grindstone in the center that has a shaft and pulley wheel that allows the grindstone to be attached to a power source and spun. H. Langes Legetoy produced a variety of toy machine tools including a trip-hammer, grindstone, drill press, shaper, punch press, circular saw, tumbler, lathe, and grinder. These tools would often be arranged on a single board with a line shaft allowing all the machines to be operated simultaneously from a single power source.
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Object Name
toy, grinding machine
date made
ca 1950
place made
Physical Description
white metal (overall material)
overall - from catalog card: 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 3.175 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
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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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