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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Purchased this cause it looked cool. Any information would be great. Nice little piece. Figured I would share and ask. Thank you

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      Looks like the works of an old wind up toy. It has a coil spring and a square hole for the wind key.
    2. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
      fhrjr2.....thank you. Can you guess an age on this?
    3. Shampit Shampit, 2 years ago
      This may sound weird but I am positive I had one just like this as a teenager in the 70’s. I am so sure it was used to cut tubing. I still have the tubing if you can believe it! The tubing was fed in the centre hole shown in the third and 4th images and I believe there is s missing part which was s little crank that you turned the handle on that you put onto the wheel. I think my mum liked it because you could use it left or right handed or left handed. You just keep feeding the tube in while winding and it kept cutting into about half centimeter pieces. I would thread them in different colour onto really thin tubing and make awesome tiger placemats. Gosh I haven’t seen this for years. After it broke we had to cut them by hand. Argh!
    4. Shampit Shampit, 2 years ago
      The little gages at the top would change the length of the cut
    5. IVAN49 IVAN49, 2 years ago
      Much be much older because wheels are well made, reminiscent of Maerklin pre electric era.Later tin wind up locos were much simpler, and look at the counterweights on wheels here.
    6. esegal esegal, 2 years ago
      Sorry Shampit, but this is not a tube cutter. This is most definitely a wind up toy (as stated by fhtjr2), probably pre-WWII or early POST WWII, based on the detail Ivan observed. If there were some more images with any markings that may give us a hint of the manufacturer that could help with US or European origin. It does resemble some small wind-up locomotives that were made in the early 1900's called the "Hummer" serving the market that couldn't afford the more expensive electric trains. There are several German companies (pre and post WWII) that used similar wind-up motors in toys, as well as US company MARX Brothers (and others) toys during the same period. See if you can find any kind of markings on the piece and that may help us narrow it down.
    7. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
      I removed a pic to add the new one. Its hard to see but I think I see a 2 or something. Problem is its too hard to see. Possible numbers. I wish I could find out what this is exactly as in the company that made it and age. Ive done searches with no luck so far.
    8. Shampit Shampit, 2 years ago
      Sorry! I thought I was sure. We certainly had one and I played with it a lot. I have found another guy who has one. He says it is from a wind up train around 1955.

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