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Posted 5 years ago


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i bought this on a whim the other day on ebay. it's pretty interesting. it looks like it's missing some belts which will make each of the machines function, but i can't figure out what it's all about. There is a table saw, a grinder, and some kind of pump action generator or something. it's old - early 20th or late 19th century. anyone have any ideas on what it's all about??


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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    Definitely a line shaft toy, there would have been a functional stationary steam engine to power it.
  2. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 5 years ago
    try this!great find!!!
  3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    Wow! that's fantastic gargoylecollector. i wonder if i can find just the stationary steam engine anywhere? i think mine is an older one, by the looks of the design. do you ever see these come up for sale? thanks so much for the info walksoftly and gargoylecollector!
  4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    wow! i just found this online:
  5. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 5 years ago
    hey free shipping and it's on sale!!!Yes the steam engines are out there for a pretty penny most of the time,and yes I would say late 40's?on yours,Mine is from the '50s
  6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
    i looked at quite a few different ones today and i think mine is much earlier - right around the turn of the century - probably the 1890s. by the teens, they had changed style quite a bit - simplifying the stands that they are on. mine is definitely one of the earliest ones - w/ the fanciest stands.

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