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Rare Unusual Antique Steam Engine Punch Press Tool Marklin Toy? Salesman Sample? For Sale
Rare unusual antique steam engine punch press tool. Is it a Marklin toy? A salesman's sample?
Up for sale is interesting miniature mechanical punch press tool. It was discovered in a box of miscellaneous antique industrial items. I believe this is an early toy that was operated by a portable steam machine. Marklin used to be a European manufacturer of such highly detailed toys in early 1900's. I would date this punch press being made in 1900's-1930's. I could not fidn any marks on the body of this press. Could it be a prototype? Since it is an antique object, it is made entirely out of metal with no plastic parts. Using this press I was able to punch a hole in a paper. What is unusual in this particular punch press is the attachment for automatic feeding the strip of paper. At least that is what I call it. I also like a pedal on this press that shifts the small pinion, engaging it with a main gearwheel. I haven't tested this punch press attaching it to a steam engine but it appears to me that the press is functional. I judge strictly from manually rotating the flywheel. This press has been in my collection for a bout a year and I just like the way it looks; the combination of exposed flywheel and a gear. I've inspected the press and I haven;t discovered any cracks. There is some paint loss and other small imperfections but otherwise the condition of this item is simply amazing. Please, judge about condition from the pictures. This press hasn't been cleaned or restored. It still has original paint, machine grease and dust of times. If this press is not a toy, I am thinking it could be a salesman's sample.
W=4 1/2 in (11 cm), H=7 1/2 in (19 cm)
About my items:
I am selling some items from my personal collection of rare and interesting objects. All of my items are original and not reproductions of any kind. The items come from smoke-free environment. I take good care of every item by storing it in a temperature and humidity controlled environment, protecting from sunlight and high humidity. I wish that the items in my collection will find a good home in any other collections around the world. The funds from selling the items will go to fund my non-commercial project called Museum of Gears and Toothed Wheels (geararium.org)
About shipping and payment:
I can ship worldwide in a reliable and safe packaging. The items are located in Surrey, BC, Canada. The buyer agrees to pay actual costs of shipping, plus $5 packaging fee. Since does not work directly with Canada Post, it cannot show the correct cost of shipping. The shipping cost you see in this listing is an approximate one and it could be more or less than the actual shipping cost. Please, do not pay at the end of the sale and send me your shipping address first. I will connect with Canada Post and let you know the exact shipping cost to your location. You can make a choice of how to send your item or multiple items, by air or surface, with or without insurance. After you make a decision and let me know, I will send you the correct invoice. I accept any types of payment, but Paypal is the best. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me. I will be glad to help you. Thank you and happy offerding! Regards, Roman.