Up for sale today is a Vintage ca. 1950s Toy Machine Shop Display or Salesman Sample.
The display is made up of Langes Legetoj toys from Denmark, though the paper glued to the bottom says it was put out by James A. Christensen, who was apparently a dealer in these toys. The paper is a sales pitch, which makes me believe this was a salesman's sample display of the various Langes Legetoj machine toys. You often see these toys associated with toy steam engines of the era, though this display was meant to be operated on the old style "A" radio type battery.
I tested it on a 9v battery, and the electric motor works fine. There are 12 pieces total, including the line shaft, electric motor, saw, trip hammer, lathe, mill, and more! Overall the wooden base measures approx.It appears that all of the little parts are there. There are no belts, which probably dry-rotted over time and can be replaced. All of the machines seem to turn freely. There is some typical use/storage wear possible. This includes some paint flaking to the machine tools. Still a great salesman sample toy display piece! The item "Vtg Langes Legetoj Toy Steam Engine Battery Power Tools Salesman Sample Display" is in sale since Thursday, November 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "kdtrailantiques" and is located in Sedalia, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.