Though many are familiar with the steam powered machine shop toys made by Wilesco and others, this Japanese-made toy, possibly from the 1960s, was unusual in that the shop is driven by a battery powered electric motor that drives a jackshaft with a belt. Each individual machine is driven from the jackshaft with a separate round metal belt. The shop consists of a green milling machine with a circular cutter, a blue drill press with functional quill feed and a red lathe with moveable leadscrew, crosslide and compound slide. The tools are made from diecast metal and the gray metal base is stamped from sheet. The box and original label are still in fine condition on this version.

Exhibit added: May 4, 2023 - Last modified: May 4, 2023

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