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More pictures of products from Mamod and Bowman, with the focus on workshop tools

A pair of lineshafts dating from (f) 1960s and (b) 1970s.

Hobbies and Mamod tools dating from 1937-1950s.

A very rare 'Bowman' dyanmo from the 1920s

A very fine example of a mint Mamod 'power hammer' dating from the late 1940s

Powers tools have always been an essential part of steam toys, after all once you had your engine it had to drive something. So grew up a whole range of presses, hammers, lathes and dynamos to suit every pocket and mimick every facet of industry.

Mamod 'power presses' from mid 1950s (l) and late1940s (r)

Detail of the 1930s Hobbies 'flatbase' polisher - a rare find

Close up detail showing the power hammer's rough cast iron frame

Mamod tools grew out of the Hobbies range in the 1930s (just like the engines), the polisher, grinder and power hammer and press have been with us through thick and thin for over 60 years. Bowman tools were as varied as their engines, although none were made by Bowman (apart from the Meccano drilled bases) and some made in Germany!!