Scale model of the Mesta 250 ton steam-hydraulic forging press.
"The Mesta Steam-Hydraulic Forging Press has proven to be the most efficient and quickest acting forging press built. These machines are very heavy, are built almost entirely of steel, and have withstood the heavy shocks and rough handling to which they are subjected in the average forge shop.
The Mesta Machine Company builds these presses in sizes ranging from 200 tons to 15,000 tons. The smaller sizes are built with a single frame [...] The press is controlled by a single lever located on the floor, where the operator is in direct view of the forging operation. A patented automatic cut-off acts on the valve gear and controls the stroke of the press in direct proportion to the movement of the operating lever by the operator.
During the later war period, when all forging equipment in the United States was taxed to its limit, the Mesta Press proved to be superior to any other type of forging machine. These machines were furnished to the United States Government and also to other concerns doing Government work." - Plant and Product of the Mesta Machine Company, 1919.
Other items in photos shown for size comparison - Not included.
Scale model is for display and operating model railroad load / modelling and is not a child's toy.
For use by railroad modelers age 14 years minimum.