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Builds, Repairs, Show Your Machines! => Boats, Pond Yachts => Topic started by: KNO3 on April 30, 2019, 04:10:44 pm

Title: Identify old tinplate steam boat.
Post by: KNO3 on April 30, 2019, 04:10:44 pm
Hi all, I have acquired this little tinplate steamboat and would like to know what make it is. The ugly paint is obviously a more recent addition. Inside there's a lot of grime, which suggests it's been lying around for a very long time.
The engine seems very old and has a cast flywheel/crankshaft, the boiler is a rectangular shape I haven't seen before.

There are traces of more recent soldering.I don't know what to say about the chimney, which doubles as the water refill plug.The keel seems to be made of lead, to add weight.

Does anybody know what make this boat could be? I assume it is German, as the hull looks similar to other boats I have seen.
Title: Re: Identify old tinplate steam boat.
Post by: KNO3 on May 01, 2019, 07:00:28 am
The measurements are:
Length 26,5 cm without rudder
Width 6 cm
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Post by: classixs on May 01, 2019, 09:11:09 am
Geez...that thing is TINY !!!  :o
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Post by: KNO3 on May 01, 2019, 03:38:23 pm
Yes tiny it is, but what is it?  ;D
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Post by: Stoker on May 02, 2019, 12:52:39 pm
Yes tiny it is, but what is it?  ;D

A very small steam powered tin boat .... I'll get me hat!!!  ;c)
Title: Re: Identify old tinplate steam boat.
Post by: KNO3 on May 03, 2019, 12:04:50 pm
Gee, thanks  ;D
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Post by: txlabman on May 24, 2019, 04:25:01 pm
Several close examples in Mr. Gagage's Toy Bazaar 1902-1906, but no exact matches with a flat boiler. 

Several in the 10" size range. 

I would date it in the 1900-1910 era.

Is there a burner for it?
Title: Re: Identify old tinplate steam boat.
Post by: KNO3 on May 24, 2019, 06:07:26 pm
Thanks! It didnt come with a burner. I'm not even sure the boiler is original.
Title: Re: Identify old tinplate steam boat.
Post by: txlabman on May 25, 2019, 07:00:05 am
Thanks! It didnt come with a burner. I'm not even sure the boiler is original.

Some similarities to this Carette on eBay.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153500763039