Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle
Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of  a little candle

Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of a little candle

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Tin Toy boat, can really sail with help of a little candle, Robin Steamboat, Flying fish, tin, marked at the bottom, UK, around 1960-1970

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It is a bit of a fuss but this little boat can really sail. You pour some candle wax in the little container, put a wick in, light the wick and slide the little container ever so careful under the fore deck. And then after a couple of minutes of patience, the little 'motor' will start and air will come from the exhaust pipes and .... off it goes. 

 

I make it sound rather easy here but it quite some work, but nice work. I spend many afternoon with my dad fiddling with wax, wicks and matches. Because the hotter the engine gets, the faster the boat will go. And that was our aim, creating a speedboat in the sink.  And yes, it still works, I tried for myself this afternoon. You can find a video about in on my Instagram, look it up and see for yourself. 

 

But be careful when you lift the boat from the water, only handle it from the back, since the front will become hot, very very blistering hot. 

 

It is from my own collection, I have a rather large collection of antique and vintage tin toys but I just can not keep it all, so I have decided to let this one go. 

 

Orginal box got lost on the way unfortunately 

 

Dimensions: length 14 cm, width 7 cm, height 2,5 cm. 

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