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pop pop boats 555 ENGINE (BEST IN MARKET)
avon model 555 engine no flag+no sharp edges
candle powered steam boats
These toy boats were invented in 1870 by a Frenchman named Thomas Desiree Peel who emigrated to London, his wife was the dress maker to queen Victoria.
it is believed the pop pop boat was one of his last inventions.
BOATS DO NOT HAVE A FLAG LIKE THE ONES IN THE PICTURE (THE REASON IS TO REDUCE SHARP ENDS)
Includes: full Instructions, Fuel spoon, Candle wax, wick and. Brand new,
made from RECYCLED METAL like WD 40 or shaving cream cans.
Will also run with coconut or olive oil.
HOW DO THEY WORK? - The candle heats the water in the tiny boiler and the expanding steam is pushed out of the rear exhaust pipes propelling the boat forwards. A vacuum is created, sucking water back into the boiler. The whole process starts again – all with the pretty loud POP POP! sound (loud for the size of the boat) -
actually the steam is pushed out from one pipe while the water is simultaneously sucked in back into the boiler via the other pipe
Sail in the bath, kitchen sink, garden pond or paddling pool - a real talking point and great fun.
Colors available - Green, Blue, Sky Blue, Black. Red. Please indicate you color of choice when ordering.
If no choice is given, I'll send a color at random. Please note that colors are limited.
SAVE ON POSTAGE before 1st may 2012 only £1.60 first boat any additional £0.50 each
From 1st may 2012:First boat- £2.70 (1st class)- £2.20 (2nd class)ALLAdditional boats - UP TO 10 BOATS FREE.
,SORRY ABOUT HIGH POSTAGE PRICES NOT MY FAULT UK POSTAL SERVICES JUST RAISED PRICES (From 1st may 2012)
For postage costs outside UK, please see shipping information.
Please Note: This item is a genuine reproduction of a vintage toy from an era when there were no safety standards.
It contains features that are not suitable for children to play with.
It uses an open flame. It is not being sold as a toy, but as a genuine collect able item for adults.or children over 12 yrs of age, otherwise playing under adult supervision.
UK Post - Post is Royal Mail First Class standard delivery.
If you prefer any other delivery arrangement, please contact me.
Recorded delivery at additional cost please contact me for cost.
I always obtain proof of posting to protect you and me.
14 day money back guarantee. If for any reason, you are not satisfied,
please contact us first and then return the item unused with all the original packaging and accessories,
in resale-able condition. A full refund will be given via Paypal. Buyer is responsible for return postage.