Toy Tug Boat [Pop Pop]

Dive and Boats, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Dive and Boats, Manufacturer
Description
Pop Pop the Hubble Bubble Tug is a self-propelled, steam-driven toy boat. Made of metal covered in blue enamel. Included is the original box, original instructions, and an article about how the toy works from New Scientist Magazine.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Glass/Enamel
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
Pop Pop the Hubble Bubble Tug / a self-propelled, steam-driven boat. / Pop Pop the Hubble Bubble Tug / Manufactured by: Dive & Boats, / P.O. Box 12, / Waiheke Island, / New Zealand. / Pop Pop the Hubble Bubble Tug / The longer lasting toy. / Suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 60 (70). / Tin plated Steel, covered with Baked enamel ensures that rusting will not occur. / Runs on a small piece of candle, or a simple meths burner, or solid fuel tablets. / Full instructions enclosed. Printed
Pop pop the Hubble Bubble Tug / Instructions: The Pop Pop Tug runs on the simple scientific / principle of the Thermo Syphon. To operate, the Boiler Tube must be filled with water — this is most / easily done by blowing water through one tube / outlet — and allowing the water to flow out the / other. Once primed, the source of heat is placed / under the Boiler Coil and lit. Thus Tug will start to / move after a warm up period of between 30—60 sec. / No fuel included. Printed
Accession No
2011.361
Credit Line
Dive and Boats. Toy Tug Boat [Pop Pop], 2011.361. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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