The boat is made of a hard plastic, so it could be from the 60's. The top disk was attached to the axles of the paddle wheels to either turn or move up and down as the wheels turned. It used to have two stacks, only one of which is left. I measured it and it is about 12" long, 6" wide and 7" tall, though of course it would be longer and taller if it were all together. :-)
It would be great to find a picture of one that wasn't broken. Even better would to be able to buy one on e-bay. :-)
Thanks again! - Bruce
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On Apr 22, 2007, at 1:34 PM wrote:
I found a poster for the toy boat on e-bay! Mystery solved (though I think I'd like to get a the real toy one of these days).