Jupiter, clockwork Pilot Cruiser boat (Sutcliffe Pressings)

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Jupiter, clockwork Pilot Cruiser boat (Sutcliffe Pressings)

Jupiter Pilot Cruiser, red and white, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg (i)
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BTNTM.2010.8
location:
Arch Four , Area 35
Toy and Model Boats (display)
Shelf 4
1960s

A clockwork tinplate model Pilot Cruiser, "Jupiter", with winding key, made by Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd, England, between 1963 and 1981.

"Jupiter" Pilot Cruiser (Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd.)

Description

This model Pilot boat has a red hull and white superstructure, with a gold rim around the join. Its detailing includes a blue forward-aimed speaker horn above the cab, two blue ventilator tubes, tethered black rubber tyres, prominent tying-off points on the port side, two white forward rails to allow someone to go aft and get aboard another ship, and a forward platted rope shock-absorber tied onto the prow.

There is a vertical white-on-black high-visibility "PILOT" sign above the rear cabin area, and the name "Jupiter" is painted on the starboard side of the hull.

rear detail showing pressed "SUTCLIFFE" maker's mark