Duck, propeller-driven (Hornby Water Toy)

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"The Hornby Duck" (technically the "Hornby Water Toy (Duck)"), was one of the quirkiest items that Meccano Ltd. ever made.

It was , essentially, the hull of a clockwork toy boat (including propeller) with the superstructure of ... a duck.

1935 catalogue info:

HORNBY WATER TOY (DUCK) / Richly Finished / Strongly Made

This novel boat, which travels over 100 feet on one winding, is particularly suitable for young children. The deck carries a realistically moulded model of a Duck, as shown in the illustration below.
Dimensions: Length 9 1/4 in. Beam 3 in.