Racer III speedboat, clockwork (Hornby Speedboats, pre-war)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Racer III speedboat, clockwork (Hornby Speedboats, pre-war)

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location:
Arch Four , Area 35
Toy and Model Boats (display)
Shelf 4
1930s

A cream-coloured Hornby "Racer III" clockwork racing boat No.3' with red trim and the name "Racer III" in gold, made by Meccano Ltd., Liverpool, in the mid-1930s.

1935 catalogue info:

HORNBY RACING BOAT NO.3, "RACER III", Price 14/6

" This is one of the finest examples of modern craftsmanship ever produced. It will travel over 300 feet at high speed on one winding. There are two cockpits, each of which is provided with a windscreen, and a dummy steering wheel is fitted in the forward one. The powerful clockwork motor is easily accessible for oiling by the removal of the hatch fitted with quick-release handles. "
Finished in red and cream.
Dimensions: Length 16 1/2 in. Beam 3 1/2 in.
1935 catalogue image, Hornby Racing boat No.3, "Racer III"