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“Jet” Speedboat, 15 x 20cm, oil on canvas, framing

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The steel “Jet” speedboat has a tiny onboard boiler. With just a few drops of water added to a mystery white powder supplied with the boat (probably bicarbonate of soda), the two react and the boat is propelled. A 1/4″ length candle under the boiler will also have the same effect when lit. Date and manufacturer are unknown, quite possibly Hong Kong although the superior quality of craftsmanship suggests it could be Australian made in the 1960’s.