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Outboard Model Boat Motors

Toy Outboard Motors - Airplanes and RocketsOutboard motors for model boats have been available for a long time. Advertisements in modeling magazines from the 1950s (as far back as my collection goes) has plenty of them. Ailyn's Sea Fury outboard motor and the Fuji outboard motors are just a couple examples for which I have copies of the ads. I don't know if any are still manufactured today, but if you hang around eBay long enough, you will find them up for auction. As of this writing, there is a Fuji .15 outboard motor up for bid. It appears to me in remarkably good condition.

These two advertisements were scanned from 1950s vintage American Modeler magazines, offered by America's Hobby Center (no longer in business).

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator the $29.95 price in 1957 would be $239.71 in 2011 money. These vintage motors usually sell at about the inflation-adjusted price, so when you see them go for a couple hundred dollars, it really is not so much in today's money.

            Sea Fury Outboard Motor Ad - Airplanes and Rockets             Fuji Outboard Motor Ad

To the right is a website I found K&O Toy Outboards. The owner appears to have quite an impressive collection of the motors.

Fuji .15 Outboard Motor   Fuji .15 Outboard Motor w/Cover Removed - Airplanes and Rockets   Fuji .15 Outboard Motor Instructions - Airplanes and Rockets


Below is the e-Bay auction mentioned.

Fuji .15 Outboard Boat Motor - Airplanes and Rockets
eBay Auction for Fuji Outboard Motor (June 2011)

 


Electric Outboard Model Boat Motors - Airplanes and Rockets

Here is part of a Polks Hobbies ad from the April 1957 edition of American Modeler
showing a selection of electric outboard model boat motors

 

 

 

 

Posted June 11,2011

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