On ebay, which is a 24/7 boat show and flea market, I found this small post card. What attracted me to this is the boat! I MUST HAVE A BOAT LIKE THIS! No, not just a small boat. Those are around, but a vintage boat like this. It has history, and would look great in the office. This type of boat can be like a pocket puppy. Heck, you may even be able to put it in the overhead compartment on a flight someplace. But for sure, its a fun project, and worthy of a family room sculpture, or artistic statement.
But here is the big question, since you all saved my aft on the Chris Craft Speedometer. Is Tom Thumb Cruisers the name of the company that offered these small boats for rides? Or is it a Tom Thumb Boat Brand? Like all the Tom Thumb toys of the period. I get the feeling that Tom Thumb was a generic term for small stuff during the time. And this boat looks like it was before Tom Thumb Toys were made.
Turns out Tom Thumb dates back to the 1600’s at part of English fairy tale.
Tom Thumb is the subject of several films. In the 1930’s 40’s and 50’s mostly cartoons. Regardless of the Tom Thumb history, what is this boat? I got a hankering for one! Here may be a short trailer to take you back to a different time!