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16 Feet 1920s Disappearing Propeller Boat Company Waterford Scout

16 Feet 1920s Disappearing Propeller Boat Company Waterford Scout

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Boat ID: 39837

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Boat ID: 39837

The distinctive disappearing propeller boat affectionately referred to as a “Dippy” or “Dispro” was produced by four different companies between 1914 and 1958. The first of these companies was the Disappearing Propeller Boat Company, founded by W. J. Johnston. Johnston developed the folding propeller and driveshaft mechanism which was patented in 1914. Since the propeller, shaft, and skeg can be pulled up inside the hull, Dippys are ideal for shallow water use. Dippys were even adopted by the Canadian Government and used by many divisions from the Department of Game and Fisheries to the Air Force. This Waterford Scout Dispro was a popular model in the early 1920s. This was part of the Museum collection since the 70s and is likely in original condition with much of the hardware in tact. She has been deaccessioned and all proceeds will go to the direct care of ABM's collection.

Location:
Clayton, NY
Views:
75
Boat Details
Year:
1920s
Manufacturer:
Disappearing Propeller Boat Company
Model:
Waterford Scout
Length:
16
Beam:
Engine Details
Year:
1920s
Make:
E1 serial 3486
Cylinders:
1
Hours:
Unknown
Max Speed:
Fuel Type:
Trailer Details
Year:
Manufacturer:
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Comments:
No info on trailer. No registration in file on trailer.
Other Information
Boat Cover:
No
Stereo:
No
Tonneau:
No
Spotlight:
No
Side Curtain:
No
Convertible Top:
No
Fume Detector:
No
Fire Extinguisher:
No
Comments: