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Model tug boats - Thames Tugs

Thames Tugs

  • Object:

    Model tug boats

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gould, John (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

set of three carved, painted and varnished wood boat shapes representing tugboats
each is painted black on its side with the funnel painted black, red and white; rest is simply varnished
although made exactly the same, each is different because of the graining of the wood

Place of Origin

England (made)


1972 (made)


Gould, John (maker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

maker's mark; underside of each boat; impressed


length: 3 in, width: 1.25 in, height: 1.75 in

Object history note

This particular design of boat has been in production by John Gould since 1959. These were made for and given to the museum by the donor in 1972.

Descriptive line

English, 1972

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail




Hand carved; Painted; Varnished

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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