Water is introduced by placing one of the rear pipes under a tap. It is well made and works effectively. The candle provided, or, for more dramatic effect, a piece of solid fuel, is lit beneath the tiny boiler which rapidly expands and contracts drawing in and expelling water to propel the boat and make the characterisitc 'pop-pop' sound. Made in China 13 cm POP POP boats now appear as part of the Schools National curriculum for GCSE Science !!< For more information on Pop Pop boats and how to use them, Click Here . >!!
All of our tin toys are reproduced using the same manufacturing techniques employed in the mid-19th century. Being somewhat primitive compared to modern manufacturing methods, the toys sometimes have little marks or scratches which add to their authentic quirky nature.
The items are likely to have sharp points and small parts and are NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. They are sold as nostalgic replica products for adult collectors only and are not designed to comply with European Toy Safety Legislation.