I just sent your friend Dave the poppopman an invitation to join the
group. He might be more inclined to do so if you would let him know
this was done as a result of your suggestion.
Best wishes, Frank
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, "Slater Harrison"
> Here is a page with some single pipe pop pops, right in your neck of the
> world. http://www.poppopman.co.uk/ Click on the "single pipe boats from
> the 1920's" BTW, that site is interesting. A few years ago Dave--who
> runs the site-- sent me a picture of an original Piot boat which you can
> see at the top, here
> http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/boat/boatGallery.html . He has some
> interesting biographical details about Piot.In addition to the
> information on Piot's patent, Dave states that,
> "Mr Desiree Thomas Piot was a Frenchman, who emigrated to England and
> settled down in Bolshover street in London. His wife was the dressmaker
> of Queen Victoria.
> Probably using his wife's earning to pay for his inventions, in the
> 1890's he invented the pop pop boat (one of his last inventions)."
> I'd like to know more about Piot. Is Dave part of the pop pop group? Can
> we invite him to join?
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> Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 9:05 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] Ancient pop pop
> I'm in the UK and as long a I can remember we've had a pop pop that wa
> old when I first saw it about 1964
> Its commercially produced, alloy or zinc, no rust at all except the
> fuel pan, no tranfers or paint, no name its barge shape has a slotted
> top plate diaphragm type a single drive tube and metal rudder and flag
> on a wire that locates in a hole at the top and the drive tube at the
> bottom the top plate is held on to the tub with four pinch tabs and
> the pan handle has a high loop for your fingers and a slot at the back
> to locate it in. Pictures will follow as soon as I can find me camera
> Any Ideas lads and lasses