Re: The production of pop-pop boats in Bangladesh
- Hi Slater,
Thanks for the video link. I am going to bookmark it for possible use
on some of the other groups where I occasionally emerge from lurkdom.
My daughter might be able to use it in a middle school where she is a
special eds teacher.
Best wishes, Frank
--- In email@example.com, Slater Harrison
>have good contacts with craftspeople there anymore. By the way, I have
> Hi Frank,
> It's been several decades since I was in Bangladesh, so no, I don't
uploaded a full-length version of the pop pop instructions on Google
Video for people who want it all in one place, and also for schools
where YouTube is blocked.
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Frank McNeill
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> Subject: [pop-pop-steamboats] The production of pop-pop boats in
> Hi Slater,
> Do you have any contacts in Bangladesh that might be interested in
> producing pop-pop boats with hulls, decks, etc. made of wood or
> bamboo? There don't seem to be any current sources for manufactured
> pop-pop boats safe enough for kids to play with.
> Clicking on our link to Buzz's Boatyard will dispay a warning that
> "These boats are not sold as children's toys as they may have sharp
> edges. These boats are sold as metal replica collector items only!"
> There is also a RECALL NOTICE: "We have recalled all small Titanic
> ships and all "Hut" boats sold between April 2007 and November 2007.
> This is a voluntary recall. Please click the link below to view the
> details of this recall on CPSC's web site. Please remove these two
> models from children as they contain excessive levels of lead in the
> paint. More information here, on CPSC web site! Both boats are made by
> Welby of India. US Importer Notice: Importation of these boats from
> Welby is a violation of Federal law! Neither model may be legally sold
> in the United States!"
> I am afraid that in spite of your admirable work, pop-pop boats will
> become an endangered species if a source for manufactured kid friendly
> pop-pop boats can't be found or created. There are sources of design
> "inspiration." Card stock paper models are problematic because of
> their copyright restrictions- but there are companies that produce
> little cast ship models that are used as place markers by members of
> maritime war gaming groups. Before going this route I would contact
> these companies to obtain permission for basing pop-pop boat designs
> on their cast models. Some of them might be interested in selling
> handcrafted pop-pop boats through their existing channels.
> Best wishes,
> old Frank