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JAPANESE TOY BOATS

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The boats shown are believed to be ITO boats from  post war Japan.  I believe that ITO stands for International Trade Organization.  I have been told these boats were assembled by individual families.  Possibly some toys have an identifying number which may relate to the family.

All of the ITO boats appear to be of very high style and quality.  Here are some observations passed along by a viewer.

"A couple of details stand out on what are acknowledged ITO boats. Strictly my observations: Most ITO's have decks that are crowned, not flat like the cheaper toys. A lot of the decks are also grooved to simulate planking, with the center "plank" a little wider than the rest and often painted. The steering wheels are very nice castings and act as the power switch on many. ITO liked twin screw power; some have twin motors as well, but many have a large, horseshoe magnet motor, driving a simple gear box to split the power to two prop shafts. Cast step plates are often present on the deck. Multiple ventilator scoops often appear on the engine compartment hatch as do brass rails. Also, the use of color is most unusual."

Additional information on these toys would be appreciated

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ABOVE: Believed to be ITO. Details unknown but a superb level of style and detail

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ABOVE: Believed to be ITO. ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS FINE TOY

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ITO 19 Inch, ANOTHER COLOR VARIATION

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16 INCH, 3 D CELL BATTERIES, JAPANESE

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ANOTHER BOAT I BELIEVE MAY BE MADE BY THE SAME SOURCE AS THE ABOVE TWO BOATS.  POSSIBLY ITO ??  IF ANYONE HAS INFO ON THESE TOYS IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.  THEY APPEAR TO BE VERY WELL CRAFTED TOYS.

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REPORTEDLY ALL EXAMPLES OF ITO BATTERY OPERATED BOATS

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ABOVE: ITO HARBOR PATROL

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ABOVE: JAPANESE 16 INCH HYDORPLANE, POSSIBLY ITO??

Single TMY horseshoe motor, dual rudder, one under each fin. Headlight in front of each pontoon. "Shark" written in script on each fin.

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ABOVE: 16 INCH. Name: Swallow

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ABOVE SIX PHOTOS:  Huge ITO 49 inch, 15 inch beam, four props, 22 D size batteries. 
Anyone with more information on these huge ITO boats please email, I'll include with this listing.

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ABOVE:  Japan, 27 inch, maker unknown.

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ABOVE: Japan, 34 inch, TMY motor, maker unknown.

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