Toy History 2

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What is this page?  This page identifies and pictures all cast metal collectible “K&O” and Alterscale outboards made to date.  The K&O outboards were made from 1952 to 1962 are are available only from other collectors as K&O ceased production in 1962. Alterscale models are current production models available directly from Alterscale and through many outboard dealers.  Plastic toy outboards do not carry a value premium (as reflected in market prices) like those constructed of metal.  K&O antique toy outboards trade in the range of $100 to thousands                  

Model Photo Model Photo Model Photo
38.  Mercury 1961
6hp Merc 60;
Metal; K&O
merc_00_6_tn.jpg (1684 bytes) 39.  Mercury 1961
80 hp Merc 800;
White; Metal; gold decals;  rare K&O
merc_61_800_tn.jpg (2428 bytes) 40. Mercury  1962
100 hp Merc 1000;
black; metal; 1st black Merc; K&O
merc_62_1000_tn.jpg (2915 bytes)
41. Mercury 1994 150hp ProMax EFI
Black lower unit;
Powerhead detailed;
7″ tall;400 made Alterscale
Retired in 2000.

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42. Mercury 1997
150hp ProMax
EFI black; metal;
chrome lower unit; Powerhead, 7″ tall, 350 made  Alterscale.
merc225_PH_TN.jpg (3844 bytes) 43. Mercury 1997
2.5 Liter EFI black; metal; Powerhead , 7″ tall, 400 made
chrome lower unit

Retired in 2004
merc225_PH_TN.jpg (3844 bytes)
44.  Mercury 1997
225hp ProMax
EFI black; metal;
Powerhead detailed;
7″ tall;900 made Alterscale

Retired in 2000.
merc225_PH_TN.jpg (3844 bytes) 45. Mariner 1997 225 hp Super Mag  metal;  7″ tall; chrome lower unit;400 madePowerhead detailed; Alterscale
Retired in 2000.
mariner_225_PH_TN.jpg (4110 bytes) 46. Mariner 1997 2.5 Liter EFI;  metal;  7″ tall; chrome lower unit; Powerhead detailed;250 made Alterscale
Mariner_TN.jpg (2459 bytes)
47.  Oliver  1958
35hp Two-tone;
Metal, Rare;
Oliver_58_00_tn.jpg (2060 bytes) 48. Gale Buccaneer 1957 25hp Green;
Buc_57_25_tn.jpg (1912 bytes) 49. Gale  Buccaneer 1958
25hp; two tone;
metal; K&O
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50.  Gale; 1959;
35hp Sovereign;
white; Metal;
gale_59_35_tn.jpg (2157 bytes) 51.  Gale; 1960
60hp Sovereign; White&black; Metal; Rare; 20 known to exist; K&O
Gale_60_60_tn.jpg (1445 bytes) 52.  Scott Atwater 1956 33hp; green&gold;
metal; K&O
Scottat_00_33_tn.jpg (2653 bytes)
53.  Scott Atwater ’57 1957 25hp;
Lt. blue cowl;
metal;  K&O
scott57_22_tn.jpg (2430 bytes) 54.  Scott Atwater 1957 40hp;  metal;
scott57_40_tn.jpg (2412 bytes) 55.  Scott 1958
25hp; red;
metal; K&O
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56.  Scott 1958
Metal; K&O
scott58_40_tn.jpg (2566 bytes) 57.  Evinrude 1953
25hp Big Twin;
Blue; metal;
evin53_25_tn.jpg (2641 bytes) 58. Evinrude 1954
25hp Big Twin;
Blue; metal;
EV_54_25_tn.jpg (1827 bytes)
59.  Evinrude 1955
25hp Big Twin:
Metal;   K&O
EV_55_25_tn.jpg (1660 bytes) 60.  Evinrude 1956 30hp Big Twin; blue/ white/black Metal;   K&O evin56_25_tn.jpg (2850 bytes) 61.  Evinrude 1958
35hp Big Twin
Blue/white Metal;   K&O
EV_58_35_tn.jpg (2245 bytes)
62.  Evinrude 1957
35hp Big Twin
Blue/white/black Metal;   K&O
Ev_57_35_tn.jpg (1820 bytes) 63.  Evinrude 1958 50hp; Starflite;
metal; K&O
Ev_58_50_tn.jpg (2846 bytes) 64. Evinrude 1959
35hp Lark; gray;
metal; K&O
Ev_59_40_tn.jpg (2516 bytes)
65.  Evinrude 1959
50hp Starflite;
Metal; K&O
EV_59_50_tn.jpg (1899 bytes) 66.  Evinrude 1960 40hp Lark II; gray/white
& red;  metal; K&O
EV_60_40_tn.jpg (1796 bytes) 67.  Evinrude 1960
75hp Starflite  II; gray/white & red;  Metal;  K&O
EV_60_75_tn.jpg (1812 bytes)
68.  Evinrude 1961
40hp Lark III;
Dk. green/white;  metal; K&O
EV_61_40_tn.jpg (1773 bytes) 69.  Evinrude 1961 75hp Starflite III; Dk. green/white;  metal; K&O EV_61_75_tn.jpg (2070 bytes) 70.  Evinrude 1962
40hp Lark IV;
Dk. green/white;
metal; K&O
EV_62_40_tn.jpg (1867 bytes)
71.  Evinrude 1962
75hp Starflite IV;
Dk. green/white;  metal; K&O
EV_62_75_tn.jpg (1891 bytes) 72. Evinrude 1991 300hp XP300 V8 blue; 1:9 scale;  7.5 inches; metal; 2,300 made.  Alterscale Ev_91_300_tn.jpg (2282 bytes) 73. Evinrude CR 1991 300hp V8 XP300 blue; 1:9 scale;   Limited Edition of 1,000; Metal; Alterscale EvCR_91_300_tn.jpg (2698 bytes)
74.  Evinrude 1991 300hp V8 XP300 blue; 1:9 scale;   Full Powerhead
Metal; Marketed by “Danbury Mint.” Decorated Box. 125 made, Retired in 1999.
DanMint_Phead2_tn.jpg (3296 bytes) 75. Telmex V8: First promotional miniature. Matches Telmex F-1 boat.  Limited to  300!  Includes   powerhead. Alterscale.
Retired in 2002.
Telmex_outboard_tn.jpg (3272 bytes) 76. V8 Powerhead Kit.   Retrofit for Atlerscale V8 models. Chrome stacks. Limited edition of 1,000.  Two power heads in each Kit.

V8_PH_rear_right_TN_chrome.jpg (3683 bytes)

77. Elgin (Sears) 45hp? White Plastic but the only Elgin ever made. Nicely done even if plasitic. K&O origin? elgin_tn.jpg (2391 bytes) 81. Clark Troller 1934 twin.  Limited production of of  60.  Price $1,050 when new in 2001.   Cast in metal. 1:3 scale.  Clark_troller_twin_TN.jpg (2837 bytes) 82. Clark Troller 1934 single.  Limited production of of  60.  Priced $670 when new in 2000.  Cast in metal. 1:3 scale. Clark_troller_single_TN.jpg (2527 bytes)
83. Mercury 1957 Mark 55E Quicksilver Green & tan; 1:8 scale, 6 inches, metal; 500 made. Alterscale. 84. Mercury 1957 Mark 55E Sarasota Blue; 1:8 scale, 6 inches; metal; 275 made.  Alterscale.  Retired in 2004.

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Buying and Selling K&O Antique Toy Outboard (from the 1950’s and ’60’s): Premiere collectors who also purchase, trade, and sell antique K&O models: Jack Browning (email: ): 214 16th Street; Roanoke, VA 24017 (ph: 540-982-1253). Jack wrote the book “Toy Outboards.” Also contact Bill Arick, 400 N. Meridian, Valley Center, KS 67147 (ph: 316-755-1528); Terry Topjun: PO Box 4487, Sevierville, TN  (ph: 941-920-2002) email: (Terry often has Mercs). These enthusiasts generally have quite a few K&O outboard models for sale. Bill Arick has available many remolded parts (cast in metal) for the K&O outboard Toys. He also has “cast metal display stands” modeled on the (real) Mercury stands. The stands are very to-scale and quite nicely done. Contact Jack or Bill or Terry directly at the numbers above.  Please keep in mind that these outboards trade as “antique toys” and are relatively expensive.  Many thanks to collector Bob McDonald (email: ) for help with the K&O photos.  Bob buys sells and trades toy outboards:  ph:  718-762-2541;  address:  Bob McDonald;   166-12  29th  Avenue; Flushing, NY 11358-1402.

Book References:
Toy Outboard Motors (Revised November 2000); by Jack Browning; $26.95; 195 pages of compiled articles (by Jack Browning) with photos. Available only direct: Jack Browning (email: ); 214 16th Street; Roanoke, VA 24017 (ph: 540-982-1253). Comment: This is the only comprehensive work in existence on this subject. It covers principally the K&O outboard motors (in detail) but touches on many other toy outboards and boats.  Jack Browning is one of the world’s premier collectors of toy outboards. 

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