The Jacrim Company probably made this small, black sloop in 1936, just after they merged with the Keystone Toy Company of Boston. The original paint and decal on deck are in remarkably good condition. The mast, boom, sails and rigging have been restored. This boat has the classic hull shape of the Chester Rimmer designed boats, with a hollow hull that was "Guaranteed to Sail". Handsome in display and a perfect starter for a collection, this boat is a rare find.
Jacrim 20" Black Hollow Boat, Item 2020-13
The Jacrim sloop is 20" long, 4 1/2" wide, with a mist that is 24" off the deck. The overall display height, including stand, is 32". Jacrim boats were made of solid red wood, with the hull hollowed by machine. They were hand shaped and finished with a clear redwood deck. The classic black topsides were decorated with a gold cove stripe with a gold flourish on the bow. For brief period, the deck hardware included brass collars around the deck screws. After 1938, mass production at Keystone degraded the classic hull shape reduced the number of boat with hollow hulls.