The Uranus is the second smallest in the Star Line Pond boats sold by the Schoenhut Toy Co. Schoenhut distributed a distinctive line of toy pond boats. A catalog from 1929 advertises the Star Line, named after the planets (sorry no Pluto). Featuring a rounded hollow hull, large weighted keel and small oval rudder, the boats were steered with a unique brass balance rudder beam, attached with a spring to the deck. The boats were advertised as made in the U.S.A.
The original hull paint and name decal are in excellent condition. I have refinished the deck. Unfortunately, this boat is missing the original rudder. I hope to find a better replacement.
Uranus 22" Sloop from Schoenhut Toys, Item 2017-16
- The Uranus is 21 1/2" long and 5 1/2" wide. It is rigged with 27 1/2" mast and 12 1/2" boom, new sails and rigging. The hull is hollow with a light colored deck.