This is one for T-Heads! My earlier post about the T in Circle-like boat on a camper trailer got me scratching my own head. Is the boat [Nylint brand] in the Montgomery Ward catalogue really the same as my T Hydrofoil [above]?
When the two boats are placed together as above you can see that they are the same design - top is Nylint [I've erased the trailer for clarity] and bottom T in a Circle Hydrofoil.
Here's the same comparison only this time I've left the Nylint trailer in [top] and used the same brown decked version of the T in a Circle Hydrofoil [bottom].
It's strange though. When you look at old Nylint catalogues like the one below the green Camper is shown with a completely different boat and no Dune Buggy in sight [probably off chillin' somewhere!]
And the boxed toy itself is clearly does not include the T in a Circle boat but rather a green and red yacht[Box, Camper and boat below]. So the search goes on for the mysterious Nylint/ T in a Circle boat.
There's better news on the T in a Circle Hydrofoil box art though T-Heads!
Here it is in close-up from the box top and sides below.
Googling Hydrofoil art I first thought that Wilf Hardy's 'Hydrofoils' below [AllpostersUK] might do the biz but despite it's obvious 'box art' qualities it's just too dissimilar.
But it's that stalwart of British illustration Look and Learn comic that has come up trumps once again! With technical help and a licence to publish from Laurence Heyworth, MD of Look and Learn, here we have the cover of Issue 71 from the 25th May 1963 titled 'Ships on Skis'.
Comparing the Look and Learn and T Circle Hydrofoils [below] we can immediately see that, save a few differences, they are virtually the same illustration - even the j! Yes! Land ahoy! I love it when a plan comes together! All we need now is the artist's name - Look and Learn don't know!