This is a very nice, nearly unplayed with ferry-boat. One of the masts is not original but it is very clean. The boat measures 12″ x 4.5″ with a height to the top of the smokestack of 4.5″. This ferry-boat was produced in the 1950’s. It is very similar to the boats from the 1940’s with the main difference being the plastic cars instead of wooden cars. I now have two of these ferry boats from the 1950’s and both came with identical plastic cars produced by Thomas Mfg. Interestingly enough these Thomas plastic cars are nearly identical in style to earlier plastic cars with a Keystone marking. Thomas Mfg. provided plastic vehicles for Keystone during the 1950’s. The pictures of the Thomas Mfg. car are of a yellow example. You may notice in the picture of the ferry-boat the nose of a red car, that is the one that came with this particular boat. The box for this ferry-boat shows a double cabin boat which this boat is not. The box was used for more than one model. As mentioned this is a #962, with a single cabin, but the double cabin came in the same box as a #C-7.
From my private collection.