8 ¾ inch long, 11 inch wingspan
No age recommendation specified
Copyright 2000 The Ertl Company, Inc., Dyersville, Iowa
Produced by Ertl Collectibles and Racing Champions
Officially licensed product of Texaco
Authentically scaled replica 1936 Keystone-Loening Commuter
Die-cast metal coin bank
Highly detailed with struts & rotating propeller
Certificate of authenticity included
Familiarly known as "The Duck," the plane, a Keystone-Loening Amphibian Commuter, was purchased by Texaco from Embree H. Hunt of Houma, Louisiana on March 19, 1936 for the amount of $14,690.75. During the years of 1936 through 1938 the plane was operated in the Houma District by the Louisiana-Arkansas Division of the Producing Department. It was occasionally used in the New Iberia District. On July 24, 1944 the plane was sold to Speed Boat Sales, Inc. in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Keystone-Loening Amphibian Commuter was a four-place, single engine biplane. The hull was constructed mostly of aluminum alloy fastened together with machine screws. The water tightness of the hull allows taking off and landing in shallow water.
This replica of the 1936 Keystone-Loening Commuter “The Duck” and its container are in mint condition.
Item is new in box and was only removed to take the pictures.