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What is this page?  This page identifies and pictures all cast metal collectible "K&O" and Alterscale outboards made to date.  The K&O outboards were made from 1952 to 1962 are are available only from other collectors as K&O ceased production in 1962. Some Alterscale models are current production models.  Plastic toy outboards do not carry a value premium (as reflected in market prices) like those constructed of metal.  K&O antique toy outboards trade in the range of $100 to thousands.

              
              

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1. Johnson 1952
25hp; Sea Horse;
Green; metal;
K&O
JH_52_25_tn.jpg (1662 bytes) 2. Johnson 1953
25hp; Sea Horse;
Green; metal
K&O
JH_53_25_tn.jpg (2107 bytes) 3. Johnson 1954
25hp; Sea Horse;
Green; metal
K&O
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4. Johnson 1955
25hp Sea Horse
Green; Metal;
K&O
Jh_56_25_tn.jpg (2012 bytes) 5. Johnson 1956
30hp Sea Horse;
Metal;
K&O

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6. Johnson 1957
35 hp Sea Horse
Metal;
K&O
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7. Johnson 1958
35 hp Sea Horse
Metal; 
K&O
jh_58_35_tn.jpg (2709 bytes) 8. Johnson  1958
50 hp Super Sea
Horse; Metal;
K&O
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Johnson 1959
35hp Super  Sea
Horse; Metal;
K&O

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10. Johnson 1959
50hp Super Sea
Horse; white;
metal; K&O
Jh_59_50_tn.jpg (1530 bytes) 11. Johnson 1960
40hp Super Sea
Horse; Metal;
K&O
jh_60_40_tn.jpg (1744 bytes) 12. Johnson 1960
75hp Super Sea
Horse; White;
Metal; K&O

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13. Johnson 1961
40hp Super Sea
Horse; metal
K&O

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14. Johnson 1961
75hp Super Sea
Horse; Metal
K&O
Jh_60_75.jpg (1934 bytes) 15. Johnson 1962
40hp Super Sea
Horse; Metal
K&O

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16. Johnson 1962
75hp Super Sea
Horse; metal
K&O

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17. Johnson 1990
300hp; GT300 V8 Gray-panel hood; metal; 1:9 scale; 7.5 inches; Alterscale; 488 made.
Retired in 1998.
Jh_90_300_tn.jpg (2574 bytes) 18. Johnson 1990
300hp; GT300 V8 Gray-black panel hood; metal;
1:9 scale; 7.5 inches; 1,000 made. Alterscale
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19. Johnson 1990
300hp; GT300 V8 White; metal; 1:9 scale; 7.5 inches; 1,500 made. Alterscale
JH_90_300_white_tn.jpg (2260 bytes) 20. Mercury 1955
40hp Mark 55 green/silver
Metal; K&O
Merc_00_55grn_silv_tn.jpg (1648 bytes) 21. Mercury 1956
40 hp Mark 55
red/cream;
metal; K&O
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22. Mercury 1956
40 hp Mark 55
green/silver;
metal; K&O
merc56_mk55gs_tn.jpg (2246 bytes) 24. Mercury 1956
40 hp Mark 55;
green/cream;
Metal; K&O
merc58_mk55_gs_tn.jpg (2389 bytes) 25. Mercury 1957
40 hp Mark 55E
red/cream;
Metal; K&O
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26. Mercury 1957
60 hp Mark 75;
red/ cream;
Metal; K&O
Merc_57_Mk75_tn.jpg (1509 bytes) 27. Mercury 1957
60 hp Mark 75;
all cream; Metal
K&O

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28. Mercury 1957 Mark 75H Racing; quicksliver lower unit; red/tan; with power head detail; 1:8 scale (5.75 inches tall). 715 made.  Alterscale
29. Mercury 1957 Mark 75H Racing; quicksliver lower unit; Blue on blue color; with power head detail; 1:8 scale, 5.25" tall, only 275 made.  Alterscale, Retired 2003. 30. Mercury 1958
40 hp Mark 55
green/Lt. green;
Metal; K&O
Merc_00_49gr_tn.jpg (2524 bytes) 31. Mercury 1958
70 hp Mark 78;
red /white; Metal
K&O

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32. Mercury 1959
70 hp Mark 78A;
white; metal;
drink mixer;
K&O
Merc_59_78Amx.jpg (3285 bytes) 33. Mercury 1959
70 hp Mark 78A;
white; metal
blue decals;
K&O

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34. Mercury 1959
22 hp Mark 28A
Stamped metal;
K&O
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35. Mercury 1960
80 hp Merc 800;
White; Metal;
Red decals; Very Rare!
K&O
Merc_60_800_tn.jpg (2352 bytes) 36. Mercury 1960
22 hp Merc 200
Stamped metal;
K&O
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Buying and Selling K&O Antique Toy Outboard (from the 1950's and '60's): Premiere collectors who also purchase, trade, and sell antique K&O models: Jack Browning (email: JBrow9945@aol.com ): 214 16th Street; Roanoke, VA 24017 (ph: 540-982-1253). Jack wrote the book "Toy Outboards." Also contact Bill Arick, 400 N. Meridian, Valley Center, KS 67147 (ph: 316-755-1528).  These enthusiasts generally have quite a few K&O outboard models for sale. Bill Arick has available many remolded parts (cast in metal) for the K&O outboard Toys. He also has "cast metal display stands" modeled on the (real) Mercury stands. The stands are very to-scale and quite nicely done. Contact Jack or Bill or Terry directly at the numbers above.  Please keep in mind that these outboards trade as "antique toys" and are relatively expensive.  Many thanks to collector Bob McDonald (email: Jb6290@aol.com ) for help with the K&O photos.  Bob buys sells and trades toy outboards:  ph:  718-762-2541;  address:  Bob McDonald;   166-12  29th  Avenue; Flushing, NY 11358-1402.

Book References:
Toy Outboard Motors (Revised 2003); by Jack Browning; $40.00 plus shipping; 217 pages of compiled articles (by Jack Browning) with photos. Available only direct: Jack Browning (email: JBrow9945@aol.com ); 214 16th Street; Roanoke, VA 24017 (ph: 540-982-1253). Comment: This is the only comprehensive work in existence on this subject. It covers principally the K&O outboard motors (in detail) but touches on many other toy outboards and boats.  Jack Browning is one of the world's premier collectors of toy outboards.