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Tommy Mann with the New Brighton Duck #832977
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Is this duck the same as the one used in Liverpool? (maybe the one that sunk)

http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/trolleyed/4/21/2679/index.htm

http://www.theyellowduckmarine.co.uk/uploadedfiles/images/Q8Lifeboat.jpg

http://www.20thcenturyimages.co.uk/trolleyed/11/44/2258/index.htm

Seems like it could be Wacker Quacker 2,3 or 4, just modified

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Looks like Tommy Mann's duck was a 6 wheeler (drive).The other is only a 4 wheeler. there were lots of amphibious vehicles left over from WW2,from different makers for different tasks.I'd say it wasn't his.

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hehehe, looks like there not the same
Both had 6 wheels though

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Cheers Zipper
I missed that when looking at there site, DOH!

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Tommy Mann was my father and he never had any connection with the Dukws in New Brighton.
His business was the miniature railway and children's amusements on the Tower Grounds. He also leased the Marine Lake, with boat building in Virginia Road. Latterly the opening of Fort Perch Rock after the purchase from the Crown.
I hope that this answers the questions on the Dukw.
Regards
tom14

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WOW! welcome tom and thanks for the info

Duck 1
Duck 2

These 2 links are misleading then
Maybe you should contact 20thcenturyimages so they can give the proper description

Thanks again tom wink

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Hi Mikeeb
As a new member, thanks for your welcome.
These photos of 'Tommy Mann New Brighton Dukw' have been circulating for some years now. I have requested that a correction is made over the years but they have not done so.
Regards tom14
nice to hear from you


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