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Identifying a Chestnut Canoe

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Rickcanuck, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Rickcanuck

    Rickcanuck New Member

    Length 15 feet
    > weight 50 lbs
    > width 37 5/8 inches
    > decal Chestnut canoe co. Fredericton N.B. inc 1905
    > Serial No. 12218
    > Gunwales are of open design.
    > Screws used are Robertson square head copper, going by the oxidation



    I have discussed this with Dragonfly canoe and they agree with me that the canoe is a Chestnut Bobs special/Bantam grade 2 canoe. Does anyone no how to find the date of mfg or what I should look for that will assist in dating it? I am aware the decal dates it prior to 1974, so that puts it somewhere between 1918 and 1973.

    thanks
    rick
     

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