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Looking for Peterborough Canoe Part

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by patrickb02, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. patrickb02

    patrickb02 New Member

    Hi,

    I recently restored an early 20th century Peterborough canoe. I am missing one of the metal Peterborough stamps on the side. Does anyone have any similar stamps for sale, or know where I can find one? Attached are some pictures of the existing metal stamp on the canoe.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Patrick
    I think I saw another post asking the same question a while ago and it was suggested that they get some reproductions made by an engraver as it should be a fairly straightforward task.
    It strikes me as odd that you appear to have them planted on top of some other plates so are you sure they are original?

    Cheers

    Alick
     
  3. OP
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    patrickb02

    patrickb02 New Member

    Thanks, Alick. Good question - I'm not sure. It's been in my great aunt's garage since the 40's. Her husband was the original owner. It's been in a state of disarray ever since I can remember. Do you think it would be worth taking off the plate to check under it?

    I'll check that post - thanks for the suggestion. Out of curiosity, what is the best way to find a good nautical engraver?
     
  4. alick burt

    alick burt LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi Patrick
    Yes I would have a look under them and the lower set.They have often been messed about with.I worked on an old wide board canoe which just had rather large rectangular plates.These covered the impression of marks made by smaller ones underneath that were probably removed to avoid import duty when it came to the UK where I live :)

    I wouldn't try and find a specifically nautical engraver It will probably just cost more because it has the word nautical in front just like anything that comes with the marine tag :) I use identitag.co.uk (but I am in the UK)
    Cheers
    Alick
    www.woodencanoes.uk
     

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