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Old Town serial # info. 103769 17

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dave Secrist, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Dave Secrist

    Dave Secrist New Member

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you
    103769 17
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 103769 is a 17 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with red Western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, half ribs, a keel, outside stems, and a painter ring. It was built between November, 1929 and February, 1930. The original exterior paint design was similar to the one shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design06.gif which was know as the design number six. It shipped on February, 27th, 1930 to Chicago, Illinois.

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    This scan and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Please post some pictures if the original design is still showing. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

    Benson
     
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    Dave Secrist

    Dave Secrist New Member

    Wow that’s great ! What’s the story on that paint ? Any more info out there on that ?
    agin thank you very much !
     
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    Dave Secrist

    Dave Secrist New Member

    Mine has the original paint
     
  5. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

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