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Rushton double paddles

Discussion in 'Paddles and Paddle Making' started by Mark Adams, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Hi all,

    Does anyone out there happen to have pictures and/or drawings and dimensions of a Rushton double paddle?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    I've got three - half-paddles of various styles with different blade shapes. Haven't measured them, but could become a project...

    Dan
     

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    Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Hi Dan,

    To resurrect this thread..

    Could you possibly send me a coupel of pics of the one on the far right? That is the style I was thinking of. However, I'd like something to go with a 1888-1894 Vaux. Any ideas?
     
  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Will do so as soon as I return home later today (chased by a storm!)

    Either would be appropriate I think. The middle one was the "standard" option, the square tipped one was available by special order in that time period.

    Dan
     
  5. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    Mark,
    I think the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum has a Rushton Double.... in their Rushton display.
    www.wisconsincanoeheritagemuseum.org for contact info.
    Jed, the new executive director would know and send you a photo.
    Dave
     
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    Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Hi Dan and Dave,

    Thanks! I have a very old Double I picked up somewhere, it is nicely done, but is something like 9' long. I'll post a couple of pics later. I have no idea of the maker, but it is similar to a Rushton paddle. It seems that there is very little to distinguish one maker from the other though. Dan, were Rushtons labeled?

    Dave, the Only Rushton they have is the little Nessmuk, right?

    Have a great New Year, and safe travels, Dan
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Rushton paddles are marked sometimes, but not always. Mine are marked either J.H. Rushton or W.E. Taylor - Winnie Taylor ran a canoe livery in Canton that was stocked with Rushton stuff. The overall length is also marked on them.

    Attached is a photo of the double bladed paddle that accompanied the Rushton Vaux Jr. that was donated to the Canadian Canoe Museum a couple years ago.
     

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  8. dtdcanoes

    dtdcanoes LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Hi, MARK....I have an 8' double that restored beautifully, very old and the rarer squared tip. If you can wait a bit , I will try to get some pics to you. If it is the case you want this version, I would send some patterns etc to you. Do get back again to me, should it appear that I have forgotten. Happy New Year.........good effort on doing it correctly. We'll get you there.Dave
     
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    Mark Adams

    Mark Adams all wood nut

    Dave, (Dtd) that would be great! Thanks. I'll send my e mail via PM.
     

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