Sharing some pics of a new discovery

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by Roger Young, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Thanks to the kindness of two wonderful canoe/antique loving friends, I am able to share with you some pics of a newly discovered, but as yet unidentified, display sample canoe, likely from the late 1800's, and possibly of Peterborough/Lakefield origin. This lovely old all- wood model will shortly be joining other early sample canoes of both US and Canadian origin currently on loan to the Canadian Canoe Museum, where it will become part of the 'Artisan & Industry' exhibit.

    This model is 4' in length, 3 boards per side, flat ribs, no battens, one piece decks, fairly wide thwarts set into blocks. Interestingly, the planks and outwales are attached with tiny screws; a few clenched nails can be seen, but the fastenings are primarily screws. Photos are posted below, with a second set up close-ups following. Your comments are most welcome. Indeed, any thoughts/opinions as to origin will be most gratefully received. 20170901_101057.jpg 20170901_101129.jpg 20170901_101147.jpg 20170901_101159.jpg 20170901_101304.jpg 20170901_101311.jpg
     
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    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    Some close-up pics of the newly found, as yet unidentified, all-wood 20170901_101217.jpg 20170901_101223.jpg 20170901_101248.jpg 20170901_101256.jpg 20170901_101333.jpg 20170901_101325.jpg sample model.
     
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    Roger Young

    Roger Young display sample collector

    This pic may give a better indication of the screws used where one would normally expect to find tacks. IMG_1097.JPG
     

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