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Identify Chestnut Canoe?

Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by jfrimeth, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. jfrimeth

    jfrimeth New Member

    I have just purchased a Chestnut.

    Number looks like 79103 or maybe 70103.

    Probably the first one.

    Where do I find out when it was made, the model and where it was made?

    Also, is there something to help clarify the number?

    Thanks
     
  2. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    Unfortunately, we cannot learn anything from Chestnut serial numbers - no records are known to exist.

    To get started, post the length, maximum beam and depth, whether it has 1-1/2" or 2-3/8" wide ribs, whether it has carry thwarts, and if the decal is still present, what city is printed on it. Also if the decks are heart-shaped or semi-circular.

    If you can also post a photo or six, all that much the better.

    Dan
     
  3. OP
    OP
    jfrimeth

    jfrimeth New Member

    chestnut information

    I don't have the canoe now, dropped it off to be fixed up. I will go from memory.


    To get started, post the length: 16 ft

    maximum beam and depth, - don't have now


    whether it has 1-1/2" or 2-3/8" wide ribs: guessing 2-3/8"


    whether it has carry thwarts: - 1 thwart only where the yolk would be

    and if the decal is still present, what city is printed on it: Fredericton, NB Pat. 1905 - decal on Bow deck only

    Also if the decks are heart-shaped or semi-circular: semi-circle

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks,

    Jack
     
  4. Giiwedin

    Giiwedin Gouvernail

    If it helps, I purchased two custom Prospectors from Chestnut in the spring of 1965. Their serial numbers were 73710 and 73711.
     

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