Salesman Sample

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Hello,

Are there any record for salesman sample canoes. Hope so.

If there are could the numbers 76789 or 76189 be checked.

Thanks, R.C.
 
Some of the Old Town models have serial numbers stamped on the stems but the four foot model with those numbers written in pencil there does not appear to match the build records for the full sized canoes attached below. The messages at http://forums.wcha.org/showthread.php?t=5029 have some more background about the auction history of this model.

These scans and several hundred thousand more were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at http://www.wcha.org/ot_records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/join.php to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer. Several other people who follow this forum are familar with this model and may offer more information. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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Do you plan to restore it and how? Are there any other indications of a design under the white overcoat other than the half blue and half yellow on the bottom?

Benson
 
Model canoe

Benson,

First I am going to study it before doing anything. It needs a lot of work but I do not want to slick it up and make it look new. There is yellow on the keel and traces of blue and maybe green under the poorly applied white. The single badly distorted stem band is a thin gauge copper. Did it perhaps have a heavier copper with a quarter round section? The ghost pattern of an earlier stem band does not match the present one although the tack holes in the outside stem match those of the present one.

R.C.
 
The single badly distorted stem band is a thin gauge copper. Did it perhaps have a heavier copper with a quarter round section? The ghost pattern of an earlier stem band does not match the present one although the tack holes in the outside stem match those of the present one.

There are many aspects of this model that don't make much sense to me and the stem bands are one of them. Most models that I have seen have a more rounded stem band. Please keep us posted on what you find and how it all turns out. Thanks,

Benson
 
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