Serial Number Ifno. please

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Serial Number info. please

What can anybody tell me about an 18 ft. with serial number 88776.
 
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The Old Town canoe with serial number 88776 is an 18 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Ideal model with red western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, mahogany thwarts, mahogany seats, half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built between November, 1925 and February, 1926. The original exterior paint color was similar to the image shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design22.gif which was known as design number 22. It was shipped on June 8th, 1926 to Long Island City, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

This scan and several hundred thousand others 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/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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Benson
 

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If your canoe is an Old Town, the Old Town canoe with serial number 88776 is 18feet long, AA grade, an Ideal model with western red cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, mahogany decks, seats, and thwarts, equipped with half ribs, a keel, and outside stems. It was built in 1925 and1926, being finished on February 16, 1926. The exterior was originally finished with design # 22, shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design22.gif -- one of Old Town's more complex designs. It was shipped on June 8,1926 to Macy’s warehouse in Long Island City, New York. A scan of this build record can be found by following the link behind the thumbnail image attached below.

88776 - 8260.jpg design22.gif

This scan and several hundred thousand others 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/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/about-the-wcha/ to learn more about the WCHA and http://store.wcha.org/WCHA-New-Membership.html to join.

It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.

Greg
 
I'm told by Benson Gray that if someone called OT about restoring it that there may be some notation that the restorer called. He suggests that it might be on the backside of the Build notice. Is this something that can be checked easily?
 
It appears that none of the back sides from any of the records in this box were scanned. You could contact customer service at the factory and see if they would be willing to walk over to the store and manually check the original paper record to see if there is anything on the back side. Let us know if they find anything for you,

Benson
 
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