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Little victories--found the SN, 130667

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by JimT, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. JimT

    JimT Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Here's a couple of pics, would love the build info. thanks in advance!!

    OT 130667 Aug 2019.jpg OT 130667 serial number.jpg
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Congratulations, the Old Town with serial number 130667 is a 16 foot long, AA (or top) grade, square stern model with open mahogany gunwales, a 48 inch mahogany deck, mahogany seats, a keel, outside stems, a floor rack, and sponsons. It was built between October, 1940 and February, 1941. The original exterior paint colors were dark green with T. (tropical) green on the bottom. It shipped on September, 24th, 1941 to Lake Placid, New York. A scan showing this build record can be found by following the link at the attached thumbnail image below.

    130667.jpg

    This scan 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/catalogs/old-town/records/ if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See http://www.wcha.org/about-wcha to learn more about the WCHA and http://www.wcha.org/store/membership to renew.

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

    Benson
     
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    JimT

    JimT Curious about Wooden Canoes

    thanks Benson, much appreciated. When the sun came back out I caught just a glimpse of the length numbers, sure enough after stripping a bit more paint there was the "16" ever so faintly there. pics of the full number below.

    Do folks ever try to re-stamp the numbers in the stem when restoring? it seems like these are so hard to see now, in the future they may be impossible to make out. And if people do that, what tool or tools to they use? just curious.

    thanks again for the build info.

    OT 130667-16 full SN.jpg OT 130667-16 SN detail .jpg
     
  4. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    I haven't heard of anyone trying to re-stamp a serial number over an old number. Some people have found old punch sets with similar numbers but it might be a challenge to find the exact same font for each digit. Good luck,

    Benson
     
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    JimT

    JimT Curious about Wooden Canoes

    thanks Benson, I may look into it. appreciate the info!
     
  6. Dave Osborn

    Dave Osborn LIFE MEMBER

    I’ve re-stamped. Font slightly different than original, but the serial number is preserved.
    Both times, on Boats like Jim’s.
     
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