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Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by Dave Secrist, Jan 17, 2020.
Any help would be appreciated
Welcome and congratulations, the Old Town canoe with serial number 103769 is a 17 foot long, AA (or top) grade, Otca model with red Western cedar planking, open mahogany gunwales, half ribs, a keel, outside stems, and a painter ring. It was built between November, 1929 and February, 1930. The original exterior paint design was similar to the one shown at http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/design06.gif which was know as the design number six. It shipped on February, 27th, 1930 to Chicago, Illinois.
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It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match the canoe. Please post some pictures if the original design is still showing. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions.
Wow that’s great ! What’s the story on that paint ? Any more info out there on that ?
agin thank you very much !
Mine has the original paint
Old Town offered many different paint designs in their catalogs over the years. The design number six was only shown in 1924 as shown below so it is unusual that someone remembered it and ordered one in 1930. The full set of designs are shown at http://www.wcha.org/content/old-town-canoe-company-color-design-poster and http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/designs/thumbnal.html if you are curious. Please post some pictures of it. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question.
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