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Question for the Chestnut folk

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Pook, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Pook

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    Has anyone seen a Chestnut script logo anywhere but amidships on a canoe?
    A friend is looking at a 16' Pal for restoration with what appears to be the Chestnut script on canvas but currently mostly covered y a layer of red paint.
    I've seen a couple of variations on logo but always amidships. Hoping to learn something new.

    Bruce Logo on bow.jpg
  2. rbudge

    rbudge Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Never seen a company name anywhere but midships. It might have been painted on by a previous owner. When my Chestnut was new in 1975 it had a decal on it at midships, but that was fairly late production. I bet that isn't original canvas. The gunwhale screws don't look original. Phillips heads? Is your friend in NS?
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Script decals are common through 50s 60s and 70s - the factory did all sorts of stuff. At one time they appeared to be placed deliberately angled midships, as on my 50s Moonlight. Roger at Ivy Lea used to sell them, i believe the museum and Buckhorn canoes do now. The drywall screws, however, are not factory.
  5. OP

    Pook Chestnut Canoe fan

    Thanks guys.

    Benson, I looked through catalogues first and, though I saw seen the script with Chestnut on bow ( and stern on some boats) , I had never seen script only on bow. Perhaps once the paint is removed the "'nut" will appear.
    And yes Andre, angled script in the 50's and early 60's -but what I've seen has always been amidships.

    This canoe is a mess- but largely original. Screws may have been replaced but I think it still the remaining canvas is original - under a few coats of thick paint. Decks and original seat frames, too. This matchstick dry boat is sitting in Alberta.

    Really appreciate the responses.

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