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c. 1924 Kennebec Canoe Co. factory display model (aka 'salesman's sample')

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Posted 3 years ago


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68" long, in heavily crackled but truly wonderful original paint typical of early 1920's style. Exceedingly rare, one of only 60 made by Kennebec for display advertising purposes between 1916-26. Such models were often given by manufacturers to large retail outlets to be hung or mounted as display pieces; occasionally they were sold to private customers. This one turned up recently in a small country auction near the Catskills, NY state. Thanks to the very nice folks who allowed me to bring it home. The first photo shows the model "as found"; the second, third and fourth show it after some light cleaning and professional preservation/restoration.


  1. bushrat bushrat, 3 years ago
    Thanks to all who have loved and appreciated this old gal; she's a truly wonderful example from the 'roaring 20's'.

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