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Factory display ("salesman's sample") Carleton Canoe Co. model, c. 1910-15

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Posted 6 years ago

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Another exciting find. Wonderful, old example of a 42" Carleton Canoe Co. factory display model (aka 'salesman's sample') dating to about 1910-15. This piece languished for many years behind a false wall in a building on Staten Island, NYC, only to be discovered when a new owner decided to renovate. What a delightful surprise! He enjoyed it for a number of years, then allowed me to purchase it recently.

It has survived mostly intact, but did receive some damage from an object falling upon it a long time ago, prior to being stored away behind the wall and forgotten about. Two seats and a thwart were broken and lost, along with a slight crack in a rib or two - all modest damage that can be repaired by a careful professional restorer. In a few months, I hope to have that work done and the model looking once again as it did when it left the factory.


  1. bushrat bushrat, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the love: officialfuel, ho2cultcha, toolate2, vetraio50, walksoftly. much appreciated.

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