Friday, December 26, 2014

We used to make things in this country. #120 (Revisited). The Peterborough Canoe Company, Peterborough, Ontario

From the 1953 catalogue of the J.H. Ashdown Hardware Company Limited, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The Peterborough Canoe Company was founded in 1892 and its products are still highly prized.  Following the Second World War, the company turned to the manufacture of power boats but was ultimately unsuccessful in competing against cheaper aluminum and fibreglass boats.  It closed its doors in 1961.

See Mister G's earlier post for a catalogue entry for the company's canoes.

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