The Willits Brothers and Their Canoes: Wooden Boat Craftsmen in Washington State, 1908-1967
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BeschreibungCarefully researched and documented, this combination biography and company history tells the story of Earl and Floyd Willits and their unique canoe company. Beginning with their family's westward migration from Illinois, it follows the brothers as they set about starting the business that would become their lifelong work. Close attention is given to the Willitses? business management and construction techniques as well as their personal lives. Appendices include a detailed company logbook, instructions from the Willits brothers on various areas of canoe use and maintenance, a price list of canoes from 1928 to 1964 and a list of serial numbers and dates of manufacture. In addition, a price comparison with the Old Town Canoe Company, a listing of museums exhibiting a Willits Brothers canoe, two Willits Brothers Canoe company catalogs and various plans of Willits canoes are provided. Contemporary photographs from the Willits family collection are also included.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 260 Seiten