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Author Topic: id request for uranium canoes - ID = Burtles and Tate  (Read 1371 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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id request for uranium canoes - ID = Burtles and Tate
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:13:56 PM »
had a feeling I'd seen this design somewhere on the GMB in the past, but now don't have a clue where - unfortunately no marks that I can find  -  and four small feet on each.          About 7" (175mm) long.       Grateful if anyone is able to enlighten me.      Sorry pix aren't too great, and they do fluoresce in case anyone does wonder.      thanks for looking :).

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Re: id request for uranium canoes
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 11:38:47 PM »
Paul they are Burtles and Tate its not that easy to find one of them RD44445

Roy

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Re: id request for uranium canoes
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 09:31:01 AM »
wonderful news Roy - many thanks indeed for your quick reply.        Must admit they initially made me think Continental or States rather than the U.K. - so just shows how wrong you can be - and for those who, like me, didn't know, the design was first registered in March 1886.
P.S.     I was tempted to break out in a verse or two of 'The Good Ship Venus' ;)

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Re: id request for uranium canoes
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 09:35:17 AM »
Quite a find three turning up together  :o

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Re: id request for uranium canoes
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 09:46:10 AM »
I agree to find one would be good but 3 is WOW , I have never found one myself yet well done a great find.

Roy

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Re: id request for uranium canoes - ID = Burtles and Tate
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 10:08:55 AM »
thanks for the interest.      No doubt there's a simple explanation, but I was intrigued by the figurehead of one end the centre canoe, the head of which is upturned rather than looking down.       The other five heads are all positioned with a downward look  -  it's just the one which seems to have been modeled differently.         I thought the piece had an overall sort of Viking look - off to Valhalla or similar :)

 

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