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a Metal Duck Boat
Metal Duck Boat
W. H. Mullins Boat Company, Salem OH (1893-1924)
Pressed galvanized steel
Illinois State Museum collection
Donation of William Taylor, Decatur, IL
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This galvanized steel duck boat with flotation compartments has four pressed eight-petaled flowers decorating it, two inside on the ends and two on the top near the opening. Go to image of detail of duck boat There are two oars, one paddle, a wooden seat, raised flooring, and covered fore and after decks. The boat is associated with the Elder Family of Osbornville, Illinois and was manufactured by the W.H. Mullins boat company of Salem, OH between 1893 and 1924. Go to image of Mullins 1899 catalog page
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