I fully realize that I am one of those collectors. Even finding an empty cardboard box can be exciting. This is a shipping box for model #622 canoes. The box measures 10.5 x 19 x 8 inches. As you can see the box originally held 48 canoes and one of the flaps is stamped with the price per unit. What I wouldn’t give to buy these canoes for only 39 cents! The box is marked Keystone Wood Toys so it dates after 1953. The #622 canoe appears in a 1956 Keystone Wood Toys catalog.
From my private collection.
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My dad worked in the press room for Keystone Mfg. He stamped out the keels as well as reels for movie film projectors. He could not afford to buy me a whole boat while trying to support the family. I would get a keel one day then a hull , mast maybe ,and if I was lucky a sail that was damaged in mfg. I never forgot those days . Yes we were poor and I would not change my childhood for anything . Miss you dad.
Thanks for reaching out. I would love to hear more about your father’s time with Keystone. What years did he work for Keystone?
Oh the work sites were “A” Street Boston and Morrisey Blvd. in Dorchester, Ma.
This is the first time I have heard about Morrissey Blvd. I know that Keystone was located at 288 A Street from 1925 to 1941 and then 151 Hallet Street from 1942 to 1960. Was Morrisey Blvd. additional work space or a move of the company?