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Totem Foldable Boats, Inc.
234 15th St.
San Francisco, California
This company built a small 12' folding boat out of marine plywood. A smaller 8'9" model was available also. Advertised as "folds flat as a suitcase", not much else is known about this company. This information was found in the April 1959 issue of Popular Mechanics available on Google Books.
Totem Boats is also found listed as Bashford Manufacturing Company of Santa Cruz, California. Besides Totem Boats, this company made Ruud water heaters. In 1958, William Fulton was made plant manager; company president was W. H. Mixter.
More information will be added as it becomes available; until then check the boats-in-use link below: