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Ole Evinrude

Outboard Motors Corporation

1920 - 1928

Fabricated Goods

1920 b. 1877
Born-Died1877 - 1934
BirthplaceWisconsin (WI)
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1920

Evinrude created the recreational boating industry with his development of the first practical outboard motor. In 1920, Evinrude developed the Elto motor, a lightweight, two-cylinder outboard motor. The outboard motor industry thrived and in 1929, three companies- Elto, Evinrude, and Lockwood-Ash-merged to form Outboard Motor Company.