Ole Evinrude Ole Evinrude was born in on 19th April, 1877. While some of the largest models will push a boat at the speed of thirty-five miles an hour, the average small model does well if it attains to a speed of ten miles. During a picnic on an island that summer, Evinrude made a 5-mile roundtrip by rowboat in 90-degree heat to fetch his beloved some ice cream. Working day and night, he came near to ruining his health. We have reserved the Vista suite, a private area for our group.
The simplest type of engine the company produced was a 2-stroke internal combustion engine that was powered by a mixture of gasoline and oil. A friend borrowed Ole's motor for a Sunday outing. His wife Bess died in 1933, at only 48 years old, and Ole Evinrude died the following year, 57 years old. Three additional siblings were born in America. In 1936 the Evinrude company merged with the Johnson Motor Company to form the Outboard Marine Corporation, which has enjoyed continuing success in the outboard motor business. We will use the personally-identifying information that you provide about others in order to provide the products or services that you have requested; for example, to enable us to send them your gifts or cards.
. Evinrude's company survived only from sale to sale; but even in these hard times, Ole Evinrude never lost his optimism and generosity. Working day and night, he came near to ruining his health. It was assumed, for partnership purposes, that the motor was worth that amount. There are no oil changes with this engine, as well as no belts, and no valve or throttle linkage adjustments.
In his spare time he built his own horseless carriages, which he road tested in town --- much to the astonishment and dismay of his fellow Milwaukeeans. Evinrude Starts to Think Big…. Evinrude managed the business, took charge of sales and directed the advertising. Information that is posted in these areas becomes public information and the use that any third party makes of this information is beyond our ability to control. These tiny images help us to analyze our users' online behavior and collect other data, such as page views or advertising responses. Here Ole worked on his father's farm during the summer, and in the winter he found employment as a sorter in a near-by tobacco warehouse. The many thousands who each summer fish the inland lakes and rivers of America, the hunters who lie in wait of ducks and geese, the crowds who watch the outboard races in the newsreels, or the fishermen in salt water whose livelihood itself in a large measure depends on the performance of their motors -- all these know the outboard.
Pixel tags may also be used to deliver cookies. In 2003 and 2005 he was a judge for the -program. By the end of the third year, too, Bess Evinrude's health, never too good, was seriously undermined. A self-made inventor, engineer, and businessman, he also lived the success story par excellence. Ole Evinrude formed Evinrude Outboard Motors, which he sold in 1913 in order to look after his sick wife.
Like a real-life George Bailey, he would shyly slip friends and employees cash to help them through hard times. At the age of twenty-three, or in 1900, Ole was back in Wisconsin, where he opened a pattern shop and was at the same time master patternmaker and consulting engineer for the E. For Evinrude designed and produced the first practical outboard motor, which must be considered a piece with the automobile and therefore a part of this motor age. The Evinrude surname, which he adopted in the United States, came from the Evenrud farm in Vestre Toten, where his mother was born. Note: Do not use this email address to send questions about your subscription. In 1907, he invented the first practical and reliable outboard motor, which was built of steel and brass, and had a crank on the flywheel to start the two-cycle engine. In price the outboard is within the reach of the average man.
He belongs to the saga of the out-of-doors, of sports, and of fun, but he also has written his name large in the story of the American economic revolution. Evinrude soon won fame as an engineer and eccentric, but found success more elusive. Ole, as a result, went to Madison in the fall of the same year that he built the sailboat. It was some time, however, before Evinrude produced his first outboard motor. Some Bonnier websites also provide referral services to help you inform a friend about our websites, products, or services. It was so bad in fact that Ole decided to sell out his share in the Evinrude Company to Meyer and his associates.