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AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL MARINE FOLK ART
1939 VINTAGE JOHNSON OUTBOARD MOTOR DISPLAY
Year: 1939 Name:1939
Standard Model: HA 10 Serial Number: 345464
36“ H x 8 1/2“ W x 13 1/2“ D Weight:
a stunning display using an actual resurrected 1939 outboard motor that had its external parts taken apart, cleaned, polished
and re-chromed where required, and then had new decals added.
Hundreds of hours have been lavished on making this a true work of American manufacturing
art. This 2.5 H.P. Johnson outboard motor was made for the freshwater environment. The piston displacement is 4.08. The bore
and stroke are both 1.38". It has a pull type recoil starter and runs at up to 4000 RPM.
It is intended for "Display Only" and is not a running
|Leftside of power head, Pull start and
and large flywheel|
|Serial number 345464 over HA 10||
Maker's name decal and fuel
JOHNSON HISTORY IN BRIEF: In the early 1900's, four brothers from Terre Haute, Indiana--Lou,
Harry, Julius and Clarence Johnson--started making motors when they built a tiny marine engine for their rowboat in order
to ride up the Wabash River to shop. They soon founded Johnson Bros. Motor Company and began mass-producing inboard and
Within the next two
decades, the Johnson company prospered. The brothers were responsible for the United States' first monoplane flight due to
making a 2-cycle airplane engine--a device they even tried on bikes. In 1921, Lou Johnson teamed up with a college student
to design and produce the Johnson model A. As a result, 7,000 of these motors were sold in 1923. In
1926, Johnson was the first to introduce the heavy outboard engine, which defied expectations of what such a device could
do for airplanes. By this time, they were also selling quick motors. By the close of the 1920s, the Johnson brothers had built
an elaborate outboard manufacturing facility close to Lake Michigan.
However, the Johnson company was not without its misfortunes. At first, it withstood them:
A 1913 storm destroyed the monoplane and the shop it was built in. Then the 2-cycle engines saw success limited by the popularity
of Henry Ford's Model T cars. That did not stop the Johnson business from
growing during the 1920s. Then, the stock market crash of 1929 pummeled
the economy at the same time the famous Sea-Horse brand was introduced. Inventories of boats and motors were stockpiled. By
1932, Johnson had declared bankruptcy.
Outboard Marine Corporation: When Steve Briggs and
Ralph Evinrude purchased the Johnson company in 1935, the business was in dire straits. A deal to provide Sears-Roebuck with
engines failed to materialize. By then the company had even entered the refrigerator compression business. With the purchase,
though, Johnson found some respite. A year later, the Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Corporation (OMC) was formed, which
put Johnson alongside Evinrude as a boat motor maker.
Bombardier Recreational Products:
In 2001, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)--a company that still specializes
in motorized recreational vehicles and powersports engines--bought OMC. Thus the Johnson company is currently under the Bombardier
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not completely satisfied with your purchase it may be returned, if without damage, within three days of receipt in its original
packaging. Returnitems must be insured for their full value. Only a prior email authorization by us for the return is required.
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This wonderful display spotlights a historic relic of the American outboard motor boat scene of the 1940's