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1926 ANTIQUE JOHNSON OUTBOARD
AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL MARINE FOLK ART
Ships at an Additional Charge
Year: 1926 Name: Waterbug Model: A 25 Serial
Number: 43057 H.P. 2.0
36“ H x 11 1/2“ W x 14 1/4“ D Weight: 35
is a stunning display using an actual resurrected 1926 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 H.P. Johnson outboard motor was made for the freshwater environment.
It is intended for "Display Only" and is not
a running motor!
| Left power head,
Copper cooling canister||
Handle, flywheel, mounting bracket|
|Serial number 345464 over HA 10||
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 outboard engines.
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. Johnson was a leader in the industry and is noted for introducing:
- Light weight
- Tilt-up engine mount
- The rope pull starter
- Swivel shaft
- Small size magneto ignition
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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This wonderful display spotlights a historic relic of the American outboard motor boat