About half of the outboards in my collection are Johnson’s divided about 50% pre-war and 50% post war.
All still run as well as their original advertising claimed thus attesting to the “dependable outboards” slogan!
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The sales slogan was “Lighter Than Oars – Faster Than Rowing.” Weighs only 10 pounds, runs 10 hours on one gallon of gas, and it can be all yours for 34.50 – Duck Call extra.
Thanks to Paul Mikkelson you can see the same Evinrude Mate display 70 years later at the Mikkelson Collection, Inc – Antique & Classic Boat Museum in Willmar, Minnesota.
I'll load pics asap now that I'm back in action here.
My thanks to all who signed in and left compliments and insults. Sold the parts, sorry Over the years I've owned and operated several Wooden Boats including a 1960 18'Lyman which was a blast - see "Classic Boating" issue #67 page 4.(I haven't found their web page yet).