The American Rowboat Motor: An Illustrated History and Identification Guide for America's Earliest Outboard Motors

Carter, Arlan

Published by Fall Creek Trading Co. (Fall Creek, WI)
ISBN 10: 0578049864 / ISBN 13: 9780578049861
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0578049864 2010; glossy illustrated paper over boards; no jacket; owner's label on front pastedown; inscribed by author on front endpaper; few pen markings on contents pages, otherwise text appears to be unmarked; 400 pages; illustrated; 4to - over 9 3/4" - 12" Tall; Additional shipping charges may be required for International and Expedited orders. Bookseller Inventory #

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The American Rowboat Motor covers the development of the outboard motor between the 1890's and the 1920's. During this relatively short time, the country saw remarkable technological advances in communications and transportation. The telephone kept us connected, the radio kept us informed, and we went from a horse drawn society to a motorized one, all in the span of thirty short years.

Marine transportation was no exception; the newly developed portable rowboat motor made it possible for the average citizen to travel long distances over water without the back breaking labor of rowing.

This book covers all of the early outboard manufacturers, including Salisbury-Allen, American, Imperial, Submerged Electric, Waterman, Walnut-Butray-Water Sprite, Evrinrude, Jewel Electric, Caille, Wisconsin, Koban, Lockwood-Ash, Ferro, Aerothrust, Speedaway-Spinaway, Blakely-Gray, Racine-Burroughs, Motorow, Wright, No-Row, Joymotor, Federal, Arrow, Amphion, Miller, Campbell, St. Lawrence, Viking, Cyclone, Gilmore, Gierholt, Featherweight, A.L. Krider, Elto, and others.

This book contains numerous gorgeous pictures of Brass Era Outboards. It works equally well as a history, identification guide, and pictorial reference.

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Hardcover -- 400 Pages -- 800 high quality illustrations (400 in color) -- many patent drawings and period advertisements.

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"One of the most important books written to date on the subject of fishing and boating full of interesting, obscure, and important information that it is almost overwhelming. Every page seems to unleash a new revelation...Any angler's library that purports to have any literary or historical pretenses will be markedly deficient for its absence."

-- Dr. Todd E.A. Larson, Author, The History of the Fish Hook in America

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Title: The American Rowboat Motor: An Illustrated ...
Publisher: Fall Creek Trading Co. (Fall Creek, WI)
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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