1976-02-01

History of Marine Transmissions for Pleasure Craft 760678

Early pleasure craft and the engines powering them are pictorially reviewed. Marine engines and transmissions displayed at the 1910 New York Motor Boat Show are shown as reported in the February 13, 1910 New York Times sporting section. Comment on engine designs indicates the difficulties overcome by designers of early marine engines.
The foregoing illustrates the need for reliable marine transmissions. The history of their development is the major portion of this paper and includes detailed historical accounts from seven U. S. manufacturers of marine transmissions.
NOTE: Perhaps someone in S.A. E. will give this paper a second time in the year 2076 and add thereto.

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