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jackweston
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Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 05:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My Grandfather Dayton A. Rogers was an instructor at The University of Minnesota engineering dept from 1923 until he resigned and started Dayton Rogers Mfg in 1929. This company still exists today and is headquartered in Blaine, MN. I discovered in my grandfather's archives an article which he wrote in 1929 regarding the production of "The Gopher" outboard motor. This can be viewed at this link http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah297/jackweston1/DAR%20220kb_zpswp9h30th.jpg . His U of M engineering class students made the parts and built these motors each school year in the later part of the 1920's. The production of this motor was likely done over a number of different school years using temporary dies to save on the cost for short production runs. Per this article 85 Gopher outboards were produced in 1929. Hope this provides some valuable information for many antique outboard motor collectors! Enjoy! To request a high resolution file of this article or for questions/ comments e-mail me. Jack Weston Edina, MN jackweston@comcast.net
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Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 06:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jack,
Thanks for posting that! Someone that I knew through work years ago had one. I think he built it and I "think" this is photo of it, but I don't have the photo labeled, so I can say for certain.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 - 06:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I will try to post the article here also. Thanks!

Dayton A. Rogers

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