|Waterman Marine Motor Co. & Arrow Mot...
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 01:59 pm: ||
Does anyone know how Waterman Marine Motor Co. and Arrow Motor & Machine Co. were related? According to the Old Marine Engine website, both made the Waterman motor, but I don't know whether the older company was bought out by new owners, or if perhaps someone just bought the rights to the Waterman name or design. According to Thomas' Register of American Manufacturers, Waterman Marine Motor Co had some kind of facilities in Detroit and made outboard motors in 1909-1916 (I only have listings for outboards not inboards in front of me), and Arrow Motor & Machine Co made outboards with some kind of address in NYC and Newark, NJ, in 1917-1923. I'm trying to clarify how these two companies were or were not related, so any insights will be much appreciated. (I'm an economics professor doing research.) Thanks in advance!
Post Number: 824
|Posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 08:56 pm: ||
Cameron B. Waterman a Yale attorney designed the Porto 2 Hp outboard and was producing them by 1906
in Detroit, Michigan under the name Waterman Marine Motor Co. Later the inboard engines were mfgd as well.
Arrow Engine Works of Detroit was producing marine engines by 1910-11.
Pausing Engineering of Newark N.J bought arrow moved mfging to newark and new name was Arrow Motor and Machine Co.
1917 Pausing also bought Waterman and continued to produce the Waterman engines in the newark facility.
Post Number: 188
|Posted on Monday, August 15, 2005 - 11:31 am: ||
Seems to me that I recall that the original copper jacket DisPro engines were made under some kind of license from Waterman. The company that made them was
D R Clarke of Toronto.
There were 2 production runs ( I think) and during the later yearts of the DisPro company, the Port Carling mechanics had to pick and choose parts in order to get complete engines.
Part of that story is in
The Greatest Little Motor Boat Afloat ( Boston Mills Press)