1912 outboard motor: the Archimedes

posted Mar 16, 2018, 2:56 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Mar 16, 2018, 3:24 PM ]
Spotted by our roving reporter in Newcastle, here is one for the petrol heads.  According to Wikipedia the first production outboard motors came onto the market in 1906, so this example is very early days.  Wayne Barrett, who is restoring it, writes:

'It was made by the Archimedes company in Sweden which was in the 1930s bought out by Volvo Penta.  It is a two stroke of 2.25HP and weighs in at about 60kgs. The majority of the motor and shaft are brass and the cylinders are cast iron.  It is water cooled and the rudder steers independent of the propeller, somewhat like a ship.'

More details and pics from Wayne are attached: https://goo.gl/HDvm5Z