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Ole Evinrude

Ole Evinrude, born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie was an American entrepreneur, known for the invention of the first outboard motor with practical commercial application.

Born Ole Andreassen Aaslundeie, Apr 19, 1877, Gjøvik, Norway
Died Jul 12, 1934, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Resting place Pinelawn Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Known for Evinrude Outboard Motor

About Ole Evinrude

Creator of one of the first internal combustion engines used for watercrafts. He also created a line of Evinrude motors.

Ole Evinrude before fame

He started working on his motor in 1906. Three years later, he had his first practical design, a 1.5hp one-cylinder power plant.

Achievement of Ole Evinrude

He sold his early invention to his partner, then started a competing one and reacquired the business, continuing to innovate throughout the early years of the Great Depression.

Ole Evinrude family life

He was born in Oslo, Norway, settling with his family in Cambridge, Wisconsin, by 1882.

Associations of Ole Evinrude

He was competitors with Carl Kiekhaefer, maker of the popular line of Mercury outboard engines.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Ole Evinrude

Norwegian emigrants to the United States

Latest information about Ole Evinrude updated on July 11 2021.