Evinrude Zephyr 4404

Evinrude Zephyr 4404


Evinrude Zephyr Model 4404 5.4hp outboard motor

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Here is an interesting writeup on the history of Evinrude and the Outboard Motors Corporation

Johnson Four-Stroke IRON HORSE Motors
This small four-stroke engine was produced by Johnson Motors starting in 1935. Manufactured in Waukegan, Illinois and Peterborough, Canada, it was a simple engine but rugged & durable enough to run with little attention. The angled cylinder design permitted low-height for engine mounting in close quarter applications and for keeping the center of gravity low. The engine’s adaptability to numerous installations was made possible by a wide variation in equipment - foot-pedal, rope and hand start. During its production cycle, which ended in 1952, there were various models from 1/4hp to 2hp. In addition to powering the Johnson generators, they were also used for washing machines, tillers, water pumps and a host of other power sources on the farm, in garages, workshops and at home. Following the merger with OMC in 1935, the Iron Horse was also used to power the Evinrude Lawn Boy reel-type lawn mower. (Photo in montage) During the 17 years of production there were approximately 250,000 Iron Horse engines made in Canada.


Model 53 Cushman AIRBORNE
The Airborne was introduced in 1941: a heavy 255lb. rigid-framed machine with a stock, single-cylinder, 4.5 hp “Husky” 4-stroke motor and non-synchromesh, 2-speed sliding-gear transmission. The vehicle featured a sprung seat and steerable front wheel. The small engine was fitted under the seat with the cylindrical fuel tank aft of the operator. Fenders covered both front and back wheels to protect from dirt spray and other road debris. A skeletal metal framework was set over the engine works of the scooter and a kickstand supported the vehicle when parked. The Airborne’s top speed was 45 mph. The machine was designed to be airdropped by parachute or carried by glider and had a hitch to pull a model M3A4 general-purpose utility cart. The cart could be converted to carry 30-cal or 50-cal. machine guns, or an 81mm mortar. In the later stages of the war in Europe, Allied paratroopers used these scooters to maintain contact between units, increase their mobility and haul small loads. Cushman made nearly 5,000 Airborne scooters for the military. The rugged, simple Model 53 could travel through a foot of water, climb a 25 percent grade and had a range of about 100 miles. After the war, the Airborne was modified with swing-arm rear suspension with sprung trailing link forks, and sold on the civilian market until 1954 as the Model 53-A. Many of them were re-purposed for use by the postal service and police departments after the war. (Cushman became a division of OMC in 1961.) Interesting fact: The 82nd Airborne used many of these in France after D-Day.


Here is a picture of a 1957 Evinrude Flying Saucer fishing boat

Evinrude Flying Saucer
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Evinrude Zephyr Model 4404 5.4hp outboard motor
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