In 1920, Ole Evinrude and his wife Bess reentered the outboard motor business with their new company named Elto (Evinrude Light Twin Outboard Co.). The Elto Pal was manufactured between 1937 and 1941.

This single-cylinder water-cooled motor is only 22″-tall, weighs about 14 pounds, and produces about 1HP. The “Pal” was discontinued in 1941 and the “Elto” brand name was discontinued shortly after.

(This engine is not a scale model of a larger engine; it was actually produced at this small size.)

The Elto Pal outboard boat motor.

Exhibit added: August 1, 2011 - Last modified: March 22, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship