These realistic electric outboard motors are from the 1950s and 1960s. Originally relatively inexpensive, they are now highly collectible and expensive if you can find one. Included in this selection are the white Mercury 78A (before Mercury went to black on all of their motors), a red 30 HP Johnson Sea Horse, and a gold and green Scott-Atwater Bait-o-Matic 35 HP from 1956. 

These engines are on loan from Daniel “Buzz” Brunkow. Mr. Brunkow has a large engine collection and is also a builder of engines and fine wooden models. Several unusual pieces from his collection are currently on display at the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA. Mr. Brunkow has also contributed a model wooden Cushman scooter and Chris-Craft Cobra for display.

Exhibit added: November 30, 2013 - Last modified: April 5, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship