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Elgin Boats, Trailers, Outboard Motors

Sears, Roebuck & Company

925 S. Homan Ave. Chicago, Illinois

Elgin boats, trailers, and outboards were sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. but were built by a variety of manufacturers. The line of outboard motors were built by West Bend and later by Scott-McCulloch; boats were supplied by manufacturers such as Cutter, Whitehouse, Glasspar, and Arkansas Traveler. Trailers were made by companies such as Seminole in Florida. From 1960 on, Elgin offered only a two HP model built by West Bend, switching to a lineup primarily of outboards made by Scott. West Bend-made motors can be distinguished by a 571- serial number prefix; the Scott-made motors by a 574- prefix. In later years, the Elgin brand was dropped entirely and boats and motors were marked as Sears. Sales and marketing was handled by the Sporting Goods division manager for Sears; in 1958 this was Charles Durden. For more information on Elgin Outboard Motors, see the Elgin Outboard Motor website

Elgin Outboard Motor Information

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1958 SEARS (Elgin was sold in the Sears catalogs and had similar items)

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1961 Info

Elgin Boats in Use

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