Waterwitch Model MB 571.11 Outboard Motor Outboard Motor, ca. 1937
This is a outboard motor. It was designed by John Richard Morgan and manufactured by Kissel Motor Company and distributed by Sears, Roebuck and Co.. It is dated ca. 1937. Its medium is cast aluminum, steel, brass, molded rubber. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
Approximately 120,000 outboard motors were made by the Kissel Motor Company between 1936 and 1944, under the brand Waterwitch Outboards. Kissel brought the same sleek, aerodynamic aesthetic to the design of these boat motors as it had to its cars, which it produced until 1930.
This object was
George R. Kravis II.
It is credited
Gift of George R. Kravis II.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 93.5 × 40.5 × 55.5 cm (36 13/16 × 15 15/16 × 21 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Waterwitch Model MB 571.11 Outboard Motor Outboard Motor, ca. 1937; Designed by John Richard Morgan (American, b. Canada, 1903 - 1986); cast aluminum, steel, brass, molded rubber; H x W x D: 93.5 × 40.5 × 55.5 cm (36 13/16 × 15 15/16 × 21 7/8 in.); Gift of George R. Kravis II; 2018-22-89
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Energizing the Everyday: Gifts From the George R. Kravis II Collection.