|First, owned by Machek. Taken over by Allen in 1920.
Check Arlan Carter's The American Rowboat Motor, for more info.
Posted here is a scan of the optional canoe motor from an early Allen brochure...unfortunately the penny stamp that they used to close the trifold brochure doesn't have a date cancellation on it. There is a handwritten date annotation on the cover though.
Note: The Machek patent #1,556,232 is NOT the Amphion. It is a different machine. (Cool to see though!)
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|This remarkable piece of Machek literature is undated.
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