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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby mercules » Wed May 11, 2016 3:16 am

I asked Mercury to release some more films on DVD but no luck, I wonder if they still have the original negs? It's a damn shame.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby hydrodriver » Wed May 11, 2016 3:38 pm

I asked Mercury to release some more films on DVD but no luck, I wonder if they still have the original negs? It's a damn shame.

If it doesn't make loads of money for Mercury, it ain't gonna happen.  There is literally no one left there that cares about the old outboard business.  If there was I wouldn't be the only Mercury retiree in the Winnebagoland Chapter of AOMCI which is headquartered in Fond du Lac.  Even the Merc museum  for the 75th anniversary was only open for 4 months - I've about lost interest in it also except for the IL6's and race motors.  To most 40 year + employees, it was just a job -
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Fastjeff » Wed May 11, 2016 5:31 pm

..."If it doesn't make loads of money for Mercury, it ain't gonna happen."

That's what got Carl so p*ssed off at Brunswick after they "stole my company".

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Fingerlakeskid » Wed May 11, 2016 5:49 pm

Hydrodriver - we are definitely proud of your experience and career dedication with Mercury. Glad you're here on JOM!!! Personally I love to hear your stories of life at the "plant." When retirees of your generation are gone, so goes all of the memories and experiences from the glory days at Mercury. Keep sharing! Stan
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby hydrodriver » Wed May 11, 2016 8:17 pm

Hydrodriver - we are definitely proud of your experience and career dedication with Mercury. Glad you're here on JOM!!! Personally I love to hear your stories of life at the "plant." When retirees of your generation are gone, so goes all of the memories and experiences from the glory days at Mercury. Keep sharing! Stan

Thanks Stan, I appreciate your comments.  In the last month we lost the long time shop superintendent from the Oshkosh test site, and two weeks ago the top carburetor guy from the 50's and 60's passed also.  I seldom see anyone around town, not that I go looking, but one would think you would cross paths at the local lumber yard or hardware store, or out for a fish fry on Friday nights, which is like a rite of passion in Wisconsin  (but getting expensive I might add).  Biggest Walleye Tournament in the country coming up in a few weeks at the city waterfront park, Walleye Weekend, usually see somebody there.  I had to work that thing for years, was on the Merc Tournament Tech team that got broken motors back on the water - if it happened at the Tournament, we would replace complete powerheads or gearcases if it was a litigimate mechanical failure.  Some nights worked until 10-11 PM getting everybody ready for the next day - 300 boats!  I did that for the MWC for 4-5 years also (Masters Walleye Circuit), usually 150 boats, the local area factory tech rep and myself, and my 16 foot trailer loaded with everything that could possibly break.
Well, got off the subject a bit, but you are right when our generation goes, probably there goes the entire old outboard hobby.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Fastjeff » Wed May 11, 2016 10:42 pm

I too thank you for sharing your Merc experiences with us.

Jeff

PS: Your hull design advice ain't bad as well!
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby creekrunner » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:19 pm

.........and walleye's are worth all the trouble... icon_thumbup.gif
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby turtles11756 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:33 pm

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:20 pm

Note the Mercedes sports car in the top photo.  That is not there by chance, for Carl was seriously considering a merger with Mercedes at the moment.  The deal fell through at the last moment; a shame since it would have benefit both companies. They wanted to build their MOOG all purpose vehicle in America (a dopey ides that never sold) where Carl told them to build their sports car instead; and he was right.

As a Germanic American, Carl wanted the merger very much but, being a Germanic American, he probably knew he couldn't have gotten along with them.  Look at the Daimler-Chrysler merger; virtually every one of Chrysler's  creative, worthwhile designers and engineers quit rather than put up the arrogant, pain in the rear Germans!

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby mercules » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Could you scan those pages and repost them as jpegs I want to put them into a pdf but the focus and composition are off.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby turtles11756 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:54 pm

how do i scan them ? i will get you some better copies mercules no problem
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby mercules » Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:55 pm

turtles11756 wrote:how do i scan them ? i will get you some better copies mercules no problem

Use a fax/copier/scanner or just a scanner, maybe a friend or family member has one or a library. 150dpi is good
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby 208rooster » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 pm

Vintage Glass Craft ????
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Fastjeff » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Anyone have that classic photo of a Merc towing an ocean liner?  Or the elephant water skiing?

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby 1500J » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:34 am

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby mercules » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:25 pm

You asked for it here she is.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby mercules » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:30 pm

Here are the heroic Mercury men and women at work.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Michael » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:04 pm

cool photo of Rockets being assembled   :arrow:
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby 49morphew » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:58 pm

The ones on the right are the KB 4 Navy motors.
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Michael » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:31 pm

Quiet as a Tiger On the Prowl.....I havent seen this one before :mrgreen:

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Michael » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:33 pm

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby Michael » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 pm

I dont know if this advertisment was previously posted here ....but really who cares :mrgreen:

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Postby Michael » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:06 am

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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby dave bernard » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:45 am

Michael
I care. I would love to see a pair of them !!
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Re: Vintage Mercury Advertising  Photos..... thread

Postby BillW » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:37 pm

There are some fake advertisements in this thread.  Well, here is another phony one. I like vintage ads, so we tried to create one.

If you had bought a Merc outboard in 1971, you would have had 48 years of....blue sky...fast boats...ladies in red swimsuits...and the good life.

Photo September 2019 at Priest Lake, Idaho.  
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Postby Michael » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:59 pm

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Postby Michael » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:52 pm

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