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Mercury History

  • Key Dates:
  • 1939:Carl Kiekhaefer establishes the Kiekhaefer Corporation.
  • 1940:Kiekhaefer unveils outboard motors carrying the Mercury name.
  • 1941:War production includes engines for chainsaws, water pumps, generators, compressors, and target aircraft.
  • 1946:Kiekhaefer relocates to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
  • 1950:The Korean War results in another challenging round of aluminum restrictions.
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