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The Waterwitch was Sears and Roebucks brand name outboard motor. The first Water Witch (two words) went on sale in their 1933 catalog. The early outboards were manufactured by Lockwood, Caille and Muncie Gear Works.
In 1936 Kissel Industries of Hartford, Wisconsin received an exclusive contract with Sears and Roebuck to manufacture a complete new motor line. The new outboards would be called Waterwitch (one word). Kissel Industries never marketed outboards under any other name, including their own.
In 1944 Kissel Industries was purchased by West Bend Aluminum Company. The relationship continued with Sears and Roebucks through this transition. This brought and end to the Waterwitch brand of outboard motors in 1945.
In 1946 West Bend had a complete new line of outboards for Sears to sell. The Sears brand name was changed to Elgin. The shear pin was the only Waterwitch part to survive and be used on the new West Bend outboard.
The history of this outboard motor and the Hartford, Wisconsin plant picks up with the West Bend outboard motor.
Hard core parts for these outboards are getting more difficult to find as time goes on. Many older outboards used common Ignition and Carburetor venders for that period. Discount Marine Parts has Ignition and Carburetor repair kits for most all of these older outboards. If we don't have what your looking for, we have many sources to locate your part. Obviously some parts are just not available. We can sometimes find it used and often we have the part made if there is enough demand. Discount Marine Parts has a large inventory of parts for most brands of American made Outboards, Inboards and Sterndrives. We also have most parts and service manuals available.
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