Ole Evinrude's second outboard company was started after a hiatus owing to his wife Beth's health. After selling Evinrude years earlier, he had created a new outboard designed around aluminum instead of cast iron. It was much lighter and could offer a wooden rowboat better performance. He approached Evinrude who declined his new design, so he went and started up a new competing company - Elto. Beth named the company, and was an acronym for Evinrude Light Twin Outboard. Formed in 1922, the same year as Johnson Outboards, the motor was an instant success cutting into Evinrude's sales immediately.
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Model Specific Info
1927 Super Elto art -- found at the Smithsonian exhibit
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