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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Allen produced Amphion brochure
Sent in Jan. 1921 it must have been some of the very first Allen branded Amphion literature distributed.

This remarkable piece of Machek literature is undated.
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