Records of the Electric Launch Company (Coll. 213)


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Overview of the Records

History of Electric Launch Company

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Index to Vessel Names

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Electric Launch Company
Title: Records of the Electric Launch Company
Dates: 1892-1949 bulk 1925-1949)
Extent: ca. 4250 items
Abstract: Records relating to the construction and sale of launches, motor yachts, and power boats, from the company's Bayonne plant, including correspondence, production records, product catalogs and brochures, retirement plan information, bowling pin and car body production information, and papers regarding the termination of the company's pleasure boat business. Persons represented include officials of Electric Boat Company: Lawrence Y. Spear, John J. Hopkins, and Preston L. Sutphen.
Identification: Coll. 213

History of Electric Launch Company

Electric Launch and Navigation Company, later known as Electric Launch Company ("Elco"), may be said to have been born at the Colombian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. 55 launches, each 36 feet long and powered by battery-powered electric motors, carried over a million passengers on the waterways of the Exposition from April 15th through October 31st, 1893.

From 1892 through two World Wars and up to the time of its closing in 1949, Elco designed and built - or had built - more than 6,000 pleasure boats ranging in size from an 18 foot gig or yacht tender to cruising power boats up to 127 feet in length. It also built craft for the government of the United States and of other countries including lifeboats for the U.S.Coast Guard, launches and tenders for various navies, anti-submarine motor launches in World War I, and PT boats in World War II.

It is not known precisely who founded Elco. Electric motors that could be used for marine application had been invented by William Woodnut Griscom of Philadelphia in 1879, and in 1880 he started the Electric Dynamic Company. In 1892 Griscom's electrical company went bankrupt, and Electric Dynamic Company was bought by Isaac Leopold Rice who founded Electric Storage Battery Company ("Exide"). Rice had become interested in Electric Launch Company; they had been buying his storage batteries. He also was interested in Holland Torpedo Boat Company. He purchased the latter and merged it, along with Elco, into the Electric Boat Company in 1899. In 1900, Elco, which had previously acted as middleman by farming out the hull contracts and installing Griscom's motors and Rice's batteries, built its own boat-building facility at Bayonne, NJ.

Henry R. Sutphen joined Elco in 1892, and may have been one of its founders. It was he, more than any other person, who built the pleasure boat interest. He ran Elco from 1895 to 1949. In 1906 he hired Irwin Chase, a young naval architect. It was Chase who designed the 550 sub-chasers for the British in 1915, and he created the famous Elco "Cruisette". In 1922 Chase became General Manager of Elco. His assistant in World War I was a designer, Glenville Sinclair Tremaine, who became the chief naval designer in 1923. The latter was joined by Alfred "Bill" Flemming. This team worked together during World War II building PT boats. After the war, Elco went back to building pleasure boats, but by 1948 it was just a small branch of the Electric Boat Conglomerate handled by John Jay Hopkins. Hopkins felt that Elco was not a profitable enterprise, and in December of 1949 the work force was let go, and the equipment, supplies and plant in Bayonne were sold.

Reference:Swanson, William C., Introduction and notes to Launches and Yachts, the 1902 Elco Catalog,1984.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Hopkins, John Jay
Spear, Lawrence Y. (Lawrence York), 1870-1950
Sutphen, Preston L.

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Electric Boat Company
Electric Launch and Navigation Company

Subjects:

Automobiles--Bodies
Boatbuilding--New Jersey--Bayonne
Bowling--Equipment and supplies
Launches
Marine engineering--New Jersey--Bayonne
Yachts

Document Types:

Catalogs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 213, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Index to Vessel Names

Alcyone II (Hull #3257) 2/8
Anomi 1/1
Arab II 1/3
Aracne 1/2
Ayacanora II 1/3
Ballena (Hull #3242) 1/17
Banshee (Hull #1134) 1/5
Bearford 1/1
Buchanan 1/1
Bug 1/1
Bug II 1/1
Caira 1/1
Candace II 2/3
Caprice 1/1
Car-Al (Hull #3229) 1/6
Carlotte 1/1
Celestial (Hull #2974) 1/4
Corana 1/1
Countess (Hull #3311) 2/12
Courier 1/1
Delfin (Hull #3244) 1/17
Dixie 1/1
Don Quixote 1/1
Dwidot (Hull #3247) 1/19
Easting (Hull #3240) 1/15
Edith 1/1
El Arco (Hull #3235) 1/3
El Arco (Hull #3530) 2/13
Elco XXXIX (Hull #3253) 2/5
Elena Virginia 1/1
Elsanbil (Hull #2974) 1/4
Estrella Buena (Hull #4020) 2/15
Estrella Buena (Hull #4108) 2/16
Ethel May 1/1
Florence 1/1
Flying Dragon 1/1
Frances II 1/1
Geonina 1/1
Glitterwake III 2/3
Grace D (Hull #1976) 1/2
Haide Papoose 1/1
Hornira 1/2
Hull #3232 1/8
Hummingbird II 1/2
Humpty Dumpty 1/1
Igloo 1/1
Ishakkdah 1/1
Italia 1/1
Josephine 1/1
Katy K (Hull #3249) 2/2
Kia Ora 2/9
La Mouette 1/8
LaBoeheme 1/1
Lark Anomi 1/2
Lynjo (Hull #3234) 1/10
Lynjo (Hull #3260) 2/11
Maid Of Orleans 1/1
Marcel Weve II 1/1
Maredon 1/3
Marette II 1/2
Mary Elizabeth 1/2
Maudina II 1/1
Mckinley 1/1
Mercel Wave II 1/2
Miss Washington (Hull #3952) 2/14
Murlyn (Hull #3256) 2/7
Nanette 1/3
Naomi II (Hull #3241) 1/16
Ning Ning (Hull #3246) 1/18
Nokomis (Hull #2085) 1/2
Norwar 1/3
Olpine 1/3
Orn II (Hull #3233) 1/9
Pampano (Hull #3245) 1/17
Paula 1/1
Penquin 1/3
Perhaps II 1/1
Pikaki (Hull #3236) 1/11
Raljo III 1/3
Reina Del Rio (Hull #3248) 2/1
Rome 1/1
Rosa 1/1
Rotary 1/1
Runada II (Hull #3252) 2/4
Russia 1/1
Sandra 1/2
Santa Luisita (Hull #3239) 1/13, 1/14
Santa Teresita (Hull #3238) 1/13
Sea Lure 1/1
Sejac (Hull #3255) 2/6
Sentany (Hull #2974) 1/4
Smee 1/3
Smiles 1/3
Solymar II (Hull #3237) 1/12
Sonny 1/3
Strange Interlude (Hull #3231) 1/7
Sundog 1/3
The Palisades 1/1
Topaz 1/2
Totoava II (Hull #3243) 1/17
Trillora 1/1
Valerie 1/3
Venture III (Hull #3259) 2/10
Yenzi 1/3

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Electric Launch and Navigation Company Papers ca. 1901-1949
Elco Customer Correspondence & Related Papers
Box Folder
1 1 Testimonial Letters; ca. 1901-1916
2 Testimonial Letters; ca. 1922-1933
3 Customer correspondence; 1930
4 Hull #2974
5 Hull #3051
6 Hull #3229
7 Hull #3231
8 Hull #3232
9 Hull #3233
10 Hull #3234
11 Hull #3236
12 Hull #3237
13 Hull #3238
14 Hull #3239
15 Hull #3240
16 Hull #3241
17 Hull #3242-3245
18 Hull #3246
19 Hull #3247
Box Folder
2 1 Hull #3248
2 Hull #3249
3 Hull #3251
4 Hull #3252
5 Hull #3253
6 Hull #3255
7 Hull #3256
8 Hull #3257
9 Hull #3258
10 Hull #3259
11 Hull #3260
12 Hull #3311
13 Hull #3530
14 Hull #3952
15 Hull #4020
16 Hull #4108
17 Correspondence and orders, with Seabrook Shipyard, Seabrook, Texas; 1946-1948
Miscellaneous Business Files; 1929-1939, ca. 1945-1949
Box Folder
3 1 Correspondence & memos re. publicity photos; 1929-1931
2 Shop Orders; 1939
3 Accounts paid; Paris & Peart (advertising); 1938
4 Accounts paid; Paris & Peart (advertising); 1939
5 Accounts paid; Morris Rosenfeld (photographer); 1934 & 1938
6 Accounts paid; Morris Rosenfeld (photographer); 1939
Box Folder
4 1 27' Sport Cruiser, Memos, Adv., and data; l946-1948
2 Master Carpenter's Certificates, Elco Boats; ca. 1945-1949
3 Memos & Correspondence re. Plant Restaurant & Food Service; ca. 1940-1947
4 Electric Boat Co.; Plant Reconversion & Repairs; 1945-1949
5 Electric Boat Co.; Lamont Property; 1946-1949
6 Electric Boat Co.; Howard Place Property; 1947
7 Electric Boat Co.; Proposed Rental of Building #21 by Merritt Chapman & Scott; 1948
8 Electric Boat Co.; Plant Property; Taxes, Bayonne; 1947-1948
9 Electric Boat Co.; Plant Property-General; ca. 1947-1949
10 Correspondence re. capital appropriations for Elco Divisions; 1947-1949
11 Correspondence re. Executive Committee Meetings; 1949
12 Minutes, Industrial Relations Conference; 1948 Jun 10
13 Correspondence & reports re. Senior Advisory Committee of Electric Boat Co.; 1948
14 Memos re. Sales Catalogs & Literature; 1946-1948
15 Miscellaneous papers, memos, etc.; ca. 1947-1949
Box Folder
4B 1 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Jan
C. J. O'Neill correspondence and memos; 1934-1940
Box Folder
4A 1 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Jan
2 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Feb
2 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Feb
3 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Mar
3 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Mar
4 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Apr
4 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Apr-May
5 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Jun-Jul
5 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 May
6 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Jun
6 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Aug
7 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Sep
7 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Jul
8 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Aug
8 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Oct
9 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Sep
9 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Nov
10 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Oct
10 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1935 Dec
11 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Nov
11 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 Jan-Feb
12 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1934 Dec
12 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 Mar-Apr
13 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 May
14 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 Jun
15 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 Jul-Aug
16 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1936 Sep-Dec
17 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1937 Jan-May
18 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1938
19 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1939
20 C. J. O'Neill correspondence; 1940
Lawrence Y. Spear, President of Electric Boat Co.; Correspondence; 1940-1947
Box Folder
5 1 Lawrence Y. Spear; General Correspondence re. production of motor torpedo boats and PT boats during war and business Post War; 1940-1947
2 Lawrence Y. Spear; Reports of boats built, personnel, trial runs, progress reports and labor costs; 1946-1947
3 Lawrence Y. Spear; Reports on expenses, losses, labor hours, production of pleasure boats; 1947
4 Lawrence Y. Spear-Business reports and sales of pleasure boats; 1947
Preston L. Sutphen, Vice President & General Manager, Electric Boat Co., Correspondence, Reports, Memos, etc.; 1944-1949
Box Folder
6 1 Correspondence regarding general business and prospects for Post War production; 1944-1949
2 Memos, reports, and correspondence; 1946
3 Memos, reports, and correspondence; 1947
4 Memos, reports, and correspondence; 1948
John J. Hopkins, President of Electric Boat Co., correspondence, memos, reports, etc.; 1947-1949
Box Folder
7 1 Memos, reports to Mr. John J. Hopkins containing estimates of construction of one PT boat, laminated bowling pins and yachts. Recommendations contained in Armstrong Report as to Post War production. Correspondence between Preston L. Sutphen, Vice President and General Manager-Elco Divisions, Bayonne, N.J. and John J. Hopkins, President of Electric Boat Co.; 1947-1948
2 Correspondence between John J. Hopkins, President of Electric Boat Co., Preston L.Sutphen, Vice President & General Manager of Elco Divisions and Ivon R. Ford,President of Ford Factory Built Homes concerning purchase and construction of a Ford house on John J. Hopkins farm in Virginia. Electric Boat considering going into the manufacture of Ford houses; 1948-1949
3 John J. Hopkins, Preston L. Sutphen-correspondence re. Navy Procurement Bill to come up in Congress to be utilized in case of national emergency (another war), reports of sales, advertising expenditures, general operating cost estimates; 1947-1949
4 John J. Hopkins-contributions from Electric Boat Co. to YMCA, Red Cross, Community Chest, Navy League, etc.; 1947-1949
5 John J. Hopkins-Inventories, reports on stock, plant machinery and equipment, boats; 1948
6 John J. Hopkins-monthly reports of Elco operations and correspondence relating to them; 1947 Aug-1948 Jun
7 John J. Hopkins-monthly reports of Elco operations and correspondence relating to them; 1948 Jul-1949 Dec
8 John J. Hopkins-Reports and correspondence re. production of pleasure boats, one PT boat and bowling pins; 1947-1949
9 John J. Hopkins-Contract with U.S. Navy for experimental PT Boat, and correspondence relating to it. Also bowling pin manufacturing; 1947-1948
Elcowood Division, Car Bodies; ca. 1946-1948
Box Folder
8 1 Station Wagon Bodies; Dodge Desoto; 1946-1947
2 Station Wagon Bodies; Plymouth; 1945-1947
3 Elcowood Division-Disposal of Ash; 1947
4 Elcowood Division-General Papers; ca.1947-1948
Elcowood Division; Bowling Pins & "Elco-Bowl"; 1947-1949
Box Folder
9 1 Elcowood Division-"Elco-Bowl"; 1948
2 Elcowood Division-"Elco Bowl"; 1949
3 Bowling Pins; Adjustment Policy; 1948-1949
4 Bowling Pins; AMF Contract; 1948-1949
5 Bowling Pins; American Machine & Foundry (AMF); 1948-1949
6 Bowling Pins; Fibre Bottoms-Hoffman, C.M.; 1948
7 Bowling Pins; Fibre Bottoms-General; 1948-1949
8 Bowling Pins; Kimber Bottoms; 1948-1949
9 Bowling Pins; Prices; ten pins & duck pins; 1947-1949
10 Bowling Pins; Shipping Schedules; 1949
11 Bowling Pins; Tests, American Bowling Congress; 1948
12 Bowling Pins; Tests-AMF; 1947-1949
13 Bowling Pins; Tests-General; 1948-1949
14 Bowling Pins-Tests (Instructions regarding); 1948
15 Bowling Pins-Costs & Cost Estimates; 1947-1949
16 Bowling Pins-Tests-Dropping Machine; 1948
17 Bowling Pins-Alley Tests; 1947-1949
18 Bowling Pins-Advertisements, testimonials, etc.; 1947-1949
Retirement Plan and Employee Information; 1942-1949
Box Folder
10 1 Retirement Plan; 1946
2 Retirement Plan; 1948
3 Retirement Plan & General Employee data; ca.1945-1948
4 Retirement; reports, memos, etc.; ca.1947-1949
5 Papers re. employee invention; ca.1942-1947
6 Retirement dinner for Electric Boat Employees; 1948
7 Misc. papers re. Electric Boat Employees; ca.1945-1949
Elco Business & Production Reports, Statistics, etc.; 1946-1949
Box Folder
11 1 Accounting Report-Arthur Andersen & Co., N.Y.; 1947
2 Reports-Elco Boat Business, 1946 and estimates for 1947
3 Reports-Elco Boat Business; 1947 Jul
4 Reports-Profit and Loss Estimates of Elco Boat Division; 1947-1949
5 Electric Boat Co.-Reports of Monthly overhead; 1947 Jul-1949 Oct
6 Elco Boat Orders; 1947 Feb-1949 Apr
7 Weekly reports of Elco boats delivered; 1946-1949
Report on Elco Division of Electric Boat Co.; 1947-1949
Box Folder
12 1 Elco Division Report by Geo. S. Armstrong & Co., Inc.; 1947 Nov 20
2 Confidential memorandum by Geo. S. Armstrong & Co., Inc.; 1947 Dec 17
3 Correspondence with George S. Armstrong & Co.; 1947-1949
Reports, etc., Regarding the Termination of Yacht Building Business; 1947-1949
Box Folder
13 1 Report: Subject of Continuing or discontinuing Building of ELCO Boats; 1947 Apr 11
2 Memo "Re. Termination of ELCO Activities"; 1949 May 24
3 Papers re. laying up of plant; 1949
4 Sale of boat parts service; 1949
5 Auction sale data and related papers; 1949
Nelseco Information and Elco history material
Box Folder
13A 1 Nelseco, photos
2 Nelseco, contract with The New London Marine Iron Works Co. for "two small tow boats"; 1914
3 Nelseco, "Report on Building of Four Warships, Based on War in Europe." U.S. Dept of the Navy; 1915
4 Nelseco, "Naval Appropriation Bill", Hon. James L. Slayden; 1915
5 Nelseco, "Nelseco Siren"; 1918 Nov 1
6 Nelseco, "Nelseco Diesel Engines"; ca. 1924
7 Nelseco, NELSECO II specifications; 1920
8 Nelseco, MADELEINE specifications; 1914
9 Nelseco, Status sheet; 1936
10 "Speed-Up" official weekly of the Submarine Boat Corporation; 1919 Sep 14, 1920 Apr 10, 1920 Sep 14, 1920 Oct 16
11 Xerox copy of article regarding Submarine Boat Corporation; undated
12 Articles and advertisements regarding Elco yachts and launches; 1970-1990
13 Pamphlet, "Presentation of the New Army-Navy 'E' to Elco Naval Division"; 1942
14 Port Elco Club, newsletters and miscellaneous materials; 1971-1985
15 Xerox copy of Scope article, "Arvid Ohlin Remembers EB's Biggest Diesel"; 1955
16 Xerox copy of Life article, "PT Squadron in the South Pacific"; 1943 May 10
17 Xerox copy, "Elco, the Inside Story of Motor Torpedo Boats", Elco Naval Division; undated
18 Postcards and Brochures, "From Stem to Stern", Elco; 1990
Electric Launch and Navigation Company Printed Materials; ca. 1908-1940
Elco Boat & Engine Circulars, Brochures, and Catalogs; ca.1908-1940
Box Folder
14 1 Brochure-MARINETTE
2 Brochure-MARINETTE 24
3 Brochure-MARINETTE 27
4 Brochure-ELCO 27 Sport Cruiser
5 Brochure-ELCOETTE 30
6 Brochure-VEEDETTE 30
7 Brochure-VEEDETTE 31
8 Brochure-ELCOETTE 32
9 Brochure-CRUISETTE
10 Brochure-CRUISETTE 32
11 Brochure-CRUISETTE 34
12 Brochure-ELCO 38
13 Brochure-CRUISETTE 38
14 Brochure-CRUISETTE 41
14a Brochure-ELCO 42
15 Brochure-CRUISETTE 44
15a Brochure-ELCO 50
16 Brochure-Elco Motor Yacht 53
17 Brochure-Elco Motor Yacht 57
18 Catalog-Elco Motor Boats; l908
19 Elco Motor Boats, catalog; ca.1920
20 (transferred to Box 13a/10)
21 Elco Motor Boats, "Marine Views", catalog; ca. 1914
22 Elco Motor Boats, catalog; ca. l923
23 Elco Motor Boats, "Marine Views", catalog; ca. 1923
24 Port Elco, circular; l924
25 Elco Motor Boats, catalog; ca. 1924
26 Elco Motor Boats, "Marine Views", catalog; ca. 1925
27 Elco Motor Boat, catalog; 1922
28 Elco Motor Boats, catalog; l928-1929
29 Elco catalog; l929
30 Elco catalog; l930
31 Yearbook of Elco Motor Boats; l930
32 "Story of Elco Cruisers"; ca. l930
33 "What is the Modern Cruiser?"; ca. l935
34 "Why Your Next Cruiser Should Be An Elco"; ca. l935
35 Elco catalogs, (3 pieces); 1938, 1939, & 1940
36 Elco "Angler" Models; ca. 1940
37 "Better Boats...and How to Build Them"; ca. 1940
38 "The New Elco Fleet"; ca. 1941
38a Elco catalog; 1948
39 "Southward Bound", Elco Cruisers & Motor Yachts; 1941
40 Catalog Circulars, Elco Marine Engines; undated
41 Instructions, Parts Price List, for Elco F Marine Engines; 1926-1927
42 Instructions, Parts Price List, for Elco F-6 Marine Engine; 1926
43 Instructions, Parts Price List, for Elco 4 cyl. F-42, & 6 cyl. F-62 Marine Engines; 1929 Jun
44 Elco Marine Engines catalog; ca. 1935
45 Elco A.B. Gasoline Engines catalog; undated
Elco Product Price Lists & Specifications; ca. 1910-1940
Box Folder
15 1 Elco Price Lists; 1911-1946
2 Information re. price lists and prices of Elco Boats; 1946-1948
3 Specifications for various Elco boat models; ca. 1929-1935
4 Elco Cruisers and Motor Yachts, General Service manual; ca. 1946
Miscellaneous Printed Material; ca. 1920-1940
Box Folder
16 1 Inventory of Elco Product Catalogs; 1918 Dec
2 Elco Cruisers: Outboard profiles & cabin plans; ca. 1940
3 "Elco Boating", (several copies); 1929 Aug ed.
4 (Transferred to Box 13a/6)
5 "The Sailplane", Yachting; 1934 Feb
6 "Development of Modern Cruisers", Motor Boating; 1937 Jul
7 Electric Boat Co., "By Laws"; 1947-1949
8 "Smart World Afloat", Vanity Fair; 1928 Aug
9 "Cruising or Touring-Which?", Motor Boat; 1915 Mar 10
10 "Graduating from the Motor Car"; undated
11 Elco miscellaneous catalog covers; undated
12 Miscellaneous Elco publicity, advertisements, etc.; ca. 1940
13 Elco stationary, business forms, etc.; undated
14 Miscellaneous printed material
Elco Boat & Engine Circulars, Catalogs, etc.; (duplicates of material in Box 14, and vols. #1 and #2)
Box Folder
17 1 Elco Boat circulars-Duplicates
2 Elco small circulars for cruisers-Duplicates
3 Elco color brochures for cruisers-Duplicates
4 Illustration & specifications, Elco Cruisers-Duplicates
5 Elco Boat, printed Specifications-Duplicates
6 Elco Engine Catalogs, Specifications, etc.,-Duplicates
7 Elco Service Manuals-Duplicates; ca. 1946
Elco Product catalogs & Price Lists; ca. 1921-1947 (duplicates of material found in vols. 3- 25)
Box Folder
17A 1 Elco product catalog information; 1923
2 Elco product catalog information; 1925
3 Elco product catalog information; 1926
4 Elco product catalog information; 1928
5 Elco product catalog information; 1929
6 Elco product catalog information; 1931
7 Elco product catalog information; 1939
8 Elco product price lists; ca. 1920-1940
Electric Launch and Navigation Company Volumes 1892-1949
Production Records (Box 18 also on MR 207); 1892-1949
Box Folder
18 1 Launch orders, etc., hull nos. 1-707; ca. 1892-1915
2 Lifeboat list, nos. 328-838 (+1416); ca. 1905-1916
3 List of "Elco Express" Owners; ca. 1905-1919
4 Vol. A: Production Book, Shop nos. 1-540; 1894-1909
5 Vol. B: Production Book, Hull nos. 541-2480; 1909-1930
6 Vol. C: Production Book, Hull nos. 2481-3683; 1930-1949
Xerox copies of vols. A, B and C production books;
Box Folder
18A Xerox copies of vols. A, B and C production books
Circulars; ca. 1900-1935
Volume
1 Elco Boat Catalog Circulars, nos. 1-100 (+un-numbered circulars): Archival Set; ca. 1900-1930
Price List of Gasoline Launches ca. 1911
1 18' Electric Launch
2 25' Electric Launch
3 36' Electric Launch
4 30' Electric Passenger Launch
5 Electric Launch Power Equipment
6 Electric Launches
7 High-Speed Cabin Launches
8 Motor Yachts
9 60-70' Motor Yachts
10 Gasoline Bunting Cabin Launches
11 Elco Gasoline Cabin Launches
12 47' De Lux
13 40' Elco Express
14 Hunting Cabin Launches
15 35' Elco-Peerless
16 High Speed Motor Boats
17 High Speed Yacht Tenders
18 High Speed Yacht Tenders
19 30' Elco-Peerless
20 35' Elco-Peerless
21 Raised Deck Cruising Boats
22 Raised Deck Cruising Yachts
23 91' Cruising Yacht
24 Elco Shops and Facilities
25 High Speed Yacht Tenders
26 26' Elco Express
27 35' Elco Express
28 40' Elco Cruiser
29 Elco-de-Luxe Motor Yacht
30 High Speed Gasoline Motors
31 United States Power Life Boats
32 Twin Screw Motor Yachts
33? Elco Motor Boats
34 Elco Motor Boats
35 Main Office and Works
36 A Marine Railway Always At Hand
37 98' Motor Yacht
38 62' Motor Yacht
39 High Speed Yacht Tenders
40 28' Elco Express
41 35' Elco Express
42 Elco-de-Luxe Motor Yacht
42 Elco De Lux Motor Yacht
43 40' Elco Cruiser
43 40' Elco Cruiser
44 High Speed Gasoline Engines
45 Raised Deck Elco Cruising Yachts
46 Electric Launches
47 New Elco Electric Launch
48 High Speed Cabin Launches
49 16 & 20 Foot Elco-Planes
50 84' Motor Yachts
51 Raised Deck Cruising Yachts
52 36' Elco Cruiser
53 75' Motor Yacht
54 Elco Express Yacht Tenders
55 16 & 20 Foot Elco planes
56 High Speed Gasoline Engines
57 45' Elco Cruiser
58 36' Elco Cruiser
59 28' Elco Express
60 35' Elco Express
61 84' Motor Yacht
62 Elco Motor Boat
63 Elco Marine Views, Elco Motor Boats
64 Main Office and Works
65 16 & 20 Foot Elcoplanes
66 26' Elco Express
67 30' Elco Express
68 36' Elco Express
69 High Speed Cabin Launches
70 Elco-de-Luxe Motor Yacht
71 38' Elco Cruiser
72 45' Elco Cruiser
73 Raised Deck Cruising Yachts
74 75' Motor Yacht
75 High Speed Gasoline Engines
76 A Marine Railway Always at Hand
77 Elco Motor Boats
78 Elco Marine Views, Elco Motor Boats
79 Main Office and Works
80 25' Elco Special
81 30' Elco Express
82 36' Elco Express
83 32' Elco Cruisette
84 45' Elco Cruiser
85 Elco Express Gasoline Engines
86 Elco Express Gasoline Engines
87 30' Elco Express
88 32' Elco Cruisette
89 32' Elco Cruisette
90 30' Elco Express
91 36' Elco Express
92 50' Elco Cruiser
93 Elco Marine Views of Pleasure Yachts & Motor Boats
94 30' Elco Express
95 36' Elco Express
96 50' Elco Cruiser
97 60' Elco Cruiser
98 80' Elco "M.L." Yacht
99 32' Elco Cruisette
100 32' Elco Cruisette
The Elco Plane, A New and Better Type of Speed Boat
High Speed Motor Boats (40')
High Speed Motor Boats (33')
High Speed Motor Boats ("Flying Dragon")
High Speed Motor Boats
Cruising Gasoline Motor Yachts (93')
Cruising Gasoline Motor Yachts (60')
2 Four-Page Catalog Circulars for Elco Cruisers; (nos. 202-610), Archival Set; ca.1920-1935
202 26' Elco Cruiser
203 Elco Veedette
204 Elco Cruisette
302 26' Elco Cruiser
305 42' Cruiser
306 50' Cruiser
307 62' Motor Yacht
402 26' Cruiser
403 Elco Cruisette
404 42' Elco Cruiser
405 50' Cruiser
406 62' Motor Yacht
501 Elco Standardized Cruisers
503 Elco Cruisette
504 Elco 38
505 Elco 42
506 Elco 50
602 Elco 26
603 Elco Cruisette
604 Elco 38
605 Elco 42
606 Elco 50
610 The New Veedette
Elco Deck House Cruiser
Elco 45' Cruiser
Elco Veedette
Elco Cruisette "Angler" Model
Elco Cruisette
"The High Watermark of Quality" ca. 1923
34' Cruisette-Model 34, Series 23
30' Veedette-Model 30, Series 23
45' Cruiser-Model 56, Series 23
Elco Product Catalogs; 1921-1947
3 Elco Product Catalog for 1921
4 Elco Product Catalog for 1923
5 Elco Product Catalog for 1924
6 Elco Product Catalog for 1925
7 Elco Product Catalog for 1926
8 Elco Product Catalog for 1927
9 Elco Product Catalog for 1928
10 Elco Product Catalog for 1929
11 Elco Product Catalog for 1930
12 Elco Product Catalog for 1931
13 Elco Product Catalog for 1932
14 Elco Product Catalog for 1933
15 Elco Product Catalog for 1934
16 Elco Product Catalog for 1935
17 Elco Product Catalog for 1936
18 Elco Product Catalog for 1937
19 Elco Product Catalog for 1938
20 Elco Product Catalog for 1939
21 Elco Product Catalog for 1940
22 Elco Product Catalog for 1941
23 Elco Product Catalog for 1946
24 Elco Product Catalog for 1947
Elco Volumes; ca. 1892-1940
25 Price lists for Elco, and other competitors; ca. 1940
26 Elco suppliers catalogs, price lists, etc.; ca. 1940
27 Elco "General scrapbook"; ca. 1892-1908
28 Elco scrapbook (Electric Launches); ca. 1895-1901
29 "Elco Special Publications"

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