I seem to be attracted to old outboards, this pair spotted oddly enough in the Chateau museum in Annecy were used on the lake presumably for fishing.
The upright one is pretty familiar to anyone who has used a British Seagull, all pretty basic engineering when the manufacturers didn't think there was a need to cover everything up.
I've seen one of these straight shaft outboard before in the Loire, I couldn't determine from the text whether that configuration was an older design, but that was the impression I got from the engineering. I especially like the exhaust.
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