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The West Bend Company was a West Bend, Wisconsin company from 1911 to 2003. It manufactured aluminum cookware and electrical appliances, but also made two-stroke cycle engines including outboard boat motors. Art Ingels used a surplus West Bend engine to power the first kart. The engine division of West Bend was sold to Chrysler, then to Brunswick, and finally to USMotor.
The home appliances unit of the West Bend Company is now known as West Bend Housewares.
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