Saturday, July 14, 2018
I have much experience fiddling with dirt in the Marvel Schebler carb on various old tractors, but I never knew the history of the company.
George Schebler and Burt Pierce of Indiana were working on carburetion for a motorcycle in 1902. They formed a successful company but Schebler sold his shares 10 years later. Pierce continued working on his version known as the Marvel, resulting in a patent in 1908. By 1928 both companies were merged and formed as Marvel Schebler. In the decades to follow the company changed hands many times but the carburetors kept being made and today they are still in business building carburetors for aircraft.