The History of Snowmobiles

Patent Drawing for Snowmobile 3023824
Patent Drawing for Snowmobile.

In 1927, the first patent for a snowmobile was issued to Carl J. Eliason of Sayner, Wisconsin. The patent listed Eliason's invention as a snow machine.

Between the years of 1927 and 1962, thirteen patents were granted to inventors for snow vehicles considered the predecessors to the modern snowmobile.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier

In 1958, Joseph-Armand Bombardier designed the modern snowmobile. Bombardier is considered the father of snowmobiling who began commercial production and marketing of the Ski-Doo snowmobile in 1959.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier was the first person to successfully market snowmobiles. He was granted a Canadian patent in 1960 and a U.S. patent in 1962 for his endless track vehicle aka snowmobile.

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Bellis, Mary. "The History of Snowmobiles." ThoughtCo, Nov. 27, 2014, Bellis, Mary. (2014, November 27). The History of Snowmobiles. Retrieved from Bellis, Mary. "The History of Snowmobiles." ThoughtCo. (accessed December 12, 2017).