Old Town has been making canoes and kayaks in Old Town, Maine since 1898. Even though modern materials and methods are used on new designs, hand-crafted wooden canoes and kayaks are still made, one at a time, by special order.
Due in large part to the oil crisis of 1973, many startup American car companies were developing and producing electric cars in small numbers into the early 1980s. The Omega Electric Car Company of Huntington Beach, California, was one of these companies.
Polish-made scooter, Osa was produced in the Eastern European bloc. Design work started as early as 1955 with the first production examples leaving the factory in 1959. Production of M50s continued until 1962 when an improved version called Osa M52 appeared.