The West Bend Company
was a West Bend, Wisconsin
company from 1911 to 2003. It was best known for its aluminum cookware and electrical appliances, but it also made two-stroke cycle engines
. 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.