NH> I've never seen any explicit referance to a connection between the US NH> Waterman and UK Walter D Fair (Watermota) Co's, but many of their NH> products appear all but identical.
Sorry, I misread the A-Z entry for Walter D Fair - the K series wasn't introduced in 1920, but aquired magneto ignition in place of the earlier (and typically American!) battery and trembler coil at that time. Pat also mentions that Fair's engines were initially marketed under the Waterman name.
Googling about, I came across an entry on another discussion group which suggested Fair was originally an importer of Waterman products, but started to manufacture (during WWI?) in its own right at the behest of the Admiralty - presumably licensing the designs from Waterman.
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