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Bauer, Eddie

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Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1986 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

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1899 - Eddie Bauer was born 19th of October in Orcas Island in Puget Sound.

 

1920 - Opened a small sporting goods store in downtown Seattle.

 

1923 - Bauer was on a winter fishing trip in Washington when he developed hypothermia.

 

1934-1937 - Bauer took out more than 20 patents for a wide range of outdoor clothing and sporting

equipment, including the down parka.

 

1936 - Introduced the "Skyliner," a quilted, down-filled jacket that soon became standard gear for outdoorsmen.

 

1945 - Began selling products through a mail-order catalog.

 

1949 - He was employing 125 seamstresses to meet customer demand.

 

1963 - James W. ("Jim") Whittaker of Seattle wore one when he became the first American to climb Mount Everest.

 

1968 - Retired and sold the company to a business partner, William Niemi.

 

1986 - Bauer died at Bellevue's Overlake Hospital on 18th of April because of a heart attack.

 

 



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