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Bauer, Eddie

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1986 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Businessmen

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.