Used to illustrate an ad for Timken roller bearings in the July 29, 1918 Country Gentleman.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851-1940) was a British physicist and writer who invented electric spark ignition for the internal combustion engine (the Lodge Igniter).
In the 1960’s, Smith Industries purchased Lodge Plugs Ltd. Smith Industries already owned KLG Plugs and until 1982 sold plugs under both names. After this, production moved to Italy and the product was sold as the Golden Lodge. Magneti Marelli continues to market a sparkplug under that name.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Above, the only two K-D tools I've encountered.
Harry W. Kulp and Martin C. Dellinger founded the K-D Manufacturing Company in Lancaster in 1919. Their first products were valve spring tools resulting from multiple Kulp/Dellinger patents. In 1923, the company became a registered corporation. In 1957, the company was sold to Mr. George W. Marshall, Jr. Ten years later the company moved into a new factory and also aquired the L.O. Beard Tool Company of Lancaster. METCO Corporation bought K-D in 1969, which in turn was acquired by Easco in 1982.
Monday, March 19, 2018
I can't find a explanation or description of this brochure cover promoting business in western Canada and find it a bit odd. Is the seemingly derelict factory scene on the left depicting the depression conditions in Winnipeg (see text above the image) or possibly eastern Canada? Is the view on the right depicting a thriving Calgary, Edmonton or Vancouver? Or is this Winnipeg?