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 Posted: Sat Sep 28th, 2019 02:25 am
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The Northeast fans were after GM took over Dayton. Not long after they changed the name to Delco. My Delco Deluxe has a tag which states product of General Motors.

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Search ResultsMerchandising week: Volume 36 books.google.com 1926 - Snippet view Announcement has been made of the new ten-acre manufacturing plant which has just been purchased by the company and also that the name of the company has been changed from the Dayton Fan and Motor Company to Day-Fan Electric Company, ... 

Printers' ink: Volume 136, Issue 1 books.google.com 1926 - Snippet view Becomes the Day-Fan Electric Company The Dayton Fan & Motor Company. Dayton, Ohio, has changed its name to the Day. Fan Electric Company. This was done more closely to associate the company with its advertised trade-name, Day-Fan,

 Mergent Moody's industrial manual: Volume 1 books.google.com Moody's Investors Service, Mergent FIS, Inc - 1930 - Snippet view Acquisitions: On June 30, 1926, the assets of the Fisher Body Corp. were acquired, resulting in a payment, ... In Oct., 1929 General Motors Corp. also acquired the Day-Fan Electric Co., of Dayton, O. General Motors Radio Corp. was ...

 Mergent Moody's industrial manual: Volume 1 books.google.com Moody's Investors Service, Mergent FIS, Inc - 1930 - Snippet view In May, 1929, company acquired Allison Engineering Co. of Indianapolis, Ind. The business of North East Electric Co. was acquired in Oct., 1929, General Motors paying therefor $11710394, of which $4912111 consisted of 40000 shares of ... 

General Motors in the 20th century books.google.com James W. Bush, Alan K. Binder, Deebe Ferris - 2000 - 396 pages - Snippet view Located in Rochester, New York, the company earlier was known as North East Appliance Corp. under the wing of GM. ... 

When GM purchased the Day Fan Electric Co. of Dayton in 1929, it turned over the company's electric fan and fractional horsepower motor production to Delco Products. Automotive industries, the automobile: Volume 62 books.google.com 1930 - Snippet view Only 70 of the Delco's employees will come here from Dayton, according to Mr. Halbleib, the balance of help being recruited in this city. Along with the Delco plant will come a part of the business of the Day-Fan Company, ... 

Business week: Issues 56-69 No cover image books.google.com 1930 - Snippet view The 3-day week still prevails at the River Rouge plant, but actual operations are shrouded in the usual secrecy. ... Delco Appliance Corp., (Rochester, NY) of the Delco line of electric fans. Purchase of Day-Fan Electric Co. of Dayton ...


If what is below is "true" for most part the DELCO badged fans would of been made from roughly 30 until the plant was converted over to WW11 war production? 

DELCO APPLIANCE DIVISION The North East Electric Company which was formed in Rochester, New York in 1908, became a part of General Motors in the latter part of 1929. Within a few months it was consolidated with the Delco Light Company and it's name changed first to Delco Appliance Corporation then later to Delco Appliance Division. Delco Appliance was the main supplier for items such as heater motors and windshield washer motors and pumps. 

ROCHESTER PRODUCTS DIVISION In 1937 it was decided to build a second plant for the Delco Appliance Division in Rochester, New York, and the new factory was opened in 1938. A few years later, shortly before World War II, the plant was 100 per cent converted to the manufacture of war products. At the conclusion of the war, the plant did not reconvert back to it's original peacetime activities. Instead, it was called upon to begin the development of fuel devices such as carburetors, and steel tubing for fuel, oil, and brake lines. 

Story of General motors books.google.com General Motors Corporation. Dept. of Public Relations, General Motors Corporation - 1960 - 84 pages - Snippet view In 1937, it was decided to build a second plant for the Delco Appliance Division in Rochester, New York. This new factory was opened in 1938. The following year, it was accorded divisional status as the Rochester Products Division...

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Auspicious date... have to wonder if they'd have caught a better bargain months later... the whole economic downturn began the 24th...

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So the modern Dayton fans are not the same company as made the old ones?

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Sean Campbell wrote: So the modern Dayton fans are not the same company as made the old ones?
W. W. Grainger introduced circulators to the market 37/38 marketing them under the Dayton "TRADEMARK" name.

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So the modern Dayton has been around since 37/38 using the name of the old company, but the original Dayton is long gone. When was is taken over and when was is disbanded? 

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Sean Campbell wrote: So the modern Dayton has been around since 37/38 using the name of the old company, but the original Dayton is long gone. When was is taken over and when was is disbanded? 
Grainger of CHICAGO started trademarking THEIR product under the name DAYTON it appears in 37. Grainger introduced their line of circulators it appears in 38. There is NO connection between the Grainger Dayton fans and the Dayton Fan & Motor Co. 

http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/w-w-grainger-inc-history/


The Dayton Fan & motor Co. NAME was changed in 26.

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I think the blades may be incorrect on the facebook marketplace fan. Otherwise, Delco fans are kind of art deco and cool looking. I also like the flower-pedal cage design.

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 Posted: Sun Sep 29th, 2019 02:29 am
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They came in bronze (previous post above) and black.

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July 1932







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Delco Dan & sister Jan. 





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