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 Posted: Thu Oct 10th, 2019 04:22 am
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Does anyone have a clue when Eck Dynamo stopped fan manufacture?

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Lundell/IC and Lundell/Sprague DC desk fan motors spanned 1892-1918/19.

Crescent DC desk fans spanned 1896-1909/10.

Globe/Paragon DC fan motors spanned 1895-1905/06.

Roth& Eck/Eck Dynamo desk fan motors 1894- ?

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 1926...after a fire and bitter divorce it was all over...

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David A Cherry wrote:  1926...after a fire and bitter divorce it was all over...
Please share your source of information.

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The years 24 and 26 stick in my mind for some reason. There was a fire but can't recall if it was Jersey or Motor Fabrakin Eck in Sweden. His factory in Sweden was similar to what Western Electric had with living quarters, eating quarters, nurses and doctors 
 on site..

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Loren Haroldson wrote: The years 24 and 26 stick in my mind for some reason. There was a fire but can't recall if it was Jersey or Motor Fabrakin Eck in Sweden. His factory in Sweden was similar to what Western Electric had with living quarters, eating quarters, nurses and doctors 
 on site..

Google keeps changing the format of the books and patents in a reverse direction. It's not getting better, it's getting worse. Imagine that.

I can't find Jack in Google book snippets beyond 23 as to figure out Eck fan motor manufacture, or a conclusive cut off date for Eck Dynamo.  

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It looks like they had a fire in 07, the year Eck went back to Sweden. 

 https://books.google.com/books?id=Uwkrqx-XhpQC&pg=PA112&dq=eck+dynamo+fire&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip7pG9iJflAhUMI6wKHUqrBOYQ6AEwBHoECAkQAg#v=onepage&q=eck%20dynamo%20fire&f=false

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Here they are listed in 25 directory. I suppose it's 24 data. I thought I found something years ago with a different business at Eck's old address in 1927. I've been out of this for a long time so I've forgotten a lot. 

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Note the fire damaged the Eck Dynamo Motor and Works in 07. It was incorporated as Eck Dynamo and Motor COMPANY in 07. So if this info is correct(and it might not be) it indicates the fire took place before C.A. went back to Sweden. This is not the fire I was thinking of in my earlier post . There was one later at either Belleville or in Sweden. Or perhaps both? 

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OK. Eck buildings are sold in 25 to a company that made radio equipment. The new owners planned a remodel of the plant. So maybe some left over fan stock to dump in 25 or 26 and that's it for Eck in the U.S. I'm kind of windy today. 

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http://www.hestories.info/company-history-and-historical-facts-concerning-makers-of-elec.html?page=2



"1924, Eliktriska Eck burned to the ground. Only two buildings were untouched. Eck sold off the remnants to his former technical head in Sweden, a man named Moren."


No Eck desk fans manufactured in Sweden. Notice the Eck facility in Sweden established in 07.


https://books.google.com/books?id=zEBMAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA8&dq=Eck+Fan+motors++1923&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwizvf-u6ZflAhUMP6wKHVS2BBAQ6AEwAXoECAEQAg#v=onepage&q=Eck%20Fan%20motors%20%201923&f=false










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Loren Haroldson wrote:  I'm kind of windy today. 
Not really. Your doing just fine.  :up:

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What are the chances? Think about it. Eck bellies up in the states in 24/25, and Eck in Sweden goes up in smoke in 24.  :D


24 is the last year that Eck Dynamo is listed in the New Jersey industrial directories.


"1924, Eliktriska Eck burned to the ground. Only two buildings were untouched.



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   1909 Belleville (NJ) City Directory






   1921 Belleville City Directory







   1925 Belleville City Directory










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1922 is the latest I can dig up on Eck fan motors. They did not announce any changes for the 22 season seen in the bottom right hand corner of electrical trade. It appears the 16" AC and DC models would have been on the market in 22 with pizza slice ming blades.

If anyone can dig up what Eck had for fan motor manufacture for 23 and 24 that would conclude Eck fan motor manufacture. Loren appears to have validated the Eck factory cut off in 24.

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Loren Haroldson wrote: It looks like they had a fire in 07, the year Eck went back to Sweden. 

 https://books.google.com/books?id=Uwkrqx-XhpQC&pg=PA112&dq=eck+dynamo+fire&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip7pG9iJflAhUMI6wKHUqrBOYQ6AEwBHoECAkQAg#v=onepage&q=eck%20dynamo%20fire&f=false

Thanks for that book article. I had no clue Eck Dynamo & Motor Works went down by fire in 07. Eck may of sold the rights to Wallace for his fan motor business and left for Sweden to continue Eck motor manufacture exclusively. If you follow the Eck fan related patents 07+, Eck is out of the picture. With the ming blade design patent you see his long time attorney and the Wallace name. No Eck.

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As the family story goes, Eck was getting sick and wanted to go back to Sweden. He had malaria and thought it was from breathing the poisonous gases from the swampy areas around Jersey. I think Walter Reed figured it out a few years later. The fire maybe propelled his choice to go back home.

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Loren Haroldson wrote: As the family story goes, Eck was getting sick and wanted to go back to Sweden. He had malaria and thought it was from breathing the poisonous gases from the swampy areas around Jersey. I think Walter Reed figured it out a few years later. The fire maybe propelled his choice to go back home.
I am not going to contest the information you gained from Eck's descendent. The hard thing to explain about Eck being motivated to leave after the 07 Eck Dynamo fire is that factory in Sweden is claimed established in 07. They didn't build that factory overnight, that factory in Sweden had to be in the construction process over a few years. 


Maybe Eck put a match to the US factory in 07 and collected the insurance, then bailed. :D 

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Loren Haroldson wrote: As the family story goes, Eck was getting sick and wanted to go back to Sweden. He had malaria and thought it was from breathing the poisonous gases from the swampy areas around Jersey. I think Walter Reed figured it out a few years later. The fire maybe propelled his choice to go back home.
There is something to help validate Eck wanting to leave the country.  Eck dropped the Goldmark & Wallace agency for the 03 season with the introduction of his Universal mechanical oscillator. Along with that move went the trademark "Hurricane" fan motor name obviously owned by the G&W agency. 1905 electrical trade supports Eck reinstating the Goldmark & Wallace agency along with the Eck "Hurricane" fan motor name for the 05 season. I wonder if Eck started construction on the plant in Sweden in 05 with plans in action to leave the states? 

 The Electrical World and Engineer - https://books.google.com/books?id=UllNAAAAYAAJ1903 - ‎Electrical engineering - The name of the Eck "Hurricane" fan motor has been changed to Eck fan motor and is still being manufactured by the Eck Dynamo and Motor Works

1903 Electrical trade.







Jan. 1905 electrical trade.

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Loren Haroldson wrote: I've been out of this for a long time so I've forgotten a lot. 
You did great. Don't be a stranger.

Roth & Eck desk fans 94 and 95. My guess is you may as well call them Eck fan motors. 

Eck fan motors 1896-1924 in the states. I dug up a 23 Electrical Record with Eck Hurricane fan motors listed.

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Russ Huber wrote: Loren Haroldson wrote: I've been out of this for a long time so I've forgotten a lot. 
You did great. 

"BTW....I wasn't being condescending. Nice to have you back.  :clap:

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