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Around 1938, thirty-four year old Martin E. Marsalis buys a property in Tarrant County, Fort Worth Texas for manufacturing sheet-metal products, and contract jobs fabricating sheet metal for government contracts as well as other manufacturers.

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1939 - The Dallas/Fort Worth area has plenty of industry for local jobbers. Plenty of aviation manufacturers insure sheet metal work has a bright future. 

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1940 - Things seemed to be going well for Marsalis, but hard times hit early on with his fledgling company:     August 29, 1940 -



While rebuilding, the help decides to put further heat on Marsalis over wage concerns: December 4, 1940           

But their boss, Marsalis, kills them with kindness, just in time for Christmas: December 24, 1940 

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1941 - In the summer of 1941, American Metal Products diversifies production, making window fans and evaporative coolers:

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1942 - America is at war with the Axis Powers following the sneak attack of the American naval installation at Pearl Harbor by the air force of the Empire of Japan after December 7, 1941. America declares war on Japan, Japan's allies Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and Fascist Italy and Spain are treaty bound to declare war on America. World War Two starts:

These are period color images, not from a movie:





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1943 - American Metal Products and Marsalis get right on government contracts in support of the war effort. Wartime Dallas-Fort Worth had two major aircraft manufacturing plants in the region: North American Aviation in Grand Prairie and Consolidated Aircraft Corporation in Fort Worth. Aircraft built here included the B-24 "Liberator", T-6/SNJ "Texan", and P-51"Mustang



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1944 - American Metal Products Co. is still hiring to keep up with the labor demand of the war effort. Other contracts awarded were to Lockheed Martin, Consolidate Vultee and Curtiss/Wright:

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1945 - August 15, 1945 - With the help of a few good men, and two atomic bombs, Japan throws in the towel:



Followed by Germany, April 1945



Meanwhile, as  flood of relief, happiness, grief and peace washes over the free world, Marsalis has filed for patents to inventions he will produce in his own company post-war.                                                                         September 14, 1945, a moisture retaining pad for cooling devices, patent 2438859:




And September 24, 1945, a circulating fan support:





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1946 - The war is finally over, and the world can get back to the business of business. Marsalis's American Metal products is no exception. Marketing of the Marsalis circulator is in earnest:















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1947 - Success is attractive, and Marsalis marries:












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1949 - 1949 is a pivotal year for both Marsalis and his firm.


While sales of remaining stock continue, Marsalis is divorced from his wife, sells the firm to a rival manufacturer, Lennox, and gets out of the fan business free and clear, with plenty of cash in his pockets. 







 

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1950 - Top of the line Marsalis products are being sold at half price to get rid of old stock..




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1951 - May 31: With all domestic interests divested, the Marsalis family begins a new enterprise:




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1966 -  Martin Marsalis dies in comfortable retirement:



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