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Moraine in Montgomery County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Delco-Light and Frigidaire

Early 20th Century Industry

 
 
Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
1. Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker
Inscription. Two of the owners of the Moraine Develop Company, Charles Kettering and Colonel Edward Deeds were responsible for rapid changes in the course of history. They formed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) and experimented with starting, lighting and ignition systems for automobiles. After inventing the self-starter, DELCO manufactured the systems. In 1915 Kettering invented the delco-Light set which enabled isolated farms-previously lighted by kerosene, candles or gas, if available-to utilize electricity. The sets were manufactured on this site in Moraine with that building later utilized by the Frigidaire Company for the manufacture of self-contained refrigerators.
 
Erected 2015 by the City of Moraine.
 
Location. 39° 41.616′ N, 84° 13.179′ W. Marker is in Moraine, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is on North Springboro Pike (Ohio Route 741), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4755 N Springboro Pike, Dayton OH 45439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dayton-Wright Airplane Factory (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Blanchard Avenue
Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
2. Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker
full view of marker
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Memorial Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moraine Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Moraine Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Wright Seaplane Base (was approx. one mile away but has been reported missing. ); Johnny Appleseed Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Wright Seaplane Base / Wright Model G "Aeroboat" (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraine.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
3. Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker
Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 10, 2017
4. Delco-Light and Frigidaire Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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