The History of the Delco-Remy Divsion of General Motors
A.K.A. "The Remy Brothers" or "The Remy Electric Company"
1896-1994
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Guide Lamp
 


What is not said in the above history is that Delco-Remy purchased the Guide operation in Cleveland, OH in 1928 and ran the operation until 1929 when it became independent of DR.  Also after Guide Corporation discharged toxic pollutants in December of 1999 into the White River which killed fish for 50 miles downstream of Anderson, I would imagine the Wabash Valley Association wanted its 1971 Annual Award of Merit back.  Guide Corporation in spite of blaming everyone but itself eventually pleaded guilty of seven misdemeanor charges and paid $14.1million in penalties.  This case was so high profile that the governor of Indiana at the time was managing the state's response and investigation.  In my experience in working with both GM and Delphi wastewater plant engineers it is my opinion that if Guide Lamp was in either company this would not have happened, as they had very high professional standards.


This 2 page aerial view of Guide is separated for better viewing below.


Numbers 19 and 20 were the old American Rotary Valve Plant that Remy Electric purchased in 1923 to manufacture cranking motors and was known as Plant 3.  It was at this location Remy brought the Guide headlamp operation into in 1928.


DR had a stacker similar to the one above in Plant 19.  Both became obsolete with the introduction of the Toyota Production System and Just in Time shipping.  The pistol was a top secret project to supply simple one shot handguns to resistance forces so they use them to kill a German soldiers to get his better firearms.  I saw one at a gun show in October of 2010 and the asking price was $1,900 which included the wooden shipping case, cleaning kit and extractor.  The extractor was needed to push out the empty cartridge through the barrel after it had been fired.  The specimen at the gun show according to the dealer never got to Europe as it came out of Guide in a lunch box during the war.

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