Force Museum America's
Packard Museum Auburn Cord
Duesenberg Museum Buick Museum
Museum Gilmore Car Museum Kansas Aviation
Museum Kokomo Auto Museum Michigan
Firehouse Museum Museum of
Automobile and Truck Museum
National Packard Museum
Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust
RE Olds Transportation
Armor Museum Studebaker Museum
USS Alabama Aviation Museum
War in the Pacific Museum
Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
Michigan Firehouse Museum -
This is one of several
firemen's' museums that are located throughout the US that are dedicated
to telling their story and what equipment they do it with. The
Michigan Firehouse Museum is located in downtown Ypsilanti and has several
fire apparatus displays that have Delco-Remy components on them.
This was in the days when DR was not dedicated to just taking care of the
GM car divisions but intent on supplying any manufacturer that needed and
wanted to use its electrical components.
This is the view as one walks in the door.
To take in all the displays and read all of the information one can get
through the museum in one to two hours.
A 1928 Seagrave Triple Combination Fire
Engine with Delco-Remy regulator, DC generator, and distributor.
From this location one can see the oldest
Delco-Remy contact regulator found on a museum display. It is to the
left of the bell and actually has a DR Tag.
This was the first time I had seen Delco-Remy
regulator of such early vintage.
Serial Number 5524. It appears the
serial number has been replaced with the voltage and was manufactured
during the two years that Delco-Remy had control of the former DELCO plant
in downtown Dayton, OH.
This shows not only the DR regulator but the
DR DC generator below the exhaust manifold.
One can make out half of the DR ID tag at the
top of the DC generator.
This is the best one can take a photo and
attempt to capture the ID Tag.
Note that in this photo the engine covers have
been reversed. I as able to have the docent flip them from one side
to another in order to photograph the Delco-Remy ignition on what was in
1928 the driver's side.
Note that not only does this have a Delco-Remy
distributor but a not DR magneto.
The Model number looks to be 400 or 400?
with a serial number of 238.
A 1938 Seagrave Safety Sedan Pumper.
The 1938 Safety Sedan has a DR regulator which
appears to be next generation as it is smaller and does not carry a DR ID
In this view one can see the DR
regulator in the upper right hand corner and the Delco-Remy DC generator
low in the center of the engine.
A close up of the DR generator and the painted
over DR ID Tag.
The museum is attached to the old fire
station, which is also part of the display.