The History of the Delco-Remy Divsion of General Motors
A.K.A. "The Remy Brothers" or "The Remy Electric Company"
1896-1994
Delco-Remy at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944   World War Two Products and Product Applications    The Army-Navy "E" Award   Our War Job

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Starters (Cranking Motors)


Charles Kettering in his workshop in Dayton, OH in 1909 working on the self starter.  His invention made the starting of a vehicle with an Internal Combustion Engine immensely safer and easier.  This allowed women to start driving.  General Motors Archive Photo courtesy of Denny Johnson.


Kettering working on an early or maybe the first installation of the self starter.  General Motors Archive Photo courtesy of Denny Johnson.


This is the wiring diagram developed by Kettering for the 1912 Cadillac.  The starter is a 24 volt motor in 6 volt system resulting in four 6 volt batteries having to be hooked in series for the starting sequence.  Photo courtesy of Glenn Cheaney via Denny Johnson


Charles "Boss: Kettering in later years with his invention that allowed the Internal Gas Engine automobile to dominate over other types of powered vehicles and give Delco-Remy a product line that sustained it for many years.  General Motors Archive Photo courtesy of Denny Johnson.



 Gene Phillips photo.


Gene Phillips photo.

 

 

 

Delco-Remy at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944   World War Two Products and Product Applications   The Army-Navy "E" Award   Our War Job
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