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Dave Smith    Posted 12-17-2018 at 14:25:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Did you know
  • During WW1 Exide made the battery's for the USN subs.

    Rustyal    Posted 12-17-2018 at 19:46:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I didnít realize they had subs in ww1. Been using exide batteries and they give good service. Fit the tractor perfectly also.

    Dave Smith    Posted 12-17-2018 at 17:52:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Why, I mention this
  • I wonder if Exide made the battery's for Ford with the Ford emblem on them.

    Does anyone have a original Ford battery, that they might look to se if
    Exide's emblem is possibly on the battery also.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-17-2018 at 18:52:05 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In the book "The Early Ford V8 As Henry Built It" by Edward P. Francis and George DeAngelis, says that, "...all standard Ford batteries had the oval FORD script logo molded on one side." A few paragraphs later it says, "... A heavy duty special equipment battery made by WILLARD and EXIDE was made available starting in July, 1933. It had no markings on the side but featured a pair of handles, one at each end for easy removal...". They go on to say that a service battery with the oval FORD script logo painted red was also available at dealers from February 1934 to the end of 1936. For 1937, the oval FORD script was painted green. Perhaps the Model T and Model A Ford club guys can further add to this. I believe EXIDE supplies NAPA, some Ever-Start, and Champion brands. There are but less than a handful of US battery manufacturers. EXIDE, JOHNSON CONTROLS, EAST PENN, and DELPHI are what I found. I never heard of WILLARD until I read that Early V8 book.

    Tim Daley(MI)

    JMOR    Posted 12-17-2018 at 21:54:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I remember Willard batteries.

    John in Mich    Posted 12-17-2018 at 15:43:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Interesting. Now here is a fact that I still have trouble with because it makes me feel old. My Father-In-Law was a WW1 veteran. He migrated from England, legally, as a child. He was old enough in the latter year of the war go back to England in uniform. He was 42 when my wife was born in 1940.

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