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1918 Delco Movie


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Old 10-14-2016, 10:26:47 PM
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I found these movies on Youtube made by a Delco dealer in Nebraska in 1918. There are some great images of light plants and areas around Nebraska.





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Vids no worky.
Oops now they do. I think my old computer is dying.
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That was really neat! In some ways, those were much, MUCH better times!
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Cool stuff. Thanks for posting them.

---------- Post added at 10:19:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:06:05 AM ----------

Kind of gives you a little more appreciation for all those poor Delco's you see around and at auctions that no one really wants.
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Interesting, and enough to make me want my first Delco, if one happens along.

The way business is done sure has changed, if that movie is accurate. For instance, the "boss" telephones the secretary/stenographer, telling her to find his foreman, who then walks right past a telephone to go see the "boss" in person for what would no doubt be a very simple instruction.
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That is a cool video. Had to be big budget for the day. That pto and generator off the front of that T was cool,never seen that before. Bob
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That is a cool video. Had to be big budget for the day. That pto and generator off the front of that T was cool,never seen that before. Bob
It was the day of mechanical innovation, when the most advanced electrics were a Delco plant or a gas engine magneto. If it wasn't for the lack of modern medicine, I'd grab my suitcase and a time machine!

Now we have satellites, t.v., internet........and very few modern kids can repair a darn thing!
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It would be cool if anyone knows the Nebraska towns where the movie was shot and see if anything survives, it might be worth checking some of the places out to see if the generators are still there.
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Just found this post.
That town is just 30 miles down the road. I went there about 10 years ago and took pictures of the downtown building to see if I could match them up with the film. Never did try it.
I purchased a VHS tape of one of these films from the Nebraska Historical Society twelve years ago or so. It was copyrighted. I didn't know there was more than one.

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