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Manufacturers Index - Roth Brothers & Co.
History
Last Modified: Jun 2 2011 1:29PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This electric motor manufacturer was in business by 1904 and lasted until at least 1932. They were reportedly acquired in 1929, perhaps by Century Electric Co.


Ad from June 1905 "Popular Science"

Information Sources

  • Ad in the November 1904 issue of Gas Engine.
  • Ad in the June 1905 issue of Popular Mechanics.
  • An ad in a 1905 issue of Popular Science shows one of their motors retrofit to a power hacksaw.
  • A 1929 issue of Electrical World, seen in "Snippet View" in Google Books, says, "The Century Electric Company, St. Louis, manufacturer of alternating- current motors and fans, has purchased Roth Brothers & Company of Chicago..." The Wood-Worker carried a nearly identical writeup.
  • A postin in an owwm.org forum describes a very hefty pedestal buffer from this maker.