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Manufacturers Index - American Electric Motors, Inc.

American Electric Motors, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Nov 10 2011 8:11AM by Jeff_Joslin
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We have seen induction motors in the 1 to 3 HP range from this maker. The business was established as a partnership in 1939, incorporated in 1945, then reorganized in 1954. The business survived until 1967, but likely not much longer than that.

We have seen a few Sears Craftsman-branded motors that were made by American Electric Motors, Inc. These Craftsman motors had the model-number prefix of 702.

Information Sources

  • A 1947 edition of Iron Age has this snippet:
    American Electric Motors, Inc., Los Angeles is giving employees with 10 years service a year-long vacation with pay. The company was organized in 1939 to manufacture motors, generators and dynamos for the government and was reorganized in 1946. They won't have to start paying off until 1956.
  • Walker's Manual of Far Western Corporations & Securities has the following snippet (Google Books):
    Organized in Calif. September 6, 1945 as American Electric Motors, Inc., of Los Angeles, successor to a limited partnership. Name changed to above June, 1954.
    We do not know what the name was changed to.
  • A 1952 edition of American Aviation gives this address: "American Electric Motors, Inc., 4811 E. Anaheim-Telegraph Road, Los Angeles, 22, Calif."
  • A 1967 edition of Automation mentions this firm: "... is available instantly by plugging unit into a standard ac power line. Motor equipment for 220 to 440 v, single or 3-phase operation is available. American Electric Motors, Inc., 4811 Telegraph Rd., Los Angeles 22, Calif."