Charles Franklin Kettering

Charles Franklin Kettering (HM7Q)

Location: Loudonville, OH 44842 Ashland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 38.129', W 82° 13.967'

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A pioneer in automotive innovation. Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958) was born three miles north of Loudonville. He attended local schools and graduated from Ohio State University in 1904. He organizaed the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company (Delco) in 1909, which later became a part of General Motors (GM). "Boss Ket" served as vice-president of research for GM until 1920 and held over 140 patents (including four-wheel brakes, safety glass, and ?ethyl' gasoline), achieving his greatest fame for the all-elecric starting, lighting, and ignition system. The electric starter debuted on the 1912 Cadillac and was soon available on all cars, helping to popularize them with women. In 1945 he helped establish the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute in New York.
HM NumberHM7Q
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number3-3
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Ashland City-County Council, the Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 395750 N 4499023
Decimal Degrees40.63548333, -82.23278333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.129', W 82° 13.967'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 7.74" N, 82° 13' 58.02" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-126 S Pleasant Dr, Loudonville OH 44842, US
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