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Collection TitleMC 07 Eclipse Machine CompanyCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:June 1, 2007

The Eclipse Machine Company-The Eclipse Bicycle Company was founded on August 12, 1895.  Around 1889, the company stopped producing bicycles and started specializing and produced the Bell Hub Bicycle Brake, which it manufactured until 1903.  On December 19, 1902, the company changed its name to the Eclipse Machine Company.  The company's focus shifted again in 1914, when it began manufacturing parts for automobiles, including the Bendix Drive, as well as equipment for airplanes during WWI.

In 1928, the Bendix Corporation acquired the Eclipse Machine Company and it became part of Bendix Aviation in 1929. In 1938, they changed names again, this time to Eclipse Machine Division, as it was now a division of Bendix.  During WWII, the division manufactured time fuses as well as fuel pumps for B-29s.

In 1960 Bendix Aviation changed its name to The Bendix Corp.  In 1966, Eclipse became officially known as the Motor Components Division. In 1974, Motor Components became a part of a new company, Facet Enterprises, Inc., which it is still a part of today.

Extent1 linear foot

The Eclipse Machine Company Collection contains newsletters, company booklets, advertising historical information for the company.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
The Bendix Corporation: Historical Data.DocumentB0909
Information pertaining to Motor Components Division Facet Enterprises Incorporated.DocumentsB0910
Background history on the Motor Components Division of Facet Enterprises, Inc.DocumentB0911
Background history on the Motor Components Division of Facet Enterprises, Inc.DocumentB0912
From Dean J. Hewitt - Backgrounder Facet Enterprises, Inc.DocumentB0913
The Bendix History.ArticleB0914
From Dennison R. Carndall to Bendix Motor Components Division - Backgrounder: Bendix/ Motor Components Division.DocumentB0915
Historical Information that includes the Automotive Components Group.DocumentsB0916
The History and Potential of the Motor Components Divisions of the Bendix Corporation.DocumentsB0917
Backgrounder - Facet Enterprises, Inc.DocumentsB0918
Typed timeline for the Eclipse/ Bendix Company.DocumentsB0919
History of Motor Components Division of Bendix.DocumentsB0920
Memo from Denny Crandall to Tom Riordan dated January 4, 1973 regarding Backgrounder for Motor Components Division. Attached is the Backgrounder for the Motor Components Division.DocumentsB1001
History of the Eclipse Machine Division from 1943.DocumentB1002
Brief History of the Eclipse Machine Division, Bendix Aviation Corporation, 1953.DocumentB1003
History of the Benidx starter drive, 1943.DocumentB1004
History of Rubber Drive and Anti-Kickout Drive, October 19, 1945.DocumentB1005
Memorandum regarding the history of Eclipse Machine, 1942.DocumentB1006
History of the Eclipse Bicycle Company, 1937.DocumentB1007
Document entitled: Eclipse Machine Company Plany Established at Elmira Heights Forty Years Ago.DocumentB1008
Document entitled: List of Products Manufactured by Eclipse Machine Division.DocumentB1009
History of Eclipse Machine Company, 1953.DocumentB1010
The Bendix Corporation Fact Sheet.DocumentB1011
Old Home Days - The Eclipse Story.DocumentB1012
A Brief History of Eclipse Machine Division.DocumentB1013
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