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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
Company advertising booklet entitled: Bendix-Elmira: World-Famous Concentration of Skills in Starting, Stopping, Shifting, Gears, Metering and Pumping.BookletB1302
Company advertising booklet entitled: Bendix Aviation Corporation and Your Future!BookletB1303
The Bendix Corporation Fact Sheet.DocumentB1304
Advertising brochure entitled: Welcome to Bendix Elmira.BrochureB1305
BSA Service Sheet No. 107, revised April, 1949, reprinted April, 1951 and January, 1952 for the B.S.A. Three-Speed Hub.DocumentB1307
Capabilities for Timing and Safety Devices as well as Other Fuze Components from a Development and Production Viewpoint.BookletB1308
Company advertising booklet entitled: We Have A New Name...The Bendix Corporation.BookletB1309
Company advertising booklet entitled: Bendix Aviation Corporation.BookletB1310
Company advertising booklet entitled: Who we are and what we do, Bendix Motor Components Division.BookletB1321
Company advertising booklet entitled: Bendix Aviation Corporation and Your Business.BookletB1322
Letter - From James Matthews & Company, June 8, 1954, to Mr. Harry Tong, regarding payment.LetterN0705
Booklet - Bendix Eclipse Drive: For Electric Starters Automatic Engaging and Disengaging, by the Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, NY., U.S.A., c. 1920s.BookletA04
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