From GM: Charles Kettering’s self-starter redefined the automobile. Previously, automobile use had been limited (especially among women) because of the hand crank. Soon, virtually every manufacturer was applying the new device to its vehicles; many of these starters were manufactured by DELCO in Dayton, Ohio. [SOURCE: General Motors Priorities and Focus- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
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