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tlfamm
01-31-2017, 07:45 PM
Maybe I'm the only member of the board who never knew that drill-chucks and engine brakes ("Jake brakes") were/are both produced by Jacobs Manufacturing:

http://www.jacobsvehiclesystems.com/about-us/history/

wierdscience
01-31-2017, 08:01 PM
Thanks for that,I had no idea the two were related. Clessie Cummins is also a good example of what a man with an eighth grade education can accomplish :)

BCRider
01-31-2017, 09:23 PM
So would "jake brake" happen to be short for "Jacobs brake"?

I know the proper name is "compression brake" and always wondered how they ended up with "jake brake". But if Jacobs has been making them for a lot of years I can see this happening.

Doozer
01-31-2017, 10:40 PM
OK, turn in your man cards, pronto.
And in case you didn't know, Kohler makes toilets, sinks, and engines.

--Doozer

38_Cal
01-31-2017, 11:29 PM
BSA (motorcycles) made guns and Husqvarna (chain saws) made guns.

6PTsocket
01-31-2017, 11:41 PM
BSA (motorcycles) made guns and Husqvarna (chain saws) made guns.
Sure, BSA is British Small Arms.

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6PTsocket
01-31-2017, 11:48 PM
OK, turn in your man cards, pronto.
And in case you didn't know, Kohler makes toilets, sinks, and engines.

--Doozer
And Domino Sugar used to own Milwaukee tools. A bigger concern is that Jacobs is owned by Apex that has moved production to you know where.

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BCRider
01-31-2017, 11:57 PM
Husqvarna also made some of the world's best sewing machines and motorcycles.

They sold the motorcycle line and name to the Piaggo group in Italy that continued making Husky motorcycles until the name was bought out by BMW a few years back. I've got a Husky 510 motard with a label under the seat that says that my bike was made by the MV Agusta factory, part of the Piaggo group.

There's lots of major names that appear in multiple product lines that seem highly incongruous.

6PTsocket
02-01-2017, 02:00 AM
Husqvarna also made some of the world's best sewing machines and motorcycles.

They sold the motorcycle line and name to the Piaggo group in Italy that continued making Husky motorcycles until the name was bought out by BMW a few years back. I've got a Husky 510 motard with a label under the seat that says that my bike was made by the MV Agusta factory, part of the Piaggo group.

There's lots of major names that appear in multiple product lines that seem highly incongruous.
I have a Husky chain saw. They make a full line of landscape equipment, too

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BCRider
02-01-2017, 02:04 AM
Now I'd be all over that if their chainsaws were also made by MV.... :)

I seem to recall that Husky is also one of their major military equipment suppliers.

Andre3127
02-02-2017, 09:27 PM
OK, turn in your man cards, pronto.
And in case you didn't know, Kohler makes toilets, sinks, and engines.

--Doozer
And Mitsubishi makes....Just about everything!

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