CHARLES F. KETTERING - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 41330
Sale Price $510.00
CHARLES F. KETTERING
The GM innovator who endowed the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research with Alfred Sloan signed this sepia-toned photograph
Photograph signed: "Yours Truly/C.F. Kettering." Sepia. 8x10. Photograph by Blank & Stoller, Inc. In 1909, Kettering(1876-1958) and Edward A. Deeds set up the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Co., later known as Delco. Kettering developed the first electrical ignition system and the first self-starter for automobiles. He sold Delco to General Motors in 1916. In 1920 he became President and General Manager of the General Motors Research Corp., a GM division. For the next 30 years he led teams that developed improved motor fuels, shock absorbers, variable speed transmissions, safety glass and the refrigerant Freon. Kettering retired from GM in 1947. With Alfred Sloan, the President and Chairman of GM for over 30 years, he endowed the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Creased at right background, not at signature. Lightly stained at his suit (barely visible head on). Paper clip impression at upper left. Otherwise, fine condition.
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