Kohler builds the first modern-day generators. Originally created to power KOHLER® plumbing products in rural America, the KOHLER Automatic Power & Light provides instant electricity to homes, boats and businesses around the world.
On July 1, 1925, two U. S. Air Mail airplanes marked the inauguration of regular night mail delivery between New York and Chicago. KOHLER generators made this historic moment possible by powering the revolving light beacons across the continent which charted the course for the pilots.
After the successful flight, the U.S. government would buy 600+ KOHLER generators to light 10,700 miles of night air mail routes.
Kohler becomes the behind-the-scenes star of the silver screen, when its generators are installed on movie studio "sound trucks" to power Hollywood's film cameras and sound recording equipment.
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