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Monday Classic - Auto-Lite Stop Motion (1940)

Uploaded by YouTuber Jeff Quitney

Published on Dec 31, 2015

"a stop-motion product parade"

Public domain film from the Library of Congress Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

Autolite is an American brand of spark plugs and ignition wire sets. Autolite products are sold in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Until 2011, the Autolite brand was a part of Honeywell's Automotive Consumer Products Group, along with Fram and Prestone. Since then, it has been manufactured and marketed by FRAM Group, LLC, which is a constituent company of Auckland, New Zealand-based investment firm Rank Group. Autolite has been the Official Spark Plug of NASCAR since April 2000.


The origins of Autolite can be traced to 1911, when two small companies began manufacturing buggy lamps. In 1935, Royce G. Martin, President of the Electric Autolite Company, decided that the company should enter the business of manufacturing spark plugs. Robert Twells, a ceramic engineer, led the development team. A few months later, the company was selling their first spark plug. Autolite enjoyed instant success, as it had secured supply contracts with leading car manufacturers such as Chrysler, Studebaker, Packard, and Willys.

The Bendix Corporation had purchased both the Fram and Autolite brands in 1973. Through a number of mergers and acquisitions over the years, Autolite came to be owned by Allied-Signal, AlliedSignal, and Honeywell. In 2011, Honeywell sold its automotive Consumer Products Group to the Rank Group, which set up FRAM Group, LLC and several other companies to take over the operations and the transfer of ownership of the acquired trademarks.


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