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 Posted: Wed Mar 11th, 2020 08:00 am
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Mike Kearns

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1928 - A young man, Herman C. Hueglin worked as secretary for the Federal Merchandise Company in the Marquette Building, 140 South Dearborn Street, previously working at Commonwealth Edison Co... 

                                                             While working at Commonwealth Edison, Hueglin meets a very powerful and rich man, Mr. William A. Fox, and scores a job as the executive secretary to Fox's firm, the Federal Merchandise Company, of which he is the president and director. Hueglin files for patents for a window fan design, and Fox is intrigued enough to invest in Hueglin, as the company inventor/developer and with Fox as chief investor and president : Here's a correspondence by Hueglin as secretary for Federal Merchandise, connecting him to Fox and Federal Merchandise.:

1928 is a good year for Hueglin. He applies for his first patents, but is listed as an employee of Federal Merchandise Company: 

While Hueglin is the inventor, his boss at Federal Merchandise Company, William A. Fox who bankrolledmanufacturing and marketing Hueglin's window fans through Federal Merchandise Company or through Fox's connections to his former workplace, Consolidated Edison:

The blades for the Hueglin Airmaster exhaust fans are cast solid aluminum, bearing the Leinweber patents (see post 11 in this thread to view the patents themselves: 

Last edited on Mon Mar 16th, 2020 07:38 am by Mike Kearns