Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We used to make things in this country. #163: The Rotor Electric Company and Torcan fans, Toronto, Ontario

If you look carefully at the badge above, you'll see the letters REC in the middle.  The Rotor Electric Company was headquartered at 123 Bentworth Avenue in Toronto and manufactured a wide variety of electric appliances for the home market:  transformers, toasters, heaters, blenders, cooking utensils, car warmers, exercisers, fans, humidifiers, hair dryers, battery chargers, cabinets for TV sets and record players.  From 1954 to 1960, it supplied a lot of equipment to Admiral for the production of TV sets.

The "Torcan" trademark is now owned by Matsushita Seiko Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan. 


Anonymous said...

I would. Love to know more of rotor electric. My father was there from the start and designed most of the early stuff. It was started by Benjamin Benny

Anonymous said...

I have a stereo and separate speaker system. Serial no# 1126 and no 1262. If you can tell me ANYTHING about these pieces I would really appriciate it. Thank you

The Duke said...

I can't help you, but maybe the folks on the antique radio forum can. There'a link to their forum under the image of the phonograph above.