Daybrook Hydraulic Corp. - 1939-1954 - Daybrook Hydraulic Div. of L.A. Young Spring & Wire Corp. 1954-1962 - Bowling Green, Ohio & Upper Sandusky, Ohio
The first photograph shows the Daybrook yard filled with chassis
that could hold bridge cranes and other vehicles prepared to ship for use in
World War II. A second photograph shows the entrance to the factory.
Herbert O. Day and Andrew F. Brooker founded the Daybrook Hydraulic Hoist Corporation in 1939. The company manufactured hydraulic cylinders to power truck equipment. During World War II, Daybrook manufactured the steel treadway bridge builder used to erect military pontoon bridges. The plant earned the Navy "E" Award for production excellence. The company became the Daybrook Hydraulic Division, L. A. Young Spring & Wire Corporation, in the spring of 1954. After the war, they manufactured hoists and steel dump bodies.
Young Spring & Wire Division of Leggett & Platt, Inc. in Archbold, Ohio
Leggett & Platt was formed in 1883 by J.P. Leggett and his brother-in-law, C.B. Platt, for manufacturing coil bed springs. Today they are a Fortune 500 Company is headquartered in Carthage, Missouri
That spring in your step after a good night's sleep may be there courtesy of Leggett & Platt -- the pioneer of coiled bedsprings. The company makes components (such as springs and spring units) for bedding and chairs. Primarily using aluminum and steel, it also makes finished furniture (headboards), commercial furnishings (store displays, shelving), and die-cast products (components for gas barbecue grills and outdoor lighting fixtures). Leggett & Platt also produces industrial materials (wire, steel tubing) and specialized items such as quilting machinery. Customers include furniture retailers and manufacturers of automobiles, construction-related products, furniture and bedding, and garden and yard equipment. Today Leggett & Platt are major suppliers of seats and seat frames to the auto industry through their LP Automotive division.
During WWII, Daybrook manufactured hydraulic pontoon bridges, and cargo handing devices
The Daybrook Hydraulic Corp. Bowling Green, Ohio
Every unit engineered to give maximum performance and payloads.
ad in 1953 Silver Book pp110
ad in 1963 GMC Truck Equipment Catalog pp104
Manufacturer of Daybrook Dump Bodies - Power Gates - Load N' Dump
Rugged Dependable Moneymakers
Standard Dump Trucks, Trailer Dumps, Platform Bodies, Stake Bodies, Pickups
As the 1950s began, compaction bodies were being introduced into residential refuse-collection fleets. Early entries into the rearloader compactor-type refuse-collection body business were Roto-Pac (City Tank Corporation), Leach Packmaster (Elgin Corporation) , Collectomatic (The Heil Company - photo 6), Load-Packer (Gar Wood Industries), and Power Packer (Daybrook Hydraulic Division, L.A. Young Spring and Wire Corporation).
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MMS 890 Daybrook Hydraulic Corporation. Photograph collection, circa 1939-1948 - Center for Archival Collections - 5th Floor, Jerome Library, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH
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