Luma Electric Company Releases Demonstration Videos on Website.
Sylvania, OH – Locally owned Luma Electric Company announced that there are video demonstrations added to website www.lumaelectric.com
Luma Electric Company officials expect these demos to be very beneficial to customers.
About Luma Electric
Luma Electric has been a premier source for manufacturing, sales and service of industrial electrical products since 1920.
We specialize in resistance soldering devices and etching tools.
Our experienced engineers and sales staff are trained to find the right solution for you, and provide only the highest quality devices in the industry.
About Robert L. Hinds Founder of Luma Electric Company
Robert L. Hinds was born in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, August 13, 1878. He was the oldest of six siblings. He attended public schools in Toledo. Robert was employed by the Colton Bicycle Company until 1898. That year he entered the U.S. Army for service in Spanish American War. Assigned to Co. H. 6th Regt. Ohio Vol. Inf. and sent to Cuba. Discharged a First Sergeant in June 1899, he became associated with the Kirk Manufacturing Co. in Toledo. This business later became the Consolidated Manufacturing Co., with Mr. Hinds serving as sales manager. From 1915 to 1918 he established a machine shop and subsequently established the Luma Electric Equipment Co., manufacturers of demagnetizers and electric etch tools.
During the Depression, the shop was in the basement of the family home on Prospect Ave, with his four very young sons helping do menial tasks. The business moved to 1106 Dorr Street above King Manufacturers just before Pearl Harbor. Luma tools were used in the development of The Manhattan Project. All four Hinds sons, Robert Junior, Ron, Jim and John, worked at the shop during high school and college, as did many of their friends.
Around 1945, Luma began manufacturing resistance soldering tools. By the early 1950’s larger quarters were needed. Luma built a new facility on Coining Drive. With this move, the Company diversified and purchased a Building Supply Business to add additional income for the growing families. In 1957, Robert Hinds, Sr. turned business over to his four sons. Business incorporated. Ron Hinds, his son still holds a position at Luma Electric Co.