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Cincinnati Electrical Repair Company

Our story begins in 1909, when Albert A. Threm (1883-1963) left his job at Sullivan Electric to start his own business, thus starting Cincinnati Electrical Repair Company in 1910.

The first shop was located in between Third and Fourth Street in the old National Theatre Building. Here they worked on DC motors and controllers along with industrial wiring. There, the phone number was 'CANAL 72'. The company remained there until 1935, when the building was sold to Bell Telephone Company for a new garage. Then in 1939, the shop was moved to 313 E. Pearl Street. Then the phone number changed to 'MA 2183' which is very similar today (513) 621-2183.

By this time, Cincinnati Electrical Repair took on the electric tool repair. We were the first authorized Black and Decker service station in the area. Other product lines included Van Dorn, Stanley, Miller Falls, Syntron-Clark Floor Machines, Jacob Chucks and Emerson Electric Fans and Motors.

While at 313 East Pearl Street, there were two massive floods in Cincinnati, the floods of 1945, and 1948. In 1945, the Ohio River flooded, and the waters reached over four feet high in the shop! In the 1948 flood, the waters were not as high, but still rose over a foot.

By 1953, the city of Cincinnati acquired all of Pearl Street to construct the recently completed, Fort Washington Way. So again, Cincinnati Electrical Repair packed up and moved again. This time we moved to our present location at 2023 Elm Street. By this time, most of the electric motor repairmen had retired and were all doing tool work.

Now, Cincinnati Electrical Repair is still in the repair business, along with new tool sales, replacement parts, and accessories. We now are authorized in many tool manufactures including Hougen, Milwaukee, Bosch, Porter Cable, Hitachi, General Wire, and Panasonic.
 

Cincinnati Electrical Repair Owners:

Albert A. Threm (1883-1963)

Stanley A. Threm (1912-1991)

Don Fitzgerald (1929-2012)

Don worked at Cincinnati Electrical Repair since January 2, 1944, and obtained the business as a partner in 1958 till his retirement in 2002.

George J. Kneipp (1927-1997)
Obtained the business in 1971 till his retirement in 1989.

Chris J. Helmers: Started working here on June 17, 1978, and has been an owner since September of 1989 as Don's partner.

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