On May 15, 1946 the viscous torsional vibration damper was presented to the Society of Automotive Engineers by Bernard E. O’Connor, assistant chief engineer of the Houde Engineering Division of Houdaille-Hershey Corporation.
That’s right! 75 years ago today the original viscous damper was introduced and then patented in Buffalo, NY by who is now Vibratech TVD.
This week we’ve looked back on those years and the historic lineage that carries it through to Vibratech TVD today. What drove its invention. How manufacturing and advertising has changed. Advertising. The impact across commercial industries.
What will the next 75 years bring?