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This is a 1919 newspaper advertisement for Hyatt Roller Bearings for tractors made by the Hyatt Rollar Bearing Company Tractor Bearings Division, Chicago, Illinois. -- Hyatt Roller Bearing Company was founded in 1892 by John Wesley Hyatt and the company grew to be one of the most profitable and important bearing manufacturers. Oldsmobile was Hyatt’s first automotive customer, and the company quickly added most other automobile manufactures to its customer list.
Hyatt eventually established itself as the key bearing supplier to companies providing General Motors with automobile components from axles to transmissions. William Durant, President of General Motors sensing the importance of bringing critical parts suppliers in house acquired Hyatt in 1916 for $13.5 million.