I writing an article "A Brief History of Detailing" and would like to trace the history of rotary polishers.
Thanks to Superior Shine I have some info - 1916 - Van Dorn Electric Tool Co. Cleveland, OH, U.S.A. This company seems to have evolved out of Van Dorn & Dutton Co., which dates back to 1910 and probably earlier. Sometime between 1916 and 1923 the name changed to Van Dorn Electric Tool Co. In 1928 they were acquired by Black & Decker, although the Van Dorn name seems to have survived into the early 1930s.
Any information would be appreciated