Former Daisy Air Rifle Plant - Currently Fanning Condominiums

Downtown Plymouth Historical Sites

Former Daisy Air Rifle Plant - Currently Fanning Condominiums

Plymouth, Michigan 48170, United States

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Daisy Air Rifle Company was located on Union Street where the Fanning condominiums are now located.

The Plymouth Windmill Company was organized in 1882 to manufacture an iron windmill invented by Charles Hamilton of Plymouth. In 1888 he invented the Daisy Air Rifle which took over the factory.

The name was changed to Daisy in 1895.

There had been a rumor that Daisy was leaving town. The photo of Howard Schryer, of Plymouth, with his Daisy was taken in 1956, and headlined, “Say it isn’t so!” The company moved to Rogers, Arkansas, in 1958.

The Daisy office’s large fireplace and mantle with the white oak paneling is now located in the Plymouth Historical Museum.

The Daisy Air Rifle Red Ryder BB Gun was highlighted in the movie "A Christmas Story".

This is a Motor Cities Tour site.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Downtown Plymouth Historical Sites


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