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Manufacturers Index - Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co.

Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co.
Kingston, ON, Canada
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Nov 7 2018 8:45AM by Jeff_Joslin
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The Ontario Foundry opened for business in 1848, and then changed its name to the Kingston Locomotive Works in about 1855. They went bankrupt in 1860.

In 1865 the Canadian Engine & Machinery Co. was established to take over the business of the Kingston Locomotive Works, but this firm failed to thrive. It was reorganized as the Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co., Ltd. in 1878, with another reorganization and plant expansion in 1881.

In 1900 the Locomotive Works again became insolvent. 1901 saw new ownership and a reorganization as the Canadian Locomotive Co., Ltd. This incarnation survived until 1965 when they were absorbed into their then-owner, Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co.

Locomotive engines are rather outside the focus of the Vintage Machinery website, which has information on woodworking and metalworking machinery plus the engines and motors that power them. We list the Canadian Engine & Machinery Co. because between 1896 and 1899, they were manufacturing F. J. Drake's shingle machines and other sawmill machinery products.

Information Sources

  • The Wikipedia page on the Canadian Locomotive Co. provided much of the information here.
  • See the entry for F. J. Drake and especially the Images section, where the 1896-99 ads for Drake's shingle machines are from the Canadian Locomotive & Engine Co.