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Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co. Ltd.; Montreal

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Name: Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co. Ltd.; Montreal    (CDN)  
Abbreviation: canadianfa
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Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co. Ltd.
Montreal, Québec

Founded: 1905
Closed: 1974


Fairbanks Morse and Company began in 1823 when inventor Thaddeus Fairbanks opened an ironworks in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to manufacture two of his patented inventions: a cast iron plow and a heating stove. In 1829 he started a hemp dressing business for which he built the machinery. The Company also had brief forays into building automobiles, tractors, corn shellers, hammermills, cranes, televisions, radios and refrigerators, but output was small in these fields. Fairbanks Morse & Company and was headquartered in Chicago. Canadian and American cities had branch dealerships, with Fairbanks first coming to Montreal, Canada, in 1876 and later opening a factory there.


The Canadian branch operation of Fairbanks, Morse & Co. was apparently established as Fairbanks-Morse Canadian Manufacturing Co. In 1905, The Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., Ltd. was established under Canada's new incorporation laws, and then in 1911 they purchased the entire capital stock of Fairbanks-Morse Canadian Manufacturing Co.

3. McGill Digital Archives, company details

Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company was incorporated in Canada in 1905. The company’s name changed to Robert Morse Corp. Ltd. in 1963. The company was acquired by Aerojet-General Corp. in 1974.

This manufacturer was suggested by Jack Sorensen.

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