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Manufacturers Index - Canadian General Electric Co.

Canadian General Electric Co.
Peterborough, ON, Canada
Manufacturer Class: Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Aug 31 2014 9:56PM by joelr4
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Manufactured Electric Motors 1890 to present.

Canadian GE subsidiary. Originally Edison Electric, then became CGE in 1892. Became General Electric Canada in the late 1980s.



      Incorporated July 15, 1892, under laws of the Dominion of Canada. Agreements with the General Electric Co. (Schenectady, N. Y.) and Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.), give to this company the exclusive right to manufacture and sell General Electric and Allis-Chalmers apparatus in Canada. Company has acquired from time to time the rights and business for Canada of various companies, including Edison General Electric Co., Edison Electric Light Co., Thomson-Houston International Electric Co.

Factories: Peterborough, Toronto, Bridgeburg and Stratford Ont. and Montreal. Que.

Subsidiaries: Canadian Allis-Chalmers, Ltd., Canada Foundry Co., Ltd., Canadian Sunbeam Lamp Co., Ltd., Stratford Mill Building Co., Ltd., Industrial Realty Co., Ltd.


Officers: A. E. Dyment, Pres.; Stephen Haas, Vice-Pres.; J. J. Ashworth, Gen. Mgr.; W. H. Nesbit, Sec.; A. E. Guest, Treas.

Directors: Lt.-Col. Frederic Nicholls, Chrm.; W. L. Matthews, H. C. Cox, A. E. Dyment, Col. the Hon. Sir John S. Hendrie, W. D. Ross, Sir William Mackenzie, F. Gordon Osler, W. G. Ross, G. W. Beardmore, J. J. Ashworth, Stephen Haas, Sir James Lougheed.

Head Office: Toronto.

District Offices: Halifax and Sydney, N. S.; St. John, N. B. ; Montreal, Quebec, and Sherbrooks, Que; Ottawa, Cobalt, South Porcupine, London, Hamilton, Windsor, Ont; Winnipeg, Man; Calgary and Edmonton, Alta; Nelson, Vancouver and Victoria, B. C.

Information Sources:

  • Moody's Manual of Investments: American and Foreign, 1922, page 1463