CANADIAN ENGINES, Limited.
(Monarch).
Dunnville, Ontario.



The "Monarch" is the trade name for the engines built by the "Canadian Engines Ltd." Co. in Dunnville Ontario. I have a little history which comes from an old gentleman who studied many Canadian engine Companies. I will quote from a letter he had written to me in 1995.
"Mr. George McCrae and several others came down (to Dunnville) in 1905, from Brantford, possibly from Goold Shapley & Muir, and began a company. The early air and water cooled "Canadian" are nearly a carbon copy of The Gade engines from Iowa Falls, IOWA., who began building air cooled with exhaust port in the cylinder as well as in the head. There is an air cooled "Canadian" dated July 22,1910 in the Milton Ontario Agricultural Museum. The McCrae engine works commenced operations June 4,1912. Canadian patent #140,944 was issued to George McCrae, Dunnville, Ontario for the McCrae Carburettor. In Aug, 1912, the Company name was changed from the "Canadian-American Gas Engine Co. Ltd." to the "Canadian Engines Ltd." and the brand name of the engine was changed from "The Canadian" to "The Monarch". The Plant burned down on Oct. 16, 1923 with all records lost and was never rebuilt. Thus was the end of the Monarch engine......Larry Anger.


From the Canadian Patent Office:
Inventor: George McCrae
Title: Carburetter
Patent # CA140944 - filed Jan./24/ 1912 - issued June/04/1912.




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