Early 1900's Carlisle & Finch Bipolar Utility Motor Very Early Cast Iron Frame Bipolar Motor Design By The Carlisle Finch Co. With Regard to C&F, the company began in July of 1893 and was originally a repair shop for electric motors. Morton Carlisle and Robert S. Finch purchased it from General Electric and started operating on January 1, 1894 and C&F was incorporated in 1897 as a manufacturing company. The early job orders were for fixing electrical motors for GE and other customers. But in 1896 they decided to try making a product, an electric novelty - a small number one trolley. This Motor Is In Good As Found Condition. Study The Images Closely For Condition. Wooden Pulley Is Missing A Chunk As Shown.