Circa 1900 Carlisle And Finch Motor
Circa 1900 Carlisle And Finch Motor. This Neat Little "Block Head" Motor We Believe To Have Been Manufactured By Carlisle And Finch. This Example Appears To Have Undergone A Restoration At Some Point. The Restoration Was Very Tastefully Done, Motor Runs And Displays Very Well. 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.