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.