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The MIDLAND built by Georgian Bay Engineering Works


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Default The MIDLAND built by Georgian Bay Engineering Works

I'm including ads from the Farmer's Advocate showing the "MIDLAND" gasoline engine built by the Georgian Bay Engineering Works in Midland, Ontario Canada:

http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/f-j/page301.html

I've not seen a "MIDLAND" yet and I would very like to see pictures of one! The MIDLAND ads were seen on a weekly basis from December 1904 to June 1906. I'm wondering if the company changed its name in mid-1906 or if it simply ceased its operations.

Anything you can add here will be greatly appreciated.

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Very cool engine. I went to college in Midland. It would be nice to find one of those in a barn somewhere.
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Default Re: The MIDLAND built by Georgian Bay Engineering Works

Thanks for searching out the history on some of these early Canadian companies, Denis.

Great looking engine indeed, and with the testimonial which would suggest that they made at least one in 1905.

There are some similarities to the FM Standard on the cylinder and exhaust box, but many differences as well. The large governor weights in the flywheel and odd head shape should be a dead give-away if they were copying someone elses design.

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