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Rutenber Engines Built In Canada 1909-?


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Default Rutenber Engines Built In Canada 1909-?

Several Rutenber thumbnails refer to Western Motor Company, the entity buiding Rutenber motors having built a new factory in Chatham, Ont, to produce engines for the Canadian trade...
This was in addition to factories/facilities in Logansport and Marion...
Edwin A Rutenber was the inventor/designer; a relative of some kind was Henry D Rutenber, mentioned as a foundry pattern maker; the Barleys were quite possibly involved as they were involved in the US operations...
Anything about this, and particularly about their "U" engine, a 4cyl 43/4x5, in Canadian sources??
Any comments appreciated!!
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I know that the 1911 Auburn owned by the ACD Museum has a "Rutenber" engine in it. It is a good running car. I do not know of any Canadian affiliation though.
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Default Re: Rutenber Engines Built In Canada 1909-??

The May/June issue of Vintage Truck has an article on a 1913 Avery truck with a 354 ci 4 cylinder Rutenber engine.
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Default Re: Rutenber Engines Built In Canada 1909-??

V: yes, Caleb carpenters brochure in his Avery Farm City Tractor thread here says the engine was 43/4x5, which sounds about right...
Another poster says the engine is known to be a Rutenber, and Rutenber did build a 4 cyl 43/4x5, their "U" engine, in the right time period...
This inquiry was to see if there was any info re' Rutenber "U"s lying around in Canada that might complete some of the Avery Farm City tractor-trucks here...
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I have a 1915 Madison 6-40 Touring with a 6 cylinder Rutenber engine, US manufacture.
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STEAMCAR: Yes, that should be the #25, a refinement of the original #22; both show in 1930 McCord gasket and 38 Victor Gasket catalogs as 31/8x5, altho my notes show the #22 as 3x5 in old ads, and I'm pretty sure when the #25 was announced it was described as a refinement of the #22 with a slightly larger bore...
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