Russell Motor Car Company
CCM experimented with gas-powered tricycles and quadricycles,
the steam Locomobile and the electric Ivanhoe
automobiles. The Locomobile had a short range of only 20 miles and froze
up in winter. It was discontinued in 1902.
The Canadian Magazine April 1906
Russell obtained exclusive Canadian rights to the Knight gasolene engine, a quality engine noted for its quietness and used in the famed Daimler. One prominent owner was John C. Eaton who drove around (or, was driven around!) in one bearing license plate number 1! Russell automobiles were provided for the 1911 Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, thereafter earning them the right to use the highly sought-after By Royal Appointment statement.
It didn't last long, in 1915 Russell was bought out by Willys-Overland Motor Company of Cleveland, Ohio, which saw no need for a Canadian-only automobile.
First public display of the Russell Model A at Toronto
City Hall, 1905.
Russell No.12 Railway inspection car. Advertisement 1907.
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