Redpath Motor Vehicle Company
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The Redpath Motor Vehicle Company was a small automobile manufacturer in Ontario, Canada in the early 20th century. It was located in Kitchener from 1893 – 1902 by Walter Redpath of Keene ON in a partnership with Andrew Reid of Toronto ON.
The Redpath Messenger had a wooden carriage body using a one-cylinder engine with shaft drive and two speed transmission. It was the first vehicle in automotive history with a tilt steering wheel. It weighed approx 650 pounds and sold for between $600 and $700. Top speed of 10 miles per hour.
- Koch, Henry. "Kitchener Car is star of auto museum". Waterloo Region Record.
the scrap pile went up and the stock went down
- "Canadian Automotive Museum Canadian Cars 1903–1919". Canadian Automotive Museum.
Redpath Model: 1903 Redpath Messenger Origin: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
- John, De Boer. "Redpath Motor Vehicle Company in a Kitchener shop". Kitchener Post.
it has only two speeds — slow and reverse