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Redpath Motor Vehicle Company

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.

There is one 1903 model known to exist on display at Canadian Automotive Museum [1]


  1. ^ "Canadian Automotive Museum Canadian Cars 1903–1919".