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Canadian and American cities had branch dealerships, with Fairbanks first coming to Montreal, Canada, in 1876 and later opening a factory there.
Regards, Andrew Heinz: As an old wreck diver just wondering if your diving it this time of year?I invite and willingly accept additions/corrections to my research! There is an oval plate that has the numbers 233003 and 3 horsepower, made in USA and 450 rpm. The cylinder is perforated and the water jacket is broken in some places, no lose bearings, piston, connecting rod and crank shaft are A1. From the Canadian F-M marine engines I have seen (a few), there was a small cast boss on top of the cylinder where the serial number would be stamped.I also have the shaft, stuffing box, propeller, spare spark plug, new ignition coil and carburator. Those I have seen began with a capital "C", presumably to indicate "Canadian" etc.It became the leading manufacturer in the US, and the best-known company the world over until Henry Ford and the Ford Corporation assumed this title in the 1920s. Wheeler designed a durable windmill for pumping water, the Eclipse windmill.
Wheeler set up shop in Beloit just after the Civil War.In my reseach I found that they made engines in Toronto from around 1905 to 1925--all types from small boat engines up to large single cylinder tractors.