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Ottawa Car Company
was a builder of streetcars for the Canadian
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market and was founded in Ottawa
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, in 1891. The plant was located at Kent and Slater Streets, a short distance from Parliament Hill. The company was a subsidiary of Ottawa Electric Railway Company, in turn controlled by Ahearn & Soper.
It was renamed Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company
in 1917 and again as Ottawa Car and Aircraft Limited
The Ahearn family retained control of the company until 1948 when they sold Ottawa Car & Aircraft Corporation
(renamed during World War II) to the Mailman Corporation. The new owners never carried on the business and ceased operations as streetcars were being abandoned by cities across North America. The city of Ottawa abandoned its own streetcar network in 1959.
- Small Peter Witt streetcar
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- Snow Sweepers
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- Single End Double Truck streetcar
- produced Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
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and Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
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fighters for Armstrong Whitworth
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- produced Avro Tutor and Avro Prefect
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trainers for Avro
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- Armstrong Siddeley
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- Aircraft parts for World War II: Handley Page Hampden
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- bomb doors, flaps, ailerons, and elevators for Avro Lancaster
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- Edmonton Radial Railway
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- Toronto Transportation Commission
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- Ottawa Transportation Commission
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(Ottawa Electric Railway Company)
- Hamilton Street Railway
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(Hamilton Radial Electric Railway)
- Winnipeg Transit
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- Montreal Street Railway
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- South Western Traction Company/London & Lake Erie Railway
- Windsor, Essex and Lake Shore Rapid Railway
- London Street Railway
- Montreal Tramways Company