June 02, 2024


Tate Electrics Ltd. (1912-1914)

Windsor, Ontario

This is a Tate radiator emblem (1912-1914)     mjs
Size: 47mm diameter    MM: Whitehead & Hoag

The Tate Accumulator Company of Canada Ltd. based in Toronto, had produced a very efficient storage battery in 1910, which was one of the lightest, fastest-charging long life batteries for electric cars. The company decided to build a complete elecrtic car and began making prototype models in 1911.

A new company, Tate Electrics Ltd., was formed to build the Tate electric car and a factory was established in Walkerville, Ontario. The prototype Tate cars were shown at the 1912 Toronto and Montreal Auto Shows and production began at the end of 1912. 

The Tate was offered as a passenger car in coupe and roadster body styles. Panel delivery vehicles of 1/4-ton and 1/2-ton capacity and trucks with capacities up to 5-tons were also offered.

Production of the Tate continued until the end of 1914.


The blue and white enamel Tate emblem shown above is very rare.

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