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Andrew Menkart
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Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have had some email correspondance with Steve Burton, great grandson of CN Cady. I will post it below. Hopefully others can contribute their thoughts here.

Thank you Steve for your kind offer to share some Cady history!

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from Steve Burton
Sir,

Found your site very interesting. I am the great grandson of CN Cady of Cady of Canastota{NY] engine fame. Your members may be interested in knowing that I have a large collection of literature from Cady. Literature, Advertisements, photos of actual boats with Cady engines,articles, letters, price lists, specs, testimonials, ect.

I have spent the last 30 years in the engine- 2 and 4 cycle and generator businesses. How ironic that that's my family's history. I grew up just five blocks from the original foundry and shop in
Canastota, NY and graduated from Canastota High School in 1964. I have lived the last 26 years in Jacksonville, Florida. If you or others would be interested in the contents of this material, I would be more than happy to share the history. Due to the fact that some of the material is over a hundred years old, special care must be taken to preserve it.

Any comments or suggestions from your group is appreciated.

Steve Burton
904-230-7715
stevepowerbroker@bellsouth.net




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Steve,

Thank you for the note. That is very interesting! I have a Tuttle boat with a Cady engine in it.
As you have probably seen on the oldmarineengine.com site there has been a lot of disucussion about Cady.

I'm not sure what your desires are for the material... Some of the options might include publishing it in book or booklet format,donating it to a museum or historical society, scanning it for online viewing, etc.

I would think a booklet with historical information on the company and family would be best, but obviously would be a lot of work.

I could post your comments on our discussion board, or you could post them yourself and I'm sure there would be additional feedback from our users.

You can also use the search function on that page to searc for "cady".

Thanks, let me know your thoughts.




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and the reply from Steve
Andrew,

I appreciate your timely response. My main concern is preserving the history and the information, and then to disperse it to all those who have an interest. Our own Canastota Library is a logical depository of at least duplications of the material. They have sections on the manufacturers of the time, including the Tuttle boat company.

May I ask where you are located? I have never seen an actual Cady Engine although I know of several. I spoke to a gentleman near Buffalo who has three Cady's in his collection as well as other NY manufactured engines.

It would be a thrill to see one or more of those engines.

Fell free to post my comments - I found some difficulty in doing that.

Thank you for all your help and comments.

Steve Burton


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Tom Stranko
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Posted on Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 02:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At the Town of Maine Park STAGEA show this weekend(old gas engine show)I met an exhibitor with this old C.N. Cady one cyl, 4 cycle engine. It's 2 of a kind according to him. In 1909 C.N. built (4) cycle cars with this style engine and tried to get financial backing in NYC to build them. The plan fell apart and C.N. went back home to Canastota (east of Syracuse) to build a line of successful inboard engines.
Thought you might like a look.
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I realize this is not an inboard but I thought it important to show that Cady (and many others) were capable of better designs (at least "different" designs) than what the market seemed to want in a simple 2 cycle.
T

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