An original McLaughlin cutter with jump seat, ca.1908. The McLaughlins have an interesting history. In 1867, Robert McLaughlin built two cutters in his driving shed and in 1869, as his cutter and buggy business prospered, he established the McLaughlin Carriage Company Ltd., in Enniskillen, Ont. In 1877, his rapidly expanding business moved to Oshawa to take advantage of the railway. Realizing the future was in the ‘horseless carriage,’ the McLaughlin Motor Car Company was formed in 1907 and began assembling some of the earliest automobiles produced in Canada. The company later formed General Motors of Canada in 1918.
PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. A. F. “AL” OEMING