Snapshot of History: Monarch Battery

Kingston Picture Collection V23 Ind_b_ Monarch


In the 1920’s the business known as Monarch Battery Company in Kingston, Ontario, was taking advantage of the new automobile fad producing electricity-generating batteries for the early cars of the Kingston area. Batteries had been around since 1800, albeit in more primitive forms, and had first found widespread use as part of the telegraph system.  In 1925, the thriving Monarch company expanded into another brand new field, that of radio transmission.  One of Canada’s earliest radio stations with the call code CFMC was started by the company but lasted only three short years.

City of Kingston Records - Box 502, 1922


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