Winton Engine Company began production in 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. It was originally part of the Winton Motor Carriage Company which produced automobiles from 1897-1924. Winton built marine and stationary gasoline and diesel engine business,.

Scottish immigrant Alexander Winton, owner of the Winton Bicycle Company, founded the Winton Motor Carriage Company.

Sale to General MotorsEdit

Winton Engine Company became the Winton Engine Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors on June 20, 1930. It produced the first practical two-stroke-cycle Diesel engines in the 400 to 1,200 hp (300 to 900 kW) range, which powered early Electro-Motive Corporation (of GM) Diesel locomotives and U.S. Navy submarines. That part of Winton devoted to the manufacturing of diesel locomotives in 1935 became part of the Electro-Motive Corporation—later a division of General Motors, and is still in business today.

1936 and beyondEdit

By 1936 Winton was producing engines for only the marine, Navy, and stationary applications. GM reorganized the company in 1937 as the Cleveland Diesel Engine Division of General Motors. This division closed in 1962.

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