Category Archives: Exhibits

Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machines

I just love this early advertisement for Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machine Model 8 manufactured in the early 1870’s.   Imagine the excitement when it was ordered for a household and the time it would save women of the time! Most were bought on credit, or through partial trade, taking several years to repay. […]

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Motoring Across Generations!

Does this car look familiar? It is our 1907 Reo before Dad bought her and brought her home to the Museum. This picture was sent by Serena Edmunds, great granddaughter of George Grey Senior, the original owner who walked from Bury Quebec to Nashua New Hampshire to buy it new in 1907. The REO touring […]

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Working on “Bing” Toy Steam Engine

The boys have fun helping Poppa restore the German Made “Bing” toy steam engines, circa 1905-1910.   A short video that shows the engine running!  

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Another Kawartha Lakes Rarity! The E&D Bicycle.

                                      This is the second of the two bicycles purchased from Burrit Kerr’s Auction. This rare 1897 E&D was made by the Evans and Dodge Bicycle Company in Windsor. John and Horace Dodge, were American brothers who […]

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Kawartha’s Rarest Bicycle- The Red Bird No.1

              In my previous post, I had talked about the great importance the Red Bird had to local history. Since it’s purchase we have discovered just how extremely rare it is, and it’s fascinating place in Canada’s industrial history at the turn of the 19th century. This Red Bird was […]

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Cycling in the Kawartha Lakes – Vintage Style!

  As cycling becomes more and more popular, (especially in a tourist destination such as ours that offers beautiful cycling routes)  I thought I would talk a little about the bicycles in our Collection. The bicycle has a long and important history, and we are proud to have not only one of the earliest representations of the […]

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“The Way We Were” Weekly Post- 1907 REO Car

We are very proud to be ONLY the second family to own this magnificent 1907 REO model A touring car. It was originally purchased new by George Grey Senior in 1907. Mr. Grey lived in Burry Quebec, and when he had saved enough money to purchase a car, he WALKED from his home in Burry to Nashua New […]

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1895 Sawyer & Massey Steam Traction Engine-“History of a Very Useful Engine”

At the Horseless Carriage Museum, every exhibit has character, and a story. I would like to share with you the history of our 1895 Sawyer & Massey from the time she was created until she came home to us. In 1895, the Sawyer & Massey Company was manufacturing these large steam engines in Hamilton Ontario […]

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“The Way We Were” Weekly Post- Art Oxford “Laurel” Stove

As I had mentioned before, we are always looking for antique photos that illustrate the every day use of some of the exhibits you can find in the musem. Our Art Oxford “Laurel” base burner stove, made by the Gurney Foundry Ltd.  Toronto, Ont., has been a favourite with visitors and is centrally located in […]

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Horseless Carriage “The Way We Were” Feature

  We are always searching for photos that reflect how the pieces in the Horseless Carriage Musem were used in “everyday life”. We have come across some pretty spectacular ones and decided to share them in a weekly post called “The Way We Were”. This Photo is of a Gentleman posing with a Penny Farthing […]

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