Category Archives: Exhibits

Horseless Carriage Museum Acquires Rare Bicycle

I had previously written about how this rare Penny Farthing found it’s way home to our Museum between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. However, now that there is video footage of Richard and Steve at the actual auction where they acquired the bike, I thought I would elaborate on the story’s details a little further! On […]

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Fenelon Falls Museum

Our Museum between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon will be celebrating many landmark birthdays this year. Our 1905 Cadillac Model F touring will be 107 years old! This beautiful car, one of the earliest known original Cadillacs, was bought new by a local Bobcaygeon doctor in 1905 from Heaslip Bros. in Toronto. Learn more about it’s fascinating story […]

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Penny Farthing Bicycle 1878

Our new year began with a gorgeous new addition to the museum! The “boys” drove to an auction way down in southern Ontario and came home to Fenelon Falls with this extremely rare and interesting Penny Farthing Bicycle from 1878!!!! Dad had been waiting years to find just such a bicycle to further round out […]

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1895 Sawyer & Massey Steam Traction Engine

A nice shot of the steam engine “peeking” out of the Museum. This picture was taken by a guest to the Horseless Carriage Museum this past year.

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Polyphon Playing “Annie Laurie”

This is the 1890 Polyphon Mechanical Music Machine. It is a fairly recent addition, and has become a fast favourite! It is a rare coin operated version that would have been found in a commercial setting like a drug store, ect.,  for entertainment. The predecessor of the “JukeBox” A large metal disc rotates as “combs” […]

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Gurney Stove-1880’s

This gorgeous “parlour” stove has been a favourite with guests at Horseless Carriage in Fenelon Falls this year! It is an Art Oxford “Laurel” base burner stove made by the Gurney Foundry Ltd.  Toronto, Ont. It would have been found in a high end Victorian home in the 1880’s.

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Canadian Pacific Sign

This attractive and rare enamel sign is a recent purchase. Things sure have changed haven’t they? Before email, texting or Twitter there was were telegrams or cablegrams as a speedy means of communication! This sign was found in the Kawartha Lakes region and can be seen hanging here at the Museum between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon […]

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Atkin Advertising Clock-1882

Here is a clip of a fascinating and rare advertising clock that changes ads every 1/2 minute. This clock came from the Willis Phamacy/Apothecary in Uxbridge Ontario Canada. It is quite humerous and interesting to see some of the things that were promoted for medicinal purposes like “Worm Powders”!!!!    

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Chautauqua Roller Organ

One of the many examples of Mechanical Music Machines, the Chautauqua Roller Organ plays music using a bellows that blows air over reeds and reads the music from metal pinned “cobs”.

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1895 Sawyer & Massey Steam Engine

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