Monthly Archives: December 2011

1899 Stanley Steam Car Birthday Celebration

When the clock strikes midnight this Saturday night, we will be celebrating the 113th birthday of the Stanley Steam Car!!!!! This rare (only 3 exist) little locomobile is dad’s pride and joy. It is the oldest running car in Canada. Although many other of our rare “horseless carriages” will hit major milestones this year, this […]

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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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Bern Fritzshaw & Friends

On Tuesday June 21st, we were treated to a visit from a group of rare and elite cars. This group of friends were traveling through the area and stayed up the road at the beautiful Eganridge Golf and Country Club between Bobcaygeon and Fenelon Falls.          

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Our Honoured Guests!

We are very lucky to be able to host such lovely groups of curious and enthusiastic guests! Whether they come in a small group of two or three, a large bus or Motor Coach Tour, or by way of the many Specialty Car Clubs, rallies and Organizations, we always have a great time and make […]

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Kinmount Shoe Tree- A Tribute

Recently, the historic and iconic “Shoe Tree” was cut down in Kinmount. The jury is still out on whether or not it was an attraction or an abomination, but it sure has people talking! So this is our tribute. Good bye Kinmount shoe tree, hello Horseless Carriage Shoe Tree!

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