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Norland Women’s Institute visits Horseless Carriage Museum

When mom and I took the Museum ” on the road” for the Honouring the Past heritage day at the Lindsay Armories in Kawartha Lakes, we were delighted to meet a lovely lady by the name of Phyllis McHale. Phyllis is a member of the Norland Women’s Institue, and organized a visit to the museum […]

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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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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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