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Horseless Carriage Museum Participates in Guinness World Record!

On August 15, 2015, Richard, Steve And Josh Wilson headed to St. Albert ON (on the Quebec border) to participate in a World Record Breaking Threshing Bee held at the St.  Albert Curd Festival. Francois Latour  and other organizers promoted the event heavily in hopes of inviting enough threshing machines and teams to beat the previous record […]

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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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Horseless Carriage at an Air Show!

Time flies! Literally! And, it becomes very obvious when you start flipping through the old family albums. Recently mom “rediscovered” one of her favourite pictures of dad, taken about 18 years ago when they attended the Bracebridge Air show. They were invited to the Heritage Show held at the airport and they brought the 1905 […]

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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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Kawartha Cycling Club Visits Horseless Carriage!

On May 23, 2013, we were honoured to welcome the Kawartha Cycling Club as they toured the museum. The group of 17 cyclists, organized by Arthur Hornibrook, cycled to the museum despite the threatening weather. The group made good time arriving only 5 minutes later than scheduled for the Red Rock Loop. The exception was […]

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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 Museum “Gears” up for Opening in May!

It is a flurry of activity at the Horseless Carraige Museum as everything is being prepared for the opening of our 2012 season in May. As the museum “Gears Up”  or “Steams Up” if you prefer, for this season, we decided to look back at the wonderful visitors and tours we have previously welcomed. Our […]

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