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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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” […]
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 […]
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”!!!!