More than just cars, the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum displays vintage clothing and accessories that recall the days when proper decorum kept ladies covered from head to toe. The excitement of early automobile racing and old cars is depicted in prints, paintings, and photographs from renowned automobile artists such as Ernest Montaut and Peter Helck. And post cards sent from across the country as Americans traveled in ever increasing numbers are just some of the treasures awaiting visitors.
Can you picture an automobile salesman coming to your home or office today without the car and carrying a kit such as this? It was really quite effective and the Renault factory of France extensively used them just prior to and following into the 20th century.
Pictured to the right is a Jim Beam 1867 Mississippi Pumper Fire Engine Decanter, another rarity to find this item with the Clydesdale horse. This decanter is modeled after the 1867 Mississippi Fire Engine no. 313, a steam powered pumper for fighting fires from a distance and mounted on a wagon. This decanter boasts minute details such as headlamps, hubcaps, and several pipes connected to the steam chamber and water tank.
William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum12031 William Penn Highway (Physical)
PO Box 214 (Mailing)
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814.643.0885 - Telephone
814.643.2857 - Fax
Business Office 814.643.2024
Daily Hours:The Museum is open daily, May 26th through October 31st.
Monday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Tuesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Wednesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Thursday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Friday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Saturday: 9:00a until 5:00p
* Weekends only after Oct. 14th
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