New Museum

| September/October 1970

  • Ratchet Device
    Courtesy of Lowell Carson, History Department, Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas 76308.
    Lowell Carson
  • Victoria Touring Car
    Courtesy of James C. Leake, Box 1928, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
    James C. Leake

  • Ratchet Device
  • Victoria Touring Car

President Griffin-Leake TV, Inc. P.O. Box 1928 Muskogee, Oklahoma

James C. Leake, new Chairman of the Board and immediate past president of Oklahoma Northeast, Incorporated, announces the opening of Horseless Carriages, Unlimited, another new Green Country tourist attraction.

Forty classic and antique cars will be on display at the newly constructed museum on highway 62 on the north edge of Muskogee, beginning July 3rd. Horseless Carriages Unlimited will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, and there will be a picnic and refreshment area near the museum.

Leake, who is also President of the National Automobile Hall of Fame, has spent 15 to 20 years collecting and assembling this impressive array of cars, making it one of the greatest displays in the United States.

Ratchet device eliminated need for differential. (Illustration taken from Theo Brown, Early Tractor Development [Moline: John Deere & Company, 1953].)

Here is a partial listing of the cars on display: 1900 DeDeion, 1901 one-cylinder Oldsmobile, 1904 Reo, 1909 two-cylinder Maxwell, 1912 Model T Ford, 1918 Oneida Truck, 1919 Dual Valve Pierce Arrow, 1920 Minerva, 1923 Model T Ford Speedster, 1924 Buick, 1925 Locomobile, 1929 Model A Ford Touring Car, 1934 Packard Formal Sedan, 1936 Packard Convertible 1936 3-wheel Morgan, 1938 Mercedes, 1939 HRG, 1953 Bentley Convertible, 1957 Rolls Limousine and Sir Winston Churchill's Limousine.