The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center occupies the old federal building (Post Office) which was built in 1917. The building was purchased in 1975 by the City of Wenatchee as a home for the museum (originally called the North Central Washington Museum). In 2011, the museum changed its name to the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center.
One of the displays shows a historic office.
1907 Oldsmobile Touring
The lobby of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Wenatchee, Washington, features a 1907 Oldsmobile Touring Automobile. This five-passenger touring car features right-hand drive (left-hand drive was adopted until 1912).
According to the display:
“The motor is four cylinder. The gearshift and emergency brake are on the right side, outside the cab. The pedals inside include brake, clutch and accelerator as well as a cutout, which utilized the exhaust system to provide a whistle. There is also a bulb-type horn outside the cab.”
The display also points out:
“The headlights are fueled by a carbide and water mixture, which makes acetylene gas that burns. The running lamps at the side are fueled with kerosene.”
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