"Wetaskiwin- The Reynolds Alberta Museum" Edmonton Travelogue by Darby2

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Mechanical history relived

Filling the water tank on a Sawyer-Massey coal-fired steam tractor with an 8 bottom plow!

Wetaskiwin, (from the Cree word meaning "Peace Hills") Alberta is about a 45 minute drive southeast of Edmonton. It's most famous attraction is the Reynolds Alberta Museum which contains one of the largest collections of antique farm machinery in the world, much of it in working condition. Ancient steam tractors, threshing machines, binders, aeroplanes, antique and classic cars including a Deusenberg-the showpiece of the museum!

Highlights of the transportation collection include:

1905 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Runabout (restored)
1911 Hupp-Yeats Electric Coach (conserved)
1912 Harley-Davidson Silent Grey Fellow (conserved)
1916 Packard Twin Six Touring Car (original)
1918 Winton Four Passenger Sport Phaeton (original)
1923 Stanley Steamer Sedan (restored)
1927 LaSalle Convertible Coupe (restored)
1929 Model J Duesenberg, Phaeton Royale (restored, one-of-a-kind)
1930 Stewart 3/4 Ton Truck (restored)
1936 Auburn Sedan (restored)
1940 Chevrolet 1/2 Ton Pick-Up truck (restored)
1946 Mercury Two Door Sedan (restored)
1953 Canadian Pontiac Sedan (original)

The museum collection was started many years ago by Stan Reynolds and many of his artifacts were donated to the new museum located a couple of miles west of the town. One of the most unusual artifacts is the stretched hide of the largest grizzly bear ever shot in Alberta. It was shot by a woman with a .22 calibre rabbit gun in the Swan Hills north of Edmonton. She shot it in the eye!

Be sure to visit this when you are in the Edmonton area!


1911 Nichols & Shepard Steam Tractor

1929 Deusenberg

This is the pride and joy of the Reynolds Alberta Museum

Restored Minneapolis Moline Tractors

Les Lehman did a magnificent restoration job on these tractors!

Holt caterpillar tractor

This fully operational tractor was one of the first to use tracks instead of drive wheels

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