Tuesday Trivia: The Peerless Motor Company is known as one of the Three Ps, the trio of luxury American automobiles that included Packard and Pierce-Arrow. The company originally built clothes wringers before transitioning into bicycles in the 1890s. The company changed gears again in 1900 and began making automobiles. Peerless ceased producing autos in 1932, but not for the obvious reason. It was the repeal of Prohibition, not the Great Depression, that precipitated the end. The Board of Directors determined that beer would be a more lucrative product than luxury automobiles. As such, Peerless traded stock shares to the Carling Brewing Company in exchange for the rights and recipes for their products. The facility was used as a brewery as recently as 1984.
Visit OHTM to see the beautiful 1929 Peerless pictured here! Examples of automobiles manufactured by Peerless, Packard, and Pierce-Arrow can be viewed on display at the Museum.
Today we honor the life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Birthday, Dr. King (January 15), and thank you for your selfless contribution to advancing the Civil Rights Movement in the United States of America.
Owls Head Transportation Museum
January 16 |
Many thanks to all who stopped by to chat and visit at the Northeast Motorsports Expo over the weekend. The Museum is open today, Monday, January 16, and we'd love to see you! Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Spend this chilly holiday Monday exploring OHTM!View Post >>