Weekly Update

Hello history lovers and car buffs! Last year we were very fortunate to have a visit with the 1907 Morse Car. Thanks to the generosity of the current owner and Dr. Stan Moody, whose family restored in the 1960's, the car stopped at the Society and Museum while it was on the way to a special showing in Rhode Island. The car, which is in a private collection in New Jersey, is a marvel of engineering. While it was here we took a number of photos. However, due to the size of the files, I can only attach a few for you to look at. I hope to have more on our website in the near future so you can get a good look at this remarkable machine.

The company that the Morse family ran when the car was built was called the "Easton Machine Company" and consisted of two plants on Central Street. The car was built at the 7 Central Street plant between 1900 and about 1918. These were custom built to order, and marketed to a wealthy clientele. Less than 50 were produced in two models: an early Model A that was a two-seater, and the car pictured here which is a Model B, Number 1. To learn more about this wonderful machine and the Morse family, visit us at the Museum! Have a terrific week, Frank

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