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Old 14th February 2015, 23:09   #1
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Default Pics: The Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo NY

Right in the heart of downtown Buffalo lies a gem of a museum that has a great collection of cars and memorabilia, including a full scale reconstruction of a gas station designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

http://www.pierce-arrow.com/

This thread will contain some photographs taken by me during a visit a few months ago, using a Nikon D7000 and 18-300 lens.
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The museum consists of three large halls, with the entrance off to the side of the first hall. Moving to the right, one comes across several cases full of early memorabilia.
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Default Re: Pics: The Pierce-Arrow Museum, Buffalo NY

There is much to see, including old signs, emblems, and the famous Thomas Flyer car.
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Anything and just about everything from the early days of American motoring is on display, taking plenty of time to appreciate in detail.
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The early style gasoline pumps are fun to observe, with calibrated glass displays showing exactly what was being dispensed. May be these units should be brought back?
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The third hall has the famous FLW original design for a gas station with period correct cars around it.
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There is a great collection of cars around the gas station display, including a rare Pierce recovery truck.
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This Ford Model A truck is in original and amazing) condition, while FLW's original Cord car has been restored to perfection.
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It is sheer pleasure for a car nut to note the many details.
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There are showcases full of clothing items from the early 20th century too.
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In the central hall are many later model cars, but my favorite display here was the mechanical traffic control sign.
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The displays are full of all types of spare parts and badges and signs and much besides.
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The list of spares was no different then as they are now, save for electronics items I suppose.
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The workmanship of the details is very high quality, and not a bit of plastic to be seen.
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The curator of the museum drives a Maserati.
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