The Fleetwood Metal Body Company corner contains drawings, photos, and tools used in that company. The baby carriage, made for Treasurer Alfred Schlegel's daughter Lillian, is our only Fleetwood Body.
Fleetwood China Plates
This cabinet holds plates and China items distributed by local businesses. Many of these items were handed out by Santa at his annual Thanksgiving Day visits to Strause's Store. The visits, which started in 1917, included arrival by biplane and helicopter.
Fleetwood Coach Replica
Fisher Body Company and General Motors eventually bought the Fleetwood Metal Body Co. The final product of the FMBCo were two hand-made Napolianic style coaches used as Fisher's corporate symbol. This replica was the winner of an annual contest where the high school artists could win full college scholarships.
Fleetwood Cookie Cutters
Fooses' cookie cutters are a Fleetwood icon. This rotating jig contains tools to bend, fold and shape the tin strips. Fooses' store of cutters and cookie making supplies was a baker's heaven.
Fleetwood Farm Wagon
The Schaeffer-Merkel Company, aka the Fleetwood Machinery Company, was an important industrial progression that led to the formation of the Fleetwood Metal Body Company. The company produced this farm wagon as well as excellent threshing machines. We have catalogs and many photos of these.
Fleetwood had many artists. We have a selection of art from artists including Lillian Sehl, her granddaughter Susan Adams, and James Knoll.
Fleetwood Geneva Tractor Poster
Schlegel Brother's Ford-Lincoln-Fordson (tractors) dealership sold Geneva Tractor Company Adapto-Tractor for Model T conversions. This is a rare felt poster.
Fleetwood Milk Bottle Collection
Fleetwood had many local dairies. Our milk bottle collections include many bottles from Fleetwood (Homan's) Dairy and Wellington (Strause) Dairy.
Fleetwood Rauch Rexall Booth
This is a booth from Rauch's Rexall drug store. Many Fleetwood residents will remember stopping there for a sundae (with a tiny pretzel) or a cherry Coke. We have menus from here and from the refreshment counter at The Hotel Fleetwood.