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Wayne Day, standing, with Red Curtis who inspected, and approved, the restoration of the Model T Ford.


The Museum's 1918 Ford Model T, Open Touring Car, was donated by "Red" Curtis and refurbished by Wayne day and Shawn Losey. The Museum proudly uses and displays this nicely restored vintage Model T Ford in memory of Milford M. “Red” Curtis (1925--2015). The body, paint,seats and top are largely original. The engine was replaced with a 1919 and all mechanical parts have been inspected and this vintage Model T drives nicely.

RED CURTIS REMEMBERED .... by Chuck Goolden.

"Red" was a member and generous supporter of our Museum since he joined in 2006. Every time I look at our Model T Ford I think of Red's gift as well as Wayne Day having the ability to put it all back together and make it run. Chuck's thoughts echo the sentiments of the St. Lawrence and Power Equipment Museum members.

His working career began in Canton where he first operated a used car sales and salvage yard. Later he located his auto dealership on the Canton-Potsdam Road, finally moving to Potsdam where he operated Courtesy Chrysler-Plymouth and the Curtis Motors Olds-Buick dealership until he retired.

Red was renowned for his love of antique automobiles. He was a Master Judge in the Antique Automobile Club of America, a member of the St. Lawrence-Adirondack Region AACA, Potsdam BPOE Elks Lodge, the Seaway Valley Cruisers, Potsdam Rotary Club, a former member of the Potsdam Lions Club, the Canton Fire Department, and Masonic lodge. He enjoyed hunting and was a long time member of the Stillwater Club.