2011 Waltham on Wheels (Vehicles built in Waltham)

The 3rd annual Waltham on Wheels will be on July 9th at the Waltham Museum. As this year is the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Metz Airplane Meet at the Gore Estate, there will be a slide show at 2 PM titled
“When the Flying Machines Came to Waltham”. Vehicle owners attending this years event with your vehicle please call the museum by July 5th at (781) 893-9020 and provide the model and year so we may plan for the placement of the vehicles. . http://www.walthammuseum.com

Waltham on Wheels July 10th 25 Lexington St. Waltham, MA

Rain or shine the Metz gathering will happen at the Waltham Museum. If you have an interest in these automobile it is well worth the trip with or without your car. At 2PM, Al Arena will present a slide show and history lecture on the Metz,Orient and Waltham Automobiles. Several owners are planning to return again this year and depending on the weather display their cars.

Additional NEWS:
George Albright Metz Room at the Waltham Museum

When the new elevator instalation is completed, we hope to occupy part of the garage for our 8 Metz and Orient cars. The Metz Room when completed is sponsored by George Albright of Fla. who donated a 1905 Waltham Orient Deluxe automobile.
This is the only Waltham Deluxe automobile known to exist. When this room is completed and the automobiles installed we plan to hold a very special event because their will then be the worlds only Metz Auto Museum in the city where they began. Our our goal is winter of 2010. This will be an International attraction for Metz owners and historians around the world.

1912 Metz Model 22 Roadster up for auction

“After much deliberation and upon the advice of professionals, we have decided to turn the sale of the Sichel Trust collection over to RM Auctions. The car collection as well as memorabilia will be auctioned in Hershey, Pa., in October 2010. At that time, bids may be taken in person, by telephone, or over the Internet, and we will advise you of the process as the time grows nearer.”

2nd Annual Metz/Waltham/Orient Gathering July 10th.

The 2nd annual Metz Auto and transportation gathering will take place at the Waltham Museum on Saturday July 10th from 9AM-3PM. All owners of Metz/Waltham/Orient transportation vehicles are welcome to join us to display their vehicles. Please call the museum at 781-893-9020 to reserve your space. Please provide your name, telephone number,year and model of the vehicle you plan to display by July 5th.

Look back in our web site archives to see the photos and video of last years event.

Join the Metz Vehicle Discussion Group

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Our moderated discussion group is the place to discuss the history and restoration of these vehicles.

Video from the Waltham Transportation Lecture March 2009

Metz Leaves American Motor Company

Metz Leaves American Motor Company
Motorcycle Illustrated
January 15, 1909
Page #8

C.H. Metz for three years mechanical head off the American Motor
Brockton, Mass., announces his retirement from that firm. He
has purchased the Waltham Manufacturing Company’s plant, at
Mass. This concern makes the Orient automobile, and by his new
acquirement Mr Metz becomes the largest individual operator of an
automobile plant in
America, the capacity of the Orient factory being
5,000 cars a season.


Since 1882 Mr. Metz has had experience along the
inventing, manufacturing and selling end of bicycles, motorcycles

and automobiles. He is a man of undeniable inventive talent, as well as a
practical man. He started in 1882 as an enthusiastic rider of the
high wheel bicycle. In 1885 he was the champion racing man in central
New York State, his home being in Utica.


In 1886 he commenced to manufacture bicycle attachments.

In 1891 he led the crusade for lighter bicycle construction; in 1893

he organized the Waltham Manufacturing Company, makers of the

Orient bicycle, which concern he has just bought. And he increased

their output in three years up to 4,500 machines per annum, while in

1897 the total number of machines manufactured was 15,000.


In 1898, the concern started to manufacture automobiles, and also,

for the first time, produced a motorcycle. In 1902 they built Metz motorcycle,

and on this Mr. Metz made a mile record straightaway of 1.10 2-5, which

was an extraordinary record for those days. In 1905 Mr. Metz affiliated

himself with the American Motor Company, and the next year, marketed

 the Marsh-Metz motorcycles. Surely this is a fine record, and no doubt Mr.

Metz will still further enhance it in his now enterprise.

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Marsh – Metz the Brockton Massachusetts Connection


Marsh Metz Pin

Marsh Metz Pin

Ken Myers Collection
1907 Marsh Metz. Ken Myers Collection
Ken Myers Collection

1912 Marsh Metz. Ken Myers Collection

Ken Myers Collection

1912 Marsh Metz. Ken Myers Collection

M M Battery 4
M M Battery 4


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