Elwood Haynes Museum Marque

About The Elwood Haynes Museum

Elwood Haynes was born of English ancestry in Portland, Indiana on October 14, 1857. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1881, where he discovered tungston chrome steel. In 1884, he attended Johns Hopkins University for post graduate studies. He was the "Father of the Natural Gas Industry" in Indiana. In 1888, he invented the vapor thermostat. In 1890, he moved to Greentown, Indiana as the Superintendent of the Indiana Natural Gas Company. Haynes conceived the idea of a "Horseless Carriage" while in Portland in 1891. He moved to Kokomo, completed the plans and hired Elmer and Edgar Apperson to build the first automobile in 1893. After having discovered an alloy made of pure chromium and pure nickel, he began commercially producing automobiles under the Haynes Apperson logo in 1898. Haynes also discovered an alloy to make a durable spark plug electrode in 1899. It is from these alloys that Haynes Stellite Company was formed. *Image is not necessarily one of the museum.

Opening Times

Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday : 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Special morning and evening tours may be scheduled by appointment.

Contacting the Museum

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Use the website address or contact numbers below. Thank you.

1915 S. Webster, Kokomo, IN 46902,

(765) 456-7500

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