Nethercutt Collection

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Nethercutt Collection
Nethercutt Collection is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Nethercutt Collection
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Established1972 (1972)
LocationSylmar, California, USA
Coordinates34°18′24″N 118°27′49″W / 34.30667°N 118.46361°W / 34.30667; -118.46361Coordinates: 34°18′24″N 118°27′49″W / 34.30667°N 118.46361°W / 34.30667; -118.46361
Key holdings1912 De Dion Roadster,
1930 Cord L-29 Town Car,
1930 Du Pont Town Car,
Irene Dunne's 1931 Packard,
1933 Duesenberg Model SJ
CollectionsAutomobiles and mechanical musical instruments
Collection size250+ automobiles
(about 50 on display at a time)
FounderJ. B. Nethercutt

The Nethercutt Collection is a multi-storied museum located in Sylmar, California, USA. Its centerpiece is its automobile collection, which has led Autoweek to call the Nethercutt Collection one of America's five greatest automobile museums.[1]

The museum also houses collections of mechanical musical instruments, including orchestrions, player pianos and music boxes, and antique furniture.[2] There are also two older-model railroad cars.[2]

The collection is located at 15200 Bledsoe Street in the Los Angeles suburb of Sylmar. Outside the building, the CPR steam locomotive Royal Hudson Nr. 2839 is presented together with a 1912 Pullman Private Car.


The Nethercutt Collection was founded in 1972 by J. B. Nethercutt (1913–2004), who was the co-founder of Merle Norman Cosmetics.[3]


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  1. ^ "America's greatest automobile museums" Autoweek, February 22, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  2. ^ a b The Nethercutt Collection website. Retrieved April 2, 2015
  3. ^ Bennett, Peter. "Beauty on Wheels: Merle Norman Collection Contains Classic Cars and Unusual Musical Instruments", Los Angeles Times, January 17, 1992. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
    - Hopkins, Susanne (April 30, 1997). "Cosmetics King's Secret Stash Showcases Music, Motorcars & More". Daily News. Los Angeles. Retrieved April 16, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
    - Nauman, Matt (August 10, 2001). "Museum pays tribute to a man and the cars he has loved". Knight Ridder. Tribune News Service. Retrieved April 16, 2015 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
    - Thurber, Jon and John O'Dell. "J.B. Nethercutt, 91; Co-founder of Merle Norman, Car Collector, Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2004. Retrieved April 2, 2015.

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