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Photograph

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: 1906 

Description: The monoplane glider built and flown by Carl S. Bates of Clear Lake, Iowa. During the previous year Bates had built a bi-plane glider.

Date: 1909 

Description: Wilbur Wright, in the bowler hat, preparing the Flyer for the conclusion of the test required to win a U.S. Army contract. The 1908 demonstration had been...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View from rocky shoreline of the launching of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) onto Lake Monona. The boat launch is on the left. "11248" is painted on the...

Poster

Lawson Poster

Date: 1979 

Description: Color poster printed to honor the 60th anniversary of Alfred Lawson's flight from Milwaukee to Washington, D.C. The poster includes a portrait of Lawson a...

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Exterior view of the blacksmith shop at Walnut Grove farm where Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884) invented and built his first reaper in 1831.

Date: 1938-05-13 

Description: International PD-80 Marine power unit developed by the company's Nashville branch.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View across water towards the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) on Lake Monona, close to a pier on the left where a man is standing and watching. Buildings on...

Photograph

Berg Boat Wheels

Date: 1948-02-11 

Description: A Thompson boat with detachable Berg boat wheels on the stern and an Evinrude outboard motor. Taken for the Kulzick Advertizing Agency. A man is standing i...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Sketch of John Muir's clock design.The built clock was a combination of scythes, wheels and arrows. A rough bough of burr oak was set upon a base incrusted...

Date: 1947-01-27 

Description: Dr. John H. Gieselman, osteopathic physician, shown at a microscope. Dr. Gieselman often designed his own diagnostic equipment. He invented a new mechani...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: A group of men are standing on the pontoons of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) which is near a pier on the left. The Wisconsin State Capitol is in the fa...

Date: 1849 

Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.

Date: 1947-03-13 

Description: Sheldon Wengel or Howard La Court at workbench creating a photographer's remote flash. A man is standing in the corner with his arms raised, perhaps holdin...

Date: 1947-03-13 

Description: June D. (Mrs. Sheldon) Wengel serving as a model for a remote flash tripped via a photo-electric cell invented in Madison by Sheldon Wengel and Howard La C...

Photograph

Distillation Device

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: A man sets up a cone-shaped instrument designed to distill fresh water from salt water as he leans out of small motor boat on the water.

Date: 1896 ca.

Description: 40 H.P. experimental tractor. Original caption reads, "40 H.P., Built in 1896."

Date: 1927-05-14 

Description: Farmer and mechanic F.L. Zybach, 32, standing beside his invention -- a Fordson tractor with a front-mounted plow equipped for "driverless operation." Orig...

Photograph

John F. Appleby

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of inventor John F. Appleby. The Wisconsin inventor is credited with inventing a knotting mechanism that made twine grain binders possible in the...

Photograph

Carhart Automobile

Date: 1873 

Description: Automobile made by J. Wesley Carhart, Methodist minister of Racine, later of Oshkosh, Maryland and Texas. The vehicle was dismantled and the engine used to...

Date: 1947-03-13 

Description: Sheldon Wengel and Howard La Court demonstrating a photographer's remote flash with a woman model.

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