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Date: 1931 

Description: Display in the window of the Hudson Bay Company department store in Alberta, Canada, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the reaper's invention.

Date: 1916 

Description: Postcard including a photograph of a device used to transport a queen bee. On it is also an advertisement for ordering queen bees.

Photograph

Phosphorus Removal

Date: 1950-02-22 

Description: An example of a pilot plant to remove phosphorus from sewage effluent be engineering professors William L. Lea and Gerard A. Rohlich.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Photograph

Lillian Scholes

Date: 1872 

Description: Lillian Scholes, demonstrating a prototype typewriter invented by her father, Christopher Latham Scholes.

Date: 1945-05-24 

Description: Bennie Berg standing on a lake shore dock next to a Hoover Boat Line boat. Also shows his invention to aid in launching, the Berg's Inc. Boat Roller.

Date: 1930 

Description: Still from the feature length motion picuture "Romance of the Reaper" showing a recreation of the demonstration of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The fi...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rendering of a Thordarson Electical Manufacturing Company product. Chester Thordarson was a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electical apparatus, famo...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a thermometer. Quoting from Muir's autobiography "My Boyhood and Youth" he described the thermometer as "made of an iron rod, about three feet...

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

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: 1876 

Description: A Withington wire binder sits on display inside a building at the Centennial Exposition, the first official World's Fair in the United States.

Photograph

Scientists in Lab

Date: 1955-02-23 

Description: Five scientists wearing lab coats gather around an apparatus in a laboratory.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A diagram of a table saw, designed and drawn by John Muir.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: A man sits behind the wheel of what appears to be an experimental tractor. The location is staged for a photo shoot, with a white cloth hung in front of a...

Photograph

Steel Guitar Ace

Date:  date unknown

Description: Jack Penewell of Madison, originator of the twelve string Hawaiian guitar (or so his business card says), with another musician tentatively identified as T...

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Rendering of a Thordarson Electical Manufacturing Company product. Chester Thordarson was a Chicago inventor and manufacturer of electical apparatus, famo...

Photograph

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: 1909-03 

Description: Carl Bates in his airplane. The bottom half of the card shows the beginning of a race between Bates' invention and an automobile. Bates was from Clear Lake...

Date: 1944-11-12 

Description: Emil Andel of the American Bowling Congress demonstrates an automatic foul detector in a bowling alley.

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