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Date: 1931 

Description: Front side of International Harvester's reaper centennial medallion (or coin), featuring an image of Cyrus Hall McCormick, the words "Inventor of the Reape...

Date: 1931 

Description: Reverse side of the International Harvester reaper centennial medallion (or coin) showing the reaper in use, and the words "Centennial of the Reaper, 1891-...

Date: 1913-02-17 

Description: Portrait of Thomas Alva Edison in his lab where he worked on his "talking moving machine."

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: Placard for display with replicas of Cyrus McCormick's reaper of 1831. The replicas were produced by the International Harvester Company for the "reaper ce...

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.

Learn about the story of malted milk, a Wisconsin invention.

Drawing

Barometer

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Watercolor illustration of a barometer designed by John Muir in his boyhood.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Cigar box label with portraits of inventors Thomas Edison, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton, Cyrus McCormick, Richard March Hoe. Around the edges are illustratio...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Run down building with a stone chimney in a rural landscape. The photo is identifed as "Steele's Tavern." Cyrus McCormick successfully demonstrated his rea...

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: 1945-09-29 

Description: Toddler seated at child's training desk with lid closed.

Date: 1946-04-02 

Description: Mr. Mullarkey (probably Leo R. Mullarkey) standing beside Glider Home Laundry and Dry Cleaning Agitator, Washer and steam garment press with Vel Colgate so...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of an invention by John Muir.

Photograph

Aqua Form

Date:  date unknown

Description: Faye Geise, wearing a bikini, is sitting on a lawn and posing with Aqua Form, a local invention.

Photograph

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: 1909-03 

Description: The airplane invented by Carl S. Bates on the beach at Daytona Beach, Florida. Coverage of this event by a local newspaper noted that the advantages of Bat...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of mechanical parts for an invention.

Date: 1932 

Description: Diorama(?) depicting the test of the first mechanical reaper by Cyrus McCormick at Steele's Tavern, Virginia in 1831. The display was likely part of Intern...

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Description: Drawing of John Muir's invention, the student desk clock, scale 3 inches per foot. The clock lighted his lamp and fire and opened the right book for him to...

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