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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

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...

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: 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...

Date: 1896 

Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for Aultman, Miller and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a chromolithograph of a woman sit...

Date: 1945-09-29 

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

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dr. Edward Ashael Birge reading a sun machine inside a car. In 1875 Dr. Birge first came to teach natural history at the University of Wisconsin, and remai...

Date: 1912 ca.

Description: Dr. A. Rudolph Silverston's vacu-aerial flying machine, as seen from the rear.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

Date: 1927 ca.

Description: Front view of "Speck's cotton picker," taken for International Harvester's Engineering Department.

Photograph

Thomas A. Edison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of a young Thomas Alva Edison.

Date: 1944-11-12 

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

Photograph

John Muir Clock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Detail of clock design by John Muir.

Photograph

Lillian Scholes

Date: 1872 

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

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: 1933 

Description: Map created by International Harvester entitled "The United States as it appeared in 1831 when Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the Reaper." The map pinpoint...

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...

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Historical Object

Limnology Apparatus

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Apparatus for limnological research conducted at Trout Lake, Wisconsin and elsewhere.

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