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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: 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...

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: 1929 

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: 1931 

Description: Front side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the...

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: 1931 

Description: Back side of a coin made for International Harvester to celebrate the "Reaper Centennial." The event commemorated the one hundred year anniversary of the t...

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: 1945-03-15 

Description: Hulda Gieschen and Dr. Warren E. Gilson, who specializes in electro-physiology and medical electronics at the University of Wisconsin, are looking at a Gil...

Date: 1899 ca.

Description: A group of five men stand and sit around a McCormick grain binder.

Date: 1862-02-13 

Description: Letter describing gun invention and Bradford's intentions for improvements.

Date: 1913-02-17 

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

Photograph

John Muir Clock

Date:  date unknown

Description: Detail of clock design by John Muir.

Photograph

Obed Hussey

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Portrait of inventor Obed Hussey (1782?-1860) as it appeared in W.T. Hutchinson's biography of Cyrus Hall McCormick. He is wearing an eye patch over his le...

Photograph

Thomas A. Edison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of a young Thomas Alva Edison

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...

Date: 1880 

Description: Engraved portrait of J. Wesley Carhart of Racine, Methodist minister, physician, and inventor of a steam-powered automobile in 1871. Although impractical,...

Date: 1897 

Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.

Drawing

Barometer

Date: 1863 ca.

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

Drawing

John Muir Clock

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Muir's illustration of a means to record time by use of a star. He titled the drawing "The star hand rising and setting with the sun all the year".

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