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Description: Dr. Edward Birge, March, and Professor Chancey Juday with the first mud thermometer on the ice.

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: 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...

Photograph

Model Gun

Date: 1862-02 

Description: Tintype of a model gun intended to accompany a patent application. The five-barreled gun, invented by William Bradford, is mounted on wheels.

Historical Object

Limnology Apparatus

Date: 1890 ca.

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

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.

Date: 1948-04-09 

Description: Police Officer Lester Shore, holding a "River Shiner" fishing lure, for which he holds a patent. It is a casting plug that has a metal lip and shaft and im...

Date: 1927-07-19 

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

Photograph

Lillian Scholes

Date: 1872 

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

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Side view of a man using a McCormick wire binder pulled by three horses to work in a field.

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: 1928 ca.

Description: Advertisement celebrating 100 years of International Harvester history. Features inset drawings of McCormick's first reaper in 1831 and "Harvester's first...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A piece of fabric (approximately 1" x 1") from the 1903 Wright Flyer. It is attached to a certificate and includes a photograph.

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...

Photograph

Woman Catching Bees

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Description: A woman demonstrates the use of a homemade bee catcher on a tree in her yard.

Date: 1944-11-12 

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

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.

Date: 1953-10-08 

Description: Display of Research Products Corporation Filter Fry frying pan covers in a grocery cart.

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...

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