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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...

Photograph

S.S. Morton Tractor

Date: 1899 

Description: Three-quarter left side view of a tractor built by S.S. Morton. The photograph is labeled, "The Predecessor of the International Line."

Date: 1902-10-10 

Description: Wilbur Wright gliding down the steep slope of Big Kill Devil Hill at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Much of the Wright Brothers' success derived from the fact...

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.

Date: 1927-07-19 

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

Photograph

Tractor Prototype

Date: 1933 

Description: Three-quarter right side rear view of a tractor prototype. On the right front front side of the tractor is a sign that reads: "M'f'd by The Ohio Mfg. Co.,...

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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...

Date: 1849 

Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.

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: 1929 ca.

Description: A production still for the Fox Hearst film "Romance of the Reaper". The film was produced by International Harvester to celebrate the Reaper Centennial. Ca...

Historical Essay

First Practical Typewriter

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sholes & Glidden typewriter developed by Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and marketed c. 1874. (Museum object #1964.31)

Date: 1951-12-16 

Description: At left, Lynn Hazelbaker is shown demonstrating the winning entry of the Madison Youth Council's rat bait box building contest built by Edward Ripp, age 14...

Date: 1933 

Description: Female model posing with a rake next to a reproduction of Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper at International Harvester's "Century of Progress" Worlds Fai...

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".

Photograph

Thomas Alva Edison

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Thomas A. Edison.

Photograph

Tractor Prototype

Date: 1933 

Description: Three-quarter left front side view of a tractor prototype by the Ohio Manufacturing Company.

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

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A watercolor illustration of a combined thermometer, hygrometer, barometer, and pyrometer.

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: 1929 

Description: Scene from the film "Romance of the Reaper" showing the building of the first practical reaper on the McCormick farm in Virginia. Actors playing the parts...

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