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Drawing

Fancake Draught

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A John Muir sketch of a fancake draught of sawframe with crankshaft in position. Scale two inches per foot. Depth of frame 5 1/2 inches. Speed of cranks...

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Drawing

Graph Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a graph-making invention.

Date: 1834 

Description: Press release image compiled by the International Harvester Company. The image includes "excerpts of the patent grant from the U.S. Patent Office to Cyrus...

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: 1930 ca.

Description: Film crew setting up a scene in which actors playing the parts of Cyrus McCormick and his slave Jo Anderson operate a replica of McCormick's reaper of 183...

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...

Date: 1926 ca.

Description: Dr. Stephen Babcock with an electric centrifuge butterfat tester.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of pulleys on crankshafts.

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

Drawing

Rhumkorff Coils

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: 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: 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...

Photograph

Golf Club and Tees

Date: 1947-04-28 

Description: Several patented golf tees designed to slip over the handle of a golf club. Shown are two different types of two-pronged tees, a three-pronged tee, a singl...

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...

Date: 1946-07-02 

Description: Experimental model steam car, taken from left side, for the Keen Manufacturing Company, located at 2661 East Washington Avenue.

Photograph

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: 1909-03 

Description: Carl Bates in his airplane. The bottom half of the card shows the beginning of a race between Bates' invention and an automobile. Bates was from Clear Lake...

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...

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