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Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Arthur Pratt Warner of Beloit, Wisconsin, about 1950, with a model of his first speedometer. Even today, most automobiles are equipped with sp...

Date: 1879-10-18 

Description: Depiction of Edison's Electric Generator in the weekly journal of practical information, art, science, chemistry and manufactures. It is an electrical gene...

Photograph

Iowa's First Flyer

Date: 1906 

Description: The monoplane glider built and flown by Carl S. Bates of Clear Lake, Iowa. During the previous year Bates had built a bi-plane glider.

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View from rocky shoreline of the launching of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) onto Lake Monona. The boat launch is on the left. "11248" is painted on the...

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...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: View across water towards the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) on Lake Monona, close to a pier on the left where a man is standing and watching. Buildings on...

Drawing

Barometer Gauge

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A gauge part of a barometer.

Photograph

Lillian Sholes

Date: 1872 

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

Date: 1944-11-12 

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

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...

Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.

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: 1955 

Description: View from pier towards two men sitting in the front seat of the "Monona-Mobile," a pontoon boat powered by an automobile. The knee of a man is in the right...

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: A group of men are standing on the pontoons of the "Monona-Mobile" (pontoon car) which is near a pier on the left. The Wisconsin State Capitol is in the fa...

Drawing

A Muir Clock

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a clock design by John Muir.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Warner "Auto-Meter," Model K-2, made by the Warner Instrument Company of Beloit, Wisconsin, c. 1906-1910. (Museum object #1989.81.1)

Date: 1955 

Description: View across water of three men relaxing on the pontoons of the "Monona-Mobile." Two men are sitting in the front seat of the car. John "Commodore" Heggesta...

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...

Photograph

Carhart Automobile

Date: 1873 

Description: Automobile made by J. Wesley Carhart, Methodist minister of Racine, later of Oshkosh, Maryland and Texas. The vehicle was dismantled and the engine used to...

Drawing

John Muir Clock

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Watercolor illustration of a clock.

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