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Date: 1909 before
Description: An unidentified man demonstrates his unsuccessful bird-like mechanism, which was part of an experiment in aviation.
Description: Richard Brachman, an engineer, demonstrates his solution for the problem of mowing the grass on a steep slope near his home. He removed the handles of his...
Description: Front cover of catalog featuring a framed portrait of Cyrus H. McCormick surrounded by foliage. A putto is pulling away a drape from the portrait with one...
Date: date unknown
Description: Portrait of Orville Wright inscribed to aviation publicist and historian Harry Bruno, whose collection of papers and photographs is housed at the Wisconsin...
Description: Actors portraying I.M. Singer and his friend George Zieber with the first sewing machine.
Date: 1900 ca.
Description: Portrait of John F. Steward, head of International Harvester's Patent Department. Steward had previously worked for the Deering Harvester Company.
Description: A man, possibly inventor Leo Kay, holds a slipover bowling shoe, which attaches to a regular street shoe.
Date: 1883 ca.
Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...
Date: 1909 ca.
Description: Five men pose with the first successful four-wheel drive vehicle, which was made in Clintonville in 1909. The inventor, Otto Zachow, is the man seated at t...
Description: Actors portray I.M. Singer and George Zieber examining an early sewing machine.
Date: 1912 ca.
Description: Unidentified man (inventor?) seated at and showing a foot-powered (?) milking machine. He is outdoors near a stone building.
Description: Carved wooden combination alarm clock & study desk made by John Muir about 1862, while a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, on display in the...
Description: Catalog featuring calendar pages. February features Lewis Miller, the father of the mowing machine, with text and a portrait. March has an illustration of...
Description: Wilbur Wright (standing, second from the right) with Edward C. Huffaker, Octave Chanute, and George Spratt in the workshed. Chanute was a special visitor f...
Date: 1946 ca.
Description: Colonel Robert S. Allen, a well-known journalist before World War II, lost his arm while on active duty in Europe. He is seated here with Dr Anton Dvorak,...
Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...
Description: Portrait of Christopher Latham Sholes posing at a typewriter.
Description: The front page of the last will and testament of Isaac Merritt Singer, founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.
The Remarkable History of the Telephone
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