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Historical Essay

Oscar Mayer Wiener Banjo-Ukulele

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Banjo-ukulele used by jingle composer Richard Trentlage in the first recording of the Oscar Mayer Wiener Song, 1962. (Museum object #2009.59.1)
Historical Essay

Mayville Iron Parlor Stove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Gothic revival parlor stove made of iron ore from Mayville, Wisconsin, 1846. (Museum object #1999.141.1)
Historical Essay

Red Dot Potato Chip Can

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Container for potato chips made by Red Dot Foods, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1950. (Museum object #2002.384.1A-B)
Historical Essay

Wonder Spot "Book" Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Wonder Spot "Book" sign that greeted thousands of visitors to the beloved Wonder Spot attraction in the Wisconsin Dells area, c. 1990. (Museum Object #2007
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Allis-Chalmers Governor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Governor for hydraulic turbine engine, made by the Allis-Chalmers Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1905. (Museum object #2008.64.1)
Historical Essay

Early Electric Dishwasher

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Early household dishwasher manufactured by Hydro-Electric Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1930. (Museum object #1997.35.1A-D)
Historical Essay

Pauline Pottery Covered Jar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Hand-painted earthenware jar manufactured by the Pauline Pottery, Edgerton, Wisconsin, 1888-1892. (Museum object # 1964.95.1,A)
Historical Essay

Asbestos Baby Bottle Warmer

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Automobile baby bottle warmer lined with asbestos, made by the Hankscraft Company, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, c. 1955. (Museum object #1979.316.21)
Historical Essay

1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)
Historical Essay

Shot Tower Lead-Melting Bowl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Lead-melting bowl used at the Wisconsin Shot Company Shot Tower, Helena, Wisconsin, c. 1833. (Museum object #1992.12)
Historical Essay

Lumber Company Scrip

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Lumber company scrip issued by Knapp, Stout & Co., Barron County, Wisconsin, between about 1878-1890. (Museum object #N4001)
Historical Essay

Governor Doyle's 'Festivus' Pole

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Festivus pole made of extruded aluminum alloy, manufacturer The Wagner Companies, Milwaukee, WI, used by Gov. Jim Doyle, 2005.(Museum object 2007.84.1A-C)
Historical Essay

Ristaucrat Jukebox

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Table-top Ristaucrat S-45 Selective Jukebox, produced by Ristaucrat, Inc., Appleton, Wisconsin, 1951. (Museum object #1974.7.2)
Historical Essay

Workman's Time Recorder

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Time clock used by workers at the Appleton Woolen Mills, Appleton, Wisconsin, c. 1894 - c. 1915. (Museum object #1964.58.1,A)
Historical Essay

'Rosie the Riveter' Coveralls

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Women's coveralls worn by Teresa Kuykendall while working in a factory in Beloit, Wisconsin during World War II. (Museum object #2007.92.1)
Historical Essay

OshKosh B'Gosh Sewing Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Industrial sewing machine used to make one of Wisconsin's signature products for over 40 years, 1950s-1997. (Museum object #1997.54.1A-D)
Historical Essay

3100 Gallon 'Bright Beer' Tank

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
"Bright beer" storage tank by Dunck Tank Works, Milwaukee, c 1910. Used by Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, c 1915-1995.(Museum object #2007.83.2)
Historical Essay

Bemis Riddell Chaise Lounge

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Bemis Riddell chaise lounge custom made for the company owner, Albert Bemis, c. 1925 (reupholstered, c. 1940). (Museum Object #1984.319.1A-B)
Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)
Historical Essay

World Famous Duncan Butterfly Yo-Yo

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Duncan Butterfly yo-yo manufactured by the Flambeau Corporation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 1988-1995. (Museum object #2001.83.13)

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