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Historical Essay

Dairyland Rat Poison

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Dairyland Rat Poison container made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. of Milwaukee, 1955-1965. (Museum object #1999.143.34)
Historical Essay

Vitamin-Finding Feces Bucket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Sheetmetal bucket with wooden handle. Collected cow manure for University of Wisconsin, Madison, nutrition experiments, 1907-1911.(Museum object #1992.103)
Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)
Historical Essay

Stereo Realist 3-D Camera

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Stereo Realist f3.5 camera made by the David White Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1951. (Museum object #1980.337)
Historical Essay

Babcock's Revolutionary Dairy Invention

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Babcock butterfat tester set used in Adams County, Wisconsin, c. 1895. (Museum Object #1948.589; donated to WHS by Elsie Schieber Patrick)
Historical Essay

Warner's 'Newfangled' Speedometer

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)
Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)
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)
Historical Essay

Burt's Solar Compass

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Solar Compass used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during the 1840s and 1850s. (Museum object #1962.60.2,A)
Historical Essay

X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Simplex fluoroscope machine by X-Ray Shoe Fitter, Inc., Milwaukee. Most likely used in a Sturgeon Bay shoe store, c 1945-1955. (Museum object #1992.109)
Historical Essay

Portable Teletype Machine for the Deaf

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)
Historical Essay

Early Kelvinator Home Microwave

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Kelvinator Microwave “Radarange” thought to be the first home microwave oven used in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1956. (Museum object #1985.30)
Historical Essay

Flu Quarantine Sign

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Influenza quarantine placard, c. 1910-1924, from the period of the "Spanish flu" epidemic. (Museum object #1978.404.50)
Historical Essay

Pioneering Carbon Fiber Trek Bicycle

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Model 2500 bonded carbon/aluminum racing bicycle, made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, Waterloo, Wisconsin in 1988. (Museum object # 2005.135.1)
Historical Essay

'Deke' Slayton Space Souvenir

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Patch that accompanied "Deke" Slayton on Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, July 15-24, 1975. (Museum object #1982.432.1)
Historical Essay

'Blitz Fog' Pesticide Cocktail

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
"Blitz Fog" pesticide package, manufactured for Northern Industries, Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1965-1967. (Museum object # 1999.143.22)
Historical Essay

Schlitz 'Sunshine Vitamin D Beer Can'

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

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