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Historical Essay

Brooks Stevens Railroad Car Seat

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Reclining seat designed by Brooks Stevens for one of the Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha luxury railroad cars, 1948 (Museum object #1991.92)
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

Madison Style Ice Boat Model

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Madison Style ice boat model built by the Bernard family, c. 1917, rebuilt 1977. (Museum object #1983.292)
Historical Essay

Stage Coach Sleigh Bells

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Sleigh bells used for stage runs and recreational trips in Sauk County, Wisconsin during the 1870s. (Museum object #1967.341.1)
Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)
Historical Essay

Harley-Davidson Knucklehead

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
1941 Model FL motorcycle manufactured by the Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941. (Museum object #2003.19.1)
Historical Essay

Elto Cub Outboard Motor

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Elto Cub outboard motor made by the Evinrude Motors Division of Outboard Marine and Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI, 1939. (Museum object #1997.35.3)
Historical Essay

Victorian Baby Carriage

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Baby carriage used by the McFetridge family of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, c. 1871. (Museum object #1963.135.225)
Historical Essay

Oldest Wisconsin License Plate

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story
Oldest known surviving license plate in Wisconsin, issued to a Mount Horeb man, 1905. (Museum object #1966.493.1)
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)

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