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Experimental Tractor

Date: 1896
Description: 40 H.P. experimental tractor. Original caption reads, "40 H.P., Built in 1896."
Book or Pamphlet

Aultman, Miller and Company Advertising Catalog

Date: 1896
Description: Front cover of an advertising catalog for Aultman, Miller and Company, manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Features a chromolithograph of a woman sit...
Poster

McCormick's Patent Virginia Reaper

Date: 1849
Description: Advertising handbill for Cyrus Hall McCormick's patent Virginia Reaper. Printed for C.H. McCormick & Co. by James J. Langdon, Chicago, Illinois.
Manuscript

McCormick's 1834 Reaper Patent

Date: 1897
Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.
Photograph

Men Posing with McCormick Binder

Date: 1899
Description: A group of five men stand and sit around a McCormick grain binder.
Document

Columbian Exposition Diploma of Honorable Mention

Date: December 24 1894
Description: Diploma of honorable mention presented to Stephen M. Babcock by the Board of Lady Managers of the Columbian Exposition. The document honors Babcock's inven...
Photograph

Withington Wire Binder

Date: 1876
Description: A Withington wire binder sits on display inside a building at the Centennial Exposition, the first official World's Fair in the United States.
Manuscript

McCormick's 1834 Reaper Patent

Date: 1897
Description: Official copy of Cyrus McCormick's 1834 reaper patent. This copy was made by the Patent Office at the request of the McCormick family.
Print

McCormick Catalog Cover

Date: 1895
Description: Color lithograph cover illustration for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows a portrait of Cyrus Hall McCormick over an illustration of...
Photograph

S.S. Morton Tractor

Date: 1899
Description: Three-quarter left side view of a tractor built by S.S. Morton. The photograph is labeled, "The Predecessor of the International Line."
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)

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