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1. Foucault's Pendulum Foucault's Pendulum Pendulum; Mechanical tools; Equipment; Astronomy; Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; The Foucault Pendulum hangs suspended via a sixty-four foot, six inch length of thin cable, has a sixteen-inch diameter brass sphere, filled with lead shot and weighs 650 pounds. Situated underneath the...

2. Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Museum of Science and Industry Cornerstone Cornerstones; Time capsules; Scientific experiments; Viruses; Bacteria; Chemistry; Physics; Duplicates of physically of biologically "alive" experiments in tubes laid in the Museum of Science and Industry's Cornerstone in 1952. Specifically, these tubes contain: slow crystallization, lotus seeds,...

3. Spirit of America Racecar Spirit of America Racecar Racecars; Jet-powered racecars; Racing cars; Automobiles; World records; Speed records; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Land transportation A jet-powered racecar. It has an elongated aerodynamic fuselage, which is supported by one large wheel in the front and two in back. The internal structure consists of welded tubular white metal welded...

4. Royal Page Davidson Armored Car Royal Page Davidson Armored Car Automobiles; Steam automobiles; Military automobiles; Military cars; Peoria, Illinois; Northwestern Military Academy; Transportation; Land transportation; Patents The Royal Page Davidson Armored car weighs 1,100 pounds. Its steam boiler is in the front and is connected to a six horsepower Duryea three-cylinder steam engine. On the vehicle's front frame is mounted...

5. A message to our tenants from the government; Help stop fuel waste A message to our tenants from the government; Help stop fuel waste Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, all lettered, 14 x 20 in., published by the United State Government Printing Office

6. Fuel fights! Save your share Fuel fights! Save your share Energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II Poster, color, all lettered, 14.25 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office

7. Early Moldboard Plow Early Moldboard Plow McLean County, Illinois; Plows; Corn; This early moldboard plow was used to open new land for cornfields in spring.

8. Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog Spoke Puller; Spoke Dog United States; Wheelwrighting; Early American transportation; Blacksmithing; Blacksmiths; Shopmade tools The spoke puller has two iron pieces which are bolted together so that they pivot. One piece is twisted 90 degrees and is curved and sharpened. The other piece has a hook fashioned at one end.
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