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1. Wooden Water Pipe Wooden Water Pipe Water; Pipes; Water supply; Water system; Plumbing; Chicago, Illinois; This water pipe is two sections of hollowed-out wooden logs connected by a smaller wooden tube that bisects the center of each log. The dimensions of the two large wooden logs are ten inches in diameter....

2. Flat Bottom Drain Tile Flat Bottom Drain Tile McLean County, Illinois; Tiles; Drainage; This drain tile was made of clay and used for drainage of fields. It has a flat bottom and is 2-4 inches in diameter.

3. Local Indian Traditions Local Indian Traditions Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).

4. Assembly Hall, University of Illinois Assembly Hall, University of Illinois Buildings; Champaign, Illinois The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed...

5. Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents; This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...

6. Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Boeing 40B-2 Air Mail Plane Air transportation; Aircraft; Airplanes; Transportation; Airmail; Biplanes; Engines; Radial engine; Postal service A single-engine biplane. The fuselage is painted green and gray and its wings are red and gray. Wing construction consists of solid spruce wooden poles routed out for lightness, spruce ribs and a plywood...

7. Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus Millikan Oil Drop Apparatus Physics; Nobel Prize; Nobel Laureate; Scientific experiments; Electrons A metal cylinder, approximately thirty-six inches tall and twenty-four inches in diameter with two internal horizontal plates and several openings used for lighting and viewing inside the cylinder.

8. Magdeburg Hemispheres Magdeburg Hemispheres Scientific inventions; Vacuums; Madgeburg, Germany; Scientific experiments; Physics; Scientific demonstrations The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.

9. 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...

10. French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear French Trade Bucket Bale/Ear Fur trade; Bucket bale; French artifacts; Metalwork; Metallurgy; Explorers; Trade item; Kettles The diameter of the rim is 12.2 cm. The height of the bale ears is 5.7 cm. The bucket bale is made of iron. The bale ears are welded to the rim. The lower portion of the bucket would have been made out...

11. Coin from the Sassanian Empire Coin from the Sassanian Empire Coins; Money; Currency; Persia; Iran; Trade; Silver; Kings AR drachm (drachma). The coin is from the King Khusru I (Khosrow I) reign. Obverse side has a crowned bust facing right wearing an "artichoke" crown. The reverse has a fire altar with two attendants. 30...

12. Coin from Venice Coin from Venice Coins; Money; Currency; Venice, Italy; Trade; Silver AR grosso. Antonio Veneri as Doge, 1382-1400 AD. Obverse: Christ enthroned. Reverse: Doge and St. Mark. 21 mm diameter, weak strike.

13. Egyptian Coin, Ptolemaic Kings Egyptian Coin, Ptolemaic Kings Coins; Money; Currency; Egypt; Ancient Egypt; Trade; Silver; Kings AR tetradrachm. Dated regnal year 89 (171-170 BC). Obverse side has the bust of Ptolemy facing right. Reverse side has an eagle on a lightning bolt. The bust of Ptolemy is struck slightly off center. 28...

14. Syrian Coin from the Seleucid Empire Syrian Coin from the Seleucid Empire Coins; Money; Currency; Syria; Trade; Silver; Romans AR tetradrachm. Roman Imperatorial government by Nero as Augustus (AD 54-68). Regnal year 7 and year 109 of the Caesarian Period; 60-61 AD. Obverse side: laureate bust of Nero. Reverse: Eagle facing left...

15. Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861 Jar, typically used during Abraham Lincoln's residence in Springfield, IL 1844-1861 Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Furnishings; Kitchenware; Storage, food; Pottery; Earthenware Pottery jar with round base and slightly flared sides. Has nip in rounded flare lip. Yellowish glaze on outside, but does not cover all the way to bottom. Inside is ridged, lightly glazed. H 6 3/4" Diameter...

16. World's Columbian Exposition Administration Building World's Columbian Exposition Administration Building World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the Administration Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of...

17. World's Columbian Exposition Fisheries Building World's Columbian Exposition Fisheries Building World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the exterior of the Fisheries Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress...

18. World's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel World's Columbian Exposition Ferris Wheel World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Illinois); Exhibition buildings A black and white photograph of the Ferris Wheel at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Source: Arnold, C. D. Collection of Photographs Illustrating the Construction and Progress of the World’s...

19. Aztec stone jaguar vessel Aztec stone jaguar vessel Aztecs; Aztec art; Sculpture Vessel carved of volcanic stone. 87 x 47 x 37 inches (The bowl on the back of the figure measures 24.5 inches in diameter and 10.25 inches in depth.

20. Bric-a-brac (Small-handled cup featuring image of Lincoln Home) Bric-a-brac (Small-handled cup featuring image of Lincoln Home) Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Dinnerware; Memorabilia; Souvenir; Home; Image; Souvenirs Small-handled cup in peach with gilt accents, featuring image of Lincoln Home exterior and large flagpole on corner. Large tree stands in front. Colors applied to scene in a sloppy manner. House is orange;...
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