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1. 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...

2. John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook John Luneen Souvenir Scrapbook Postcards; Scrapbooks; Columbian Exposition; World's Fair; Ferris wheels; Souvenirs; The John Luneen journal and souvenir scrapbook has forty-four pages. The front and back covers are covered with marbleized paper. The journal is filled with postcards, maps, and commercial fliers from...

3. Wheel, Spinning Wheel, Spinning Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers; Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...

4. 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...

5. Cyclists' Ten Commandments & ID Card Cyclists' Ten Commandments & ID Card McLean County, Illinois; Entertainment; Clubs; Cycling; The ID card and Ten Commandments contain personal information about Lyman R. Tay. Interpretation Text includes: Copyright 1897 "THE CYCLIST'S TEN COMMANDMENTS" Thus spoke the wheel: I am thy friend in...

6. Buggy rims Buggy rims United States; Wagon shops; Early American trades; Wheelwrighting; Horsedrawn transportation These are three half buggy rims attached to a slat for transportation and storage. They are tacked to the slat across the ends and are chamfered except where eight evenly spaced holes are drilled. The...

7. Bernardi Automobile Bernardi Automobile Automobiles; Cars; Transportation; Land transportation; Engines; Verona, Italy The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle....

8. Water Vapor Turbine Water Vapor Turbine Water; Turbines; Water vapor; Evaporation; A Century of Progress; World's Fair; Hydraulic turbines; Energy production; Power production This water vapor turbine has two sets of horizontal spiral glass tubes connected by three straight vertical tubes and two glass globes. The small turbine is located in the top globe.

9. Schacht Model K Runabout Schacht Model K Runabout Automobiles; Cars; Land transportation; Transportation; Cincinnati, Ohio The Schacht Model K Runabout is a two-passenger automobile with a carriage body. The engine is in the rear of the vehicle. A hand crank starts engine. The steering wheel is located on the right side. The...

10. Jack wagon Jack wagon Jack wagon; Covered wagons; Distribution & Transportation Accessory; Westward movement; Carved wooden wagon jack. Painted red. Forged base with two pronged feet and a plate on the side with a cogwheel and a twisted-shank handle. Forged bar inside the jack raises and lowers on the cog wheel...

11. Machine, Sewing Machine, Sewing Sewing; Clothing & dress; Sewing machine; Economics; Singer; Technology; Women; Black cast iron Singer brand sewing machine in an oak vaneered case with a lid and two drawers per side. Cast iron bracket legs and treadle. Leather drive belt on the drive wheel at the side.

12. Nash 1934 Nash 1934 Automobiles--United States; Nash--Automobile; Transportation; Cars Photograph, b/w

13. Flint kit Flint kit Flint kit; Whale oil; Whale; Whaling; Lamps; Lighting device; Light; Steel; A small tin half cylinder with a sliding panel top. Inside the cylinder was stored small pieces of flint wrapped in cotton wadding. At the end of the tin cylinder is attached a steel wheel on which to...

14. Lamp, Kerosene Lamp, Kerosene Oil lamp; Light; Lighting device; Whaling; Whale; Whales; Whale oil; Camphene; Kerosene; Kerosene lamp This lamp has a tall cylindrical reservoir which is white glass, handpainted with autumn colored leaves. There is a wheel handle for moving the wick upwards. The base of the lamp is heavy cast iron sporting...

15. 1947 Corn Bowl Parade 1947 Corn Bowl Parade McLean County, Illinois; Parades & processions; Corn; Floats (Parades); Football A float from the City of Bloomington depicting a mill wheel travels in the 1947 Corn Bowl Parade.

16. Plow Sketch Plow Sketch McLean County, Illinois; Bloomington, Illinois; Plows; Sketches A sketch of an early plow, probably hitched to oxen or horses. A hook at the front provides for the hitch. At the back are handles for the farmer to guide the plow. A wheel in the middle provides movement....

17. 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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