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  1. Cyclotron
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    A cyclotron, developed by Ernest Lawrence. A cyclotron is an accelerator of subatomic particles. Lawrence won the Nobel Prize in 1939. During World War II Lawrence and others of his machines took part in the Manhattan Project, which produced the first atomic bombs.
  2. To Rail Road Companies
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1857

    A leaflet entitled "To Rail Road Companies" created by R. Root informing railroad lines of the "rotary fan blower" to clear the railroad tracks. R. Root circulated this leaflet in Galesburg, Illinois and it is dated December 16, 1857.
  3. Telegraph Line
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    A twelve-inch length of wire with two sections of glass tubing used as insulation. The glass tubes are sealed at the joints with wax.
  4. Amet Magniscope
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    Thirty-five millimeter film projector made of tin, galvanized metal and brass. It has two film reels and sits on a wood base.
  5. Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine
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    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 to the wall with a leather flap. The piston is attached to one end of a large wooden beam. The other end of the beam is attached to the water pump.
  6. Benz Velo Automobile
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    The Benz Velo is a motorized two-passenger buggy. Its engine is situated in a box behind the seats. The auto has four wheels with spokes, the back two are 35.5 and the front two are twenty-three inches. The car is painted burgundy with gold trim.
  7. Transparency, lantern slide
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    Glass rectangular slide with painting pictures of men riding animals: rabbit, bird, frog rooster
  8. Magdeburg Hemispheres
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    The two brass Magdeburg Hemispheres are twelve feet in diameter.
  9. Blickensderfer Typewriter No. 5
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    A portable manual typewriter (in original carrying case), 'Blickensderfer No. 5 Stamford Conn. U.S.A.' Ideal keyboard, with type-wheel, black keys with white letters. No. 58627.
  10. Gas Valve and Burner Fitting
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    This fitting is made of cast brass and has fleur-de-les ornamentation. A pipe with a threaded socket screw connects the fitting.
  11. Lamp, whale oil
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    Whale oil lamp. This iron standing lamp has an open cylindrical reservoir which cants (swings).
  12. Lamp, whale oil
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    Whale oil lamp. This canting brass chamber lamp has a double wick.
  13. Lamp, whale oil
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    Whale oil lamp with single wick, bulb reservoir for oil fitted into a reused candlestand.
  14. Lamp, whale oil
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    Whale oil lamp. It has a hand blown glass lamp reservoir pegged into a crude piece of wood.
  15. Lamp, whale oil with clock
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    This whale oil lamp is made of pewter. It stands on a tall, slender cylindrical stem. The reservoir is an inverted pear shaped bulb surrounded by a strap of thinly hammered pewter numbered 1 to 12 in Roman numerals. The reservoir leads to a spout shaped wick opening.
  16. Lantern, Buggy
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    Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a...
  17. Lantern, Buggy
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    Rectangular buggy lantern. This rectangular lantern has a square footprint and has thin glass panes on three sides. One side opens via hinge to provide for igniting the lantern. The fourth side of the lantern has a reflector panel on the interior and, on the exterior, a folding hinged mechanism for fastening the lantern to the front of a buggy. Oil is held on the bottom by a...
  18. Lamp, Oil
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    A globe-shaped manufactured glass lamp stamped with the words "London lamp". A tin reflector sits behind a single wick holder which is fitted into a tin screw top lid for the glass portion of the lamp.
  19. Lamp, Oil
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    A four part "street" lamp. Four lamps which fit together. Each reservoir part is one quarter of a circle. The lamps have single wick spouts which arise from the inside corner of the section. Each quarter section has a handle at the center point of the semicircular outer edge.
  20. Lamp, Oil
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    Small tin lamp with "japanning". Japanning is a black heavy lacquer used to make tin objects look better. This lamp has a cylindrical reservoir and a single wick holder. A small holder is fastened to a circular saucer shaped base.
  21. Lamp, Fuel
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    A small glass lamp, bell-shaped, which has a small semicircular glass handle. The pewter cap and wick fixture is fastened to the top of the glass. This lamp has a single wick.
  22. Lamp, Camphene
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    This lamp has a double wick fixture made of tin, with the characteristically splayed camphene wick holders. It even holds its own wick covers to keep fuel from evaporating. The fixture is fitted onto a pressed glass bulbous reservoir which ends in a square peg. The peg would have fit into a wooden base.
  23. Lamp, Camphene
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    A pewter lamp with a circular saucer shaped base, a bulbous reservoir and a semicircular handle. The double wick holders are pointed away from one another, characteristic of the camphene lamp.
  24. Lamp, Camphene
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    A small glass lamp, bell-shaped, which has a small semicircular glass handle. The pewter cap and wick fixture is fastened to the top of the glass. This lamp which is very similar to 68.1.1150, is different because it has the very distinctive camphene outsplayed pointed wicks.
  25. Slide, Magic Lantern
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    A rectangular glass slide with a handpainted scene depicting circus performers. On the left is a man training a black horse. On the right are two acrobatic clowns performing stunts with papered hoops.
  26. Slide, Magic Lantern
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    A rectangular glass slide with five scenes of people hunting in roundels framed in black background.
  27. Slide, Magic Lantern
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    A rectangular glass slide with five handpainted animal heads in roundels surrounded by a black background. They include: a bulldog, a monkey, a lion, a bear and another dog.
  28. Lamp, Fuel
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    A copper/brass lamp made of several parts. A saucer base has a ring for hanging it up and a small circular handle. On top of the saucer is a tall cylindrical post on which a canting (tilting) reservoir is mounted. There is a single wick holder at the top.
  29. Slide, Magic Lantern
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    A rectangular glass slide depicting five children. The first looks at the viewer full face, wears a ruffled collar and holds a whip behind his back