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  1. Illinois weather station observations (Digital Surrogates), 1862-1948
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    Substation meteorological records comprising observations of temperature, amount and type of precipitation, predominant wind direction for volunteer-monitored weather stations throughout Illinois, taken as part of the Cooperative Observer Program from 1887 to 1948. Records for 1862-1874 for Ottawa, IL from the Smithsonian Institution's Register of Meteorological Observations...
  2. Library of Congress. Smithsonian deposit.
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    Grey ink on beige paper with American eagle with wings spread situated above a circular seal.
  3. Smithsonian Institution, Substation Meteorological Records, Ottawa, Illinois 1862-1872, 1862-1874
    Multi-Page Item | 238 pages

    Observations for Ottawa, IL, from 1862 to 1874. Sheets are mostly arranged in chronological order; however, 1873 - 1874 data are recorded on the reverse sides of the 1871-1872 forms, where normally "casual phenomena" for the month were recorded. The spine title does not indicate the inclusion of the 1873-1874 data.
  4. Orient Motor Buckboard
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    A flat board automobile with an air-cooled engine in the rear, a tiller for steering, curved wooden cycle fenders, and four wooden wheels with wire spokes.
  5. Octave Chanute Glider Model
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    The Octave Chanute Glider model is a one-quarter the scale prototype of a full sized glider. Its dimensions are: the height is eight inches high, thirty-six inches wide, forty-eight inches long. The glider is made of wood, twine, oiled cotton cloth, and wire. It has three main wings stacked vertically and a cruciform rudder. The wing and support structures are constructed of...
  6. IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator or Harvard Mark I
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    Considered to be the first digital computer, Howard Aiken's Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (the IBM ASCC) or Mark I, was developed between 1937-1944. When it was completed it had many functions: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, plus logarithms and trigonometric functions. It had an accuracy of 23 decimal place numbers. It measured 51 feet lon...
  7. Presidential Box where Lincoln was shot, Ford's Theater
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    The Presidential Box at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. looks much the same today as it did on the night of April 14, 1865, when John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln.
  8. Patent Model of device to refloat boats (reproduction)
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    Reproduction of model boat with system of accordian bellows on sides and seven long poles to work system extending along sides of boat from base to well above deck. Model is stained in red oak stain. Bellows are grey. Boat is a long oval set on a stand.
  9. Boeing 727 Jetliner
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    The Boeing 727 passenger jet is thirty-four feet tall, 137 feet long, with a wingspan of 110 feet. When the plane is empty it weighs 80,602 pounds