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1916 Ford Model T Touring Car: The Tin Lizzie
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
As a teenage farmhand, Samuel Treon, of Red Cross, Northumberland County, drove this Ford Model T on errands and to church. Treon was one of many...
American Anvil
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
American smiths imported anvils from England until the middle of the 19th century. Mark Fisher was the first American to manufacture anvils. He made...
Berlin Carriage
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Jet black, with no striping, this Berlin of about 1860 was the property of Simon Cameron when he was Secretary of War during Lincoln's first...
Broad Axe
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The broad axe was used to square timber after it was cut to length and scored. In order to be squared, a log is anchored in place with iron dogs,...
Canal Boat Model
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
These boat models are of cargo vessels found on the Pennsylvania Canal. The models were built by Harley H. Noll of Steelton, Pennsylvania between...
Conestoga Wagon
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Conestoga wagon bodies did not float across rivers. They were not watertight, had no buoyancy and were loaded very heavily. This wagon could carry...
Conestoga Wagon Painting
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This work was painted in Philadelphia, PA.
Daniel Drawbaugh
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Drawbaugh, known locally as the "Edison of the Cumberland Valley," was typical of many late 19th century inventors who patented a few saleable items...
Daniel Drawbaugh And Grandson Roy Sheely
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Drawbaugh, known locally as the "Edison of the Cumberland Valley," was typical of many late 19th century inventors who patented a few saleable items...
Drawbaugh Telephones
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Drawbaugh claimed to have produced this primitive apparatus for talking between floors in his shop in 1868, eight years before Alexander Graham Bell'...
Dug-out Canoe
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Dug-out canoe found in Mud Pond, Luzerne County, PA, and carbon 14 dated at 1250 A.D.
Electric Truck
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This battery-powered electric truck was built by the General Vehicle Company about 1910. It was used in Lancaster until 1948.This truck was slow and...
Fire Engine
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Soft coal, transformed into coke, was primarily used to fuel blast furnaces. It was also used to extensively to fire locomotives and other steam...
Flag Of 2nd United States Colored Troops
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Black Pennsylvanians often fought in United States Colored Troops regiments organized outside the state, such as the 2nd USCT, formed in 1863 at...
Foot-powered Tablesaw And Jigsaw
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This saw was created in New Granada, Fulton County, Pennsylvania.
Gardner-Serpollet Steamer
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Some early cars were powered by steam. This Gardner-Serpollet Steamer, built in France where many early steam vehicles were designed, never achieved...
George IV Carriage
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This George IV Carriage, named after the British King, was built by Brewster of New York, produces of the finest carriages in America. This unusual...
Harrow
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The ironing and tines of the harrow are typical of the work of the country smith.
Leyden Jar
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Basic to any electrical experiment in the early years was the Leyden Jar. Franklin proved that the electrical charge was held by the glass and not by...
National Road Mile Marker
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This cast iron half obelish-shaped mile marker was located halfway between Brownsville and Centerville in southwestern Pennsylvania on the National...
Phaeton
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Phaeton was a light and sporty vehicle which the average man might be able to afford. The Buggy was similar and even less expensive.This Phaeton...
Sleigh
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This colorful sleigh carried passengers and mail on wintry New England roads. The overhang provided limited protection for the driver.
Splitting Axe And Wedge
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Splitting axes and wedges were used to split logs into boards or in half for flooring.
Sporting Coach
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Sporting coaches like this vehicle built by Brester and Co. of New York for Thomas F. Houston of Philadelphia were owner-driven "four-in-hands."...
Static Electricity Machine
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Devices such as this static electricity machine were used to generate a charge by rotating the glass cylinder against another material. They were...
U.S. Model 1857 Light 12-Pounder Gun: The "Napoleon...
State Museum Of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The workhorse of both Union and Confederate field artilleries, the versatile Napoleon fired 12-pound solid shot, exploding shell, and canister. The...
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