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Enameled and plated metal typewriter with seven rows of black and white colored composition keys and black roller; enameled metal carrying case with oak base and handle; a: typewriter, b: base, c: cover

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This is an 1800s Buggy Wrench. Buggies back then used square nuts. The one side of the wrench has three different sized notches for the nuts and the other side has a complete square to go over the top of the wrench and tighten it that way, similar to…

This folding chair cane was used at the 1939 New York Fair. It is unique in the fact that it is a cane that can fold out into a chair. This was mostly designed for elderly people and people with physical disabilities who attended the fair who…

A Adressograph instruction manual, a blank metal index card, and then a printed card with an address from Omaha, Ne. An Adressograph machine was used to mass send mail, the index card allowed the machine to use it for the number of mail items a…

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This baby incubator was used in the 1930's. The development of the incubator was in the early stages and was just recently entering hospitals. The incubator mainly keep the premature baby in a warm environment.

A painting of a Lakota man by local painter Burdette Corly. Corly lived from March 9, 1904 to August 14th 1979.The painting was donated in 1984.

Red papier-mache fireman's hat with black lettering commemorating the 50th anniversary of Chadron, Nebraska in 1935.

Song written to commemorate the semi-centennial of Chadron by J.G.C. Akers in 1935

Belonged to Cyrus Byerly. A member of the 37th Regiment Infantry out of Illinois. Known as the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds." The 37th were involved in the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 6-8th 1862, the Battle at Prairie Grove in December of…

The Colt Model 1908 is the original pocket pistol. With its concealability and a 6+1 capacity in the magazine, it made 2-shot Derringers a thing of the past. This .25 acp pocket pistol became popular with officers as a backup pistol, and with…
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