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176495

NIKOLA TESLA Father of Radio Modern Mains Electricity DEATH 1943 WWII Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372830043073

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, January 8, 1943. * Nikola Tesla death (1ST REPORT) * Father of Radio & Physics * From the city where it happened The top of page 5 has a one column photo with heading: "INVENTOR DIES IN HOTEL ROOM" with subhead. (see) Much on World War II. Complete with all 16 pages, small ink markings throughout does not affect the Tesla report, small binding holes along the spine, otherwise good.

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Ends December 05, 2019 15:03

$97.00
176354

THOMAS EDISON Etheric Force Electromagnetic RADIO Waves Discovery 1875 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392508576912

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 3, 1875 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Discovers Etheric force * Radio waves Page 4 has most of a column taken up with: "Etheric Force" which notes in part: "...an ingenious person of telegraphic antecedents has just informed the world that he has discovered a new force, which he calls the 'etheric force'...This force, he assures us, is neither electricity nor magnetism, although it seems to be a sort of second cousin of the one...". This "ingenious person" was in fact Thomas Edison, and the "etheric force" he discovered was in fact radio waves. See the hyperlink for much more on this. This was from relatively early in Edison's career so he was not the household name he would become in another decad... See More  

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Ends November 30, 2019 14:19

$78.00
176340

ANTI-SLAVERY MEDALLION Josiah Wedgwood & Benjamin Frasnklin Speech 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372822543077

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1788 * Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion * Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson The most notable content would be the full page plate which includes four images, one of which is a small print of the medal to slavery, titled: "Am I Not A Man And A Brother?" which shows a slave with his hands in chains. This is a print of what is considered the most noteworthy abolitionist/anti-slavery 18th century mediation & worn by many of the elite class to show support for abolition. It was designed by Josiah Wedgwood (grandfather of Charles Darwin). There is a related article: "Expediency of a Reformation in the Treatment of Slaves". Other items including: "Cricket and Whis... See More  

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Ends November 30, 2019 14:10

$189.00
176266

THOMAS EDISON Electric Light Bulb Invention MENLO PARK NJ 1879 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372820042948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE SUN, New York, Dec. 27, 1879 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electric light bulb * Menlo Park Page 3 begins with over a half column article headed: "EDISON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT" "All Electricians Invited To Visit The Menlo Park Laboratory" "Mr. Edison's Rejoinder to Prof. Morton--His Written Replies to Put Questions--The Light Perfected--its Cost--Visit from Presidents and Directors of Gas Companies--The Electric Lights Still Glowing". Edison was defending against criticisms of the success of his electric light, with one report: "...When I examine the conclusion [on experiments with the electric light bulb experiments published in the Herald] which everyone acquainted with the subject will recognize as a conspicuous fail... See More  

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:21

$178.00
176264

Inventor Charles F. Brush - Early ELECTRIC LIGHT Patent Sold 1879 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392505008781

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 * Charles F. Brush * Early electric light * Patent sold Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light" noting in part: "...The Brush electric light is the only one which has been brought into practical & valuable use in this country. Mr. Brush is said to be the leading electrician of the country now..." with more. Eight pages, evening toning, good condition.

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:20

$37.00
176251

THOMAS EDISON Supports 18th Amendment Prohibition Law Enforcement 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372820036526

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 18, 1930 * Inventor Thomas Edison * U.S. Prohibition support * Anti beer - liquor law Page 17 has a one column heading: "EDISON SEES BOON IN PROHIBITION LAW" with subheads. (see) See images for a question/answer article showing Thomas Edison's support for the Eighteenth Amendment. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisement of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, ... See More  

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:13

$38.00
176935

AUTOMATIC STABILIZER Orville Wright Brothers Airplane Invention 1914 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392547147438

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE TIMES, Los Angeles, Jan. 5, 1914 * Orville Wright Brothers * "Automatic stabilizer" invention * Wright Model E airplane aeroplane * FRONT LEAF ONLY ******* The top of the front page has a photo of Orville Wright along with illustration of the Wright Model E with heading: "Says He Has Revolutionized Flying". (see) Also one column headings that include: "For Safety In Flight" "Invention Insures It, Says Wright" "Declares Problem of Automatic Stability in Air Has Been Solved" and more. (see) Complete article from Dayton, Ohio is all on the front page. A very historic report in aviation. Front leaf only (pages 1 & 2), light toning and minor wear at the margins, great report as such.

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Ends November 28, 2019 13:58

$149.99
176150

ROCKET AIRPLANE INVENTION Rocketeer Rocketry Robert H. Goddard 1931 NY Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372814439438

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SECTION 9 only of the New York Times, September 27, 1931 * Robert H. Goddard * Rocket airplane invention * w/ illustration Page XX4 of this section has two column headlines announcing: "NEW ROCKET PLANE FOR STRATOSPHERE," "Turbine Design Employs Gas Expansion And Propellers to Attain Great Speed" with two detailed illustration of his new invention (see images). Lengthy text here. Complete section 9 only with 12 pages, light toning and a little wear along the margins, generally good.

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Ends November 23, 2019 14:11

$62.00
175982

1st TELEVISION Transatlantic Image Sent Ocean JOHN LOGIE BAIRD 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372806637422

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 9, 1928 * 1st television image sent across Atlantic Ocean * John Logie Baird - Hartsdale NY New York Page 3 has a one column heading: "Human Vision Spans Atlantic On Radio Waves" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the very 1st transatlantic TV image sent. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. wikipedia notes: On February 9th, 1928, Hartsdale became the birthplace of the American "Couch Potato" when the Scottish inventor John Logie Baird (1888-1946) transmitted the world's first inter-continental short-wave television sign... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2019 14:21

$52.00
175975

Early IBM COMPUTER Electronic Eye Invention Language Translation 1954 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392483965540

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 8, 1954 * Early IBM computer invention Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Russian Is Turned Into English By a Fast Electronic Translator" First report coverage continues on page 5 with related photo and example of the typed card. An interesting article hearkening to the very beginning of the computer era. Complete with all 42 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends November 16, 2019 14:18

$57.00
175849

Best THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Alva Edison Invention w/ Print 1877 Science Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372799669249

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 * Inventor Thomas Edison * The phonograph invented * Best title to have this in ? Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. These remarks were not only perfectly audible to ourselves, but to a dozen or more persons gathered around, and they were produced by the aid of no other mechanism than the simple little contrivance explained and illustrated below...". The article continues, ... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:17

$313.00
175846

Early BALLOONING Experiments Montgolfier BALLOONS Demonstrations 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372799667795

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, Dec. 25, 1783 * Early ballooning * Montgolfier brothers Page 2 has a report concerning Montgolfier being honored for his aerial accomplishments: "As a reward for their new discovery, young Mr. De Montgolfier has been by the King gratified with the insignia of the Order of St. Michal...The other aerial traveler, Major D'Orlande, was by the King himself." Then page 4 has: "Tuesday last the inhabitants of Manchester were gratified with a sight of one of the so much famed Balloons...about 25 minutes past twelve it was let go...it did ot remain above a minute in sight. The balloon was taken up by a person four miles from Croniford in Derbyshire, 45 miles distant from Manchester...An A... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:15

$29.00
175632

BURNING OF WASHINGTON British Capture Nation's Capital War of 1814 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372789763745

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1814 * Burning of Washington (capture) * British attack on the capital of U.S. The front page has some significant content from the War of 1812 including: "The War--Third Year" "In the Vicinity of Washington" "Sketches of the Invasion of Washington" which provides a time line as to the advance by the British, including: "Aug. 20-21. The British began their march towards Washington...Aug. 22...The public papers began to be removed from Washington...Aug. 24...The enemy continue to advance & our army under Gen. W. falling back on the city..." with much more. Also: "Battle of Bladensburg" which has much good battle detail. Also: "War on the Lakes" "From the Niagara Border". But the mo... See More  

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Ends October 30, 2019 14:49

$137.00
175520

SINKING OF THE RMS TITANIC Iceberg Lifeboats Photos Illustration 1912 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372784575718

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 27, 1912 * Sinking of the RMS Titanic * Scientific examination - lifeboats * Photos & Illustrations The front page has: "Loss Of The White Star Liner Titanic" which includes a 6 3/4 by 8 3/4 illustration captioned: "Suggestion for handling a full complement of lifeboats. The boats are loaded amidships and moved on track to the davits." Included on the ftpg. are small diagrams of the boat deck, plus a plan of the boat deck, and a larger diagram showing a longitudinal cross-section of the Titanic. Related reports inside: "What We Know About Icebergs" and "Wreck of the White Star Liner Titanic--How the World's Greatest Steamship Went Down with 1600 Souls" which includes ... See More  

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Ends October 26, 2019 07:55

$335.00
175297

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention Descrp. 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392431539803

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 27, 1878 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Most of a column on page 11 is taken up with: "The Phonograph" "Edison Explains His Invention to the Washington Academy of Science". Subheads include: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" "Edison In Person" "What the Phonograph is Like" which is very descriptive of the new invention. Twelve pages, nice condition.

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Ends October 17, 2019 15:19

$78.00
175123

NIKOLA TESLA Father of Radio Electricity to Live Long Life ? 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392418469842

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1933 * Nikola Tesla's health is terrific * Father of Radio Physics & more One column headlines on page 19 include: "DR. TESLA, AT 77, SELDOM SLEEPS" "Inventor Says His Health and Mind Are Better Than Ever--Expects to Live Beyond 140" "Working On A New Steel" and more. A nice item on the noted Nikola Tesla, considered the father of radio (see Wikipedia). Complete in 38 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, a few library stamps within the masthead, generally nice.

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Ends October 09, 2019 09:46

$55.00
174899

KODAK CAMERA Roll Film Inventor GEORGE EASTMAN SUICIDE Photography1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392391768109

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., March 15, 1932 * George Eastman suicide death (1st report) * Kodak camera inventor - roll film The front page has a one column heading: "Make Plans Today for 'Kodak King's' Funeral" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the suicide death of Kodak camera inventor George Eastman. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning at the margins, a few small binding holes along the 1st column, nice condition.

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Ends September 21, 2019 14:51

$45.00
174746

Best Mobster AL 'SCARFACE' CAPONE Tax Evasion Case GUILTY 1931 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392383787896

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 19, 1931 * Al 'Scarface' Capone guilty * Infamous tax evasion conviction * Best title to be had - very rare The banner headline announces: "SWIFT PENALTY FOR CAPONE" with a one-column subhead; "Tax Conviction Term May Be Set Tomorrow". Although "Scareface" Al Capone was involved in many criminal activities, it was tax evasion which ultimately put him behind bars. The article takes a full column and concludes on an inside page. Terrific to have this report in a Chicago newspaper. Also on the front page has: "Thomas Edison Will Be Buried At Milan, Ohio" with a large ftpg. cartoon memorial for the death of Thomas Edison. The complete 34 page newspaper and this is the "rag edition" printed... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2019 07:40

$145.00
173622

GUGLIELMO MARCONI Short-Wave Radio Telephone CELL PHONE Predicted 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392316154005

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 27, 1932 * Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi * Short-wave radio telephone service The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Marconi Sees Short-Wave Phone in Daily Use; Finds Rays Can Be Bent Around Earth's Curve" (see) Other news of the day. Complete 1st section with all 36 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends July 18, 2019 14:29

$47.00
173573

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372690013739

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjamin Franklin's experiments including: "...Among all the phenomena of electricity it will be hard to find any so marvelous as that discovered by Mr. Franklin; if it be true, that this new Prometheus hath learned to draw fire from the clouds and make the lightning fall in drops to the ground..." which seems to talk of his lightning rod. See for more. The piece on m... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2019 14:52

$210.00
173455

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Electric Light Bulb Phonograph Inventor DEATH 1931 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392312290431

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Oct. 19 and 20, 1931 * Inventor Thomas Edison death A pair of issues on the funeral of Thomas Edison. Issue of the 19th has a bold banner headline: "HOMAGE PAID BY MILLIONS" with a nice photo of him headed: "Was Benefactor of Mankind". Subheads include: "Body of Thomas A. Edison Lies Today in State in Library of His Laboratory in West Orange, Viewed by Thousands" "Burial To Be In East Orange" and more. He died on October 18. The issue of October 20 has a ftpg. photo of: "Where Body of Thomas A. Edison is Lying in State" and a 2 column head: "National Tribute To the Memory of Edison is Favored" "All Electric Lights in New Jersey to be Extinguished for a Minute as Reminder of the... See More  

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Ends July 11, 2019 08:59

$47.00
173360

GEORGE DE BOTHEZAT Pioneer of 1st Practical Helicopter DEATH 1940 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392309766788

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1940 * George de Bothezat death (1st report) * Russian American engineer & businessman * Inventor of 1st successful, practical helicopter The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HELICOPTER MAKER, DE BOTHEZAT, DEAD" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in very nice condition .

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Ends July 06, 2019 07:49

$40.00
173242

BROOKLYN BRIDGE East River New York City Under Construction PRINT 1877 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304427616

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1877 * Brooklyn Bridge - East River * Under construction print The front page has a large illustration: "The Foot Bridge Over The East River, New York." as well as three diagrams relating to the construction of the foot bridge, and a report: "The East River Bridge." better known today as the Brooklyn Bridge. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:56

$53.00
173235

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention 1877 Scientific Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304423398

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor * Early baseball science A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper travels through a little machine, the sounds of the latter are magnified....Speech has become, as it were, immortal....the new invention is purely mechanical--no electricity is involved. It is a simple affair of vibrating plates, thrown into vibration by the human voice....The invention...the credit of which is due to Mr. Thomas Edison..." and more (see photos... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:51

$245.00
173099

ÉDOUARD BRANLY French Inventor Physicist Radio Coherer Fame DEATH 1940 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372675546988

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1940 * Édouard Branly death (1st report) * French inventor, physicist & professor * Wireless telegraphy - Coherer The top of page 15 has a on column heading: "E. BRANLY DEAD; FAMED PHYSICIST" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 32 pages, rag edition in very nice condition. wikipedia notes: Édouard Eugène Désiré Branly was a French inventor, physicist and professor at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He is primarily known for his early involvement in wireless telegraphy a... See More  

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Ends June 21, 2019 15:04

$40.00
173021

MY LITTLE CHICKADEE Mae West & W. C. Fields Opening Day Movie AD 1940 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392299660111

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1940 * "My Little Chickadee" movie - film * Opening day premiere advertisement * Actress Mae West and W. C. Fields * "Young Tom Edison" opening review Page 27 has a 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch illustrated advertisement for the opening day showing of "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W. C. Fields. With movies at that time usually released 1st in New York City, this could very well be the very 1st advertisement for this movie in any newspaper. News of day, sports and other advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, this is the "rag edition", printed on very high quality newsprint for libraries & other institutions, rag edition in very nice condition.

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Ends June 19, 2019 07:34

$47.00
173020

GUGLIELMO MARCONI Wireless Telegraph Villa Griffone Italy Visit 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392298416936

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1934 * Guglielmo Marconi * Wireless telegraph * Villa Griffone The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Marconi Revisits Scene Of His Wireless Invention" (see) First report coverage on Guglielmo Marconi's visit to Villa Griffone for the 1st time in 30 years. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, light toning, nice condition.

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Ends June 16, 2019 15:01

$40.00
172805

ROBERT H. GODDARD Roswell NM Rockets w/ Parachutes Flight TESTING 1938 Newpspaer


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372666797588

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, June 2, 1938 * Robert H. Goddard - rocketeer * Rockets w/ parachutes experiments * Roswell, New Mexico tests The top of page 4 has a two column heading: "Soaring Rocket Ships Bring New Technique in Parachutes" (see) Complete with all 14 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 07, 2019 15:20

$40.00
172773

ERNEST RUTHERFORD Father of Nuclear Physics Speech on Energy 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372666602329

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 12, 1933 * Ernest Rutherford - "Father of Nuclear physics" * New Zealand physicist speech downplays future The front page has a one column heading: "RUTHERFORD COOLS ATOM ENERGY HOPE" with subheads that include: "Sees 'Moonshine' in the Talk at Present of Releasing Power in Matter" and more. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality ... See More  

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Ends June 07, 2019 08:32

$39.00
172376

SIR WILLIAM MILLS British Hand Grenades Bomb Inventor DEATH 1932 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372654988280

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 8, 1932 * Sir William Mills death (inventor) * Mills bomb - British hand grenades Page 24 has a one column heading: "SIR WILLIAM MILLS, INVENTOR, DIS DEAD" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Sir William Mills, inventor of the Mills bomb (British hand grenades). Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice ... See More  

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Ends May 18, 2019 09:43

$38.00
172225

Bizarre FLIGHT TO MARS ? Robert H. Goddard Rocket Ride Volunteer 1920 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372650300401

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 1920 * Professor Robert H. Goddard * Early rocket experiments * Flight to Mars? The front page has a very bizarre report concerning early space travel. Professor Robert H. Goddard was currently experimenting with early rockets during this time. The front page has one column headings that read: "FIRST VOLUNTEER FOR LEAP TO MARS" "Capt. Claude Collins of Philadelphia Offers Himself to be Passenger in Rocket" "NAMES HIS CONDITIONS" "Requires That Communication Be Established and a Rocket Previously Landed on Planet" which is signed in type: Captain Claude R. Collins. (see) Very interesting that this prestigious newspaper title would publish such a article and on the front page. Even till... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2019 14:41

$58.00
172129

DEATH RAY - BEAM Invented ? for Military Use by Guglielmo Marconi 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372648215963

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1935 * Guglielmo Marconi - Italian inventor * Death Ray - beam invention ? The top of page 17 has a two column heading: "Marconi Ready to Take Micro-Wave to War; Said to Have Tested Halting Planes in Air" (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends May 08, 2019 14:48

$40.00
171644

FRANK J. SPRAGUE "Father of Electric Traction" Inventor DEATH 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372631656710

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1934 * Frank J. Sprague death * "Father of Electric Traction" The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "F. J. SPRAGUE DIES; TRACTION PIONEER" with subhead and photo. (See) First report coverage of the death of Frank J. Sprague, inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, railways & elevators. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2019 15:02

$44.00
171466

Early TELEVISION John Logie Baird TV Invention Experiments 1928 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392258055171

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 22, 1928 * John Baird - father of television * TV in it's infancy - inventions - experiments Page 10 has one column headings: "RECORD REPRODUCES SCENES WITH MUSIC" "Baird Combines Electric Phonograph With Television Principles in Disk Device" "Double Grooves Utilized" and more. (see) Very significant reports during the founding of television, an invention which would change not only the worlds of entertainment & communication forever, but society as well. A significant issue for any collector of television history. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Complete 1st section only with 24 pages, light toning at the ... See More  

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Ends April 11, 2019 11:33

$46.00
171407

ENIAC 1 1st Electronic COMPUTER Turing-Complete Invented 1946 Chicago Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372622280056

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 15, 1946 * Eniac 1 invention (early computer) * 1st electronic computer (historic) * John Mauchly & J. Presper Eckert Jr. The front page has a two column heading: "Robot Calculator Knocks Out Figures Like Chain Lightning" Page 2 has a photo of the inventors. Two more related photos are on the back page. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Complete with all 36 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice. wikipedia notes: ENIAC, short for Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, was the first general-purpose electronic computer.... See More  

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Ends April 07, 2019 16:40

$147.00
171206

ORVILLE WRIGHT Brothers vs. Samuel P. Langley 1ST AIRPLANE Flight 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392251074708

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1928 * Orville Wright - Brothers * Samuel Pierpont Langley * 1st airplane flight ? Page 8 of section 9 ( near back) has three column headlines: "ORVILLE WRIGHT HAS RENEWED HIS CLAIMS", "Airplane Inventor Contends That the Langley Machine Was Not the First Capable of Free Sustained Flight...." with related photo. See photos for partial text here. Also the front page of the sport's section has a nice photo of Babe Ruth and headings concerning spring training. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in a thick 100+ page thick Sunday edition, light even toning, a few binding slits along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends March 31, 2019 16:41

$72.00
171053

Rare TOMBSTONE Cochise Co. ARIZONA Wyatt Earp & O.K. Corral Fame 1889 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392248067384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 5, 1889 * Very rare title * Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is the first we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a minor on a mule (see photos). Beyond the engraving in the masthead, there is much evidence of this being a mining town including a ftpg. article: "This Time Its Mica" concerning mining for it; several page 3 "Application For Patent" notices for various mines, plus saloon & corral ads, a rather large back pg. "Arizona Mail & Stage Co." ad (see), and pg. 2 has an interesting ad for the cure of drunkenness. Four pages, a small piece from the bottom right mar... See More  

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Ends March 27, 2019 16:40

$425.00
171015

First Ever AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISEMENT Winton Motor Carriage Company 1898 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392245684250

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1898 * Very 1st ever automobile advertisement * Horseless carriage (historic) A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America. This same (or extremely similar) ad appeared in some later issues of this magazine but this was the very first appearance. A back page advertisement is headed: "Dispense With A Horse" and describes the fine features of the "Winton Motor Carriage" manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio". It measures 2 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches and includes a small but nice engraving of a co... See More  

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Ends March 24, 2019 16:38

$245.00
170968

Early SAMUEL COLT'S Revolver Pistol Fire-arms Gun for Mexican War 1847 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392244867115

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 23, 1847 A very early issue of this famous magazine (still publishes today) as it began just 2 years previous in 1845. Page 2 has a brief yet significant item headed "Colt's Revolving Pistols" which reads: "Government has decided to arm a regiment of mounted men with this most effective weapon, and Mr. Colt (whose factory is at Hartford) is now at work upon a contract for one thousand for the Government. The contract is nearly completed." This contract for the Mexican War was the beginning of much fame for this firearm which would become ubiquitous with weaponry of the Civil War and the Old West. Much more content on other scientific & manufacturing improvements & inventions of the... See More  

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Ends March 23, 2019 16:46

$80.00
170284

DANIEL MOORE McFARLAN Neon Electrical Lighting Inventor MURDER 1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392223225384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 16, 1936 * Daniel Moore McFarlan murder * Electrical engineer and inventor * Fluorescent & Neon lamp lighting * Thomas Alva Edison associate The front page has a one column heading: "Inventor Aid, Associate of Edison, Slain" (see) Small photo of McFarlan on the back page. Complete with all 36 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine.

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Ends February 24, 2019 15:27

$44.00
170028

Best THOMAS G. W. SETTLE Soldier Field BALLOON Flight FLOP 1933 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392217801622

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 5, 1933 * Officer Thomas G. W. Settle * Century of Progress balloon * Soldier Field flight failure The front page has a great banner headline: "BALLOON RISES A MILE; FALLS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. A full back page pictorial is also nice for display. Probably only found in this Chicago publication. Complete with all 24 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the blank spine. wikipedia notes: In 1932 the board of the Century of Progress trade show, to be held in Chicago in summer 1933, invited renowned Swiss balloonist Auguste Piccard to perform a hi... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2019 12:38

$45.00
169825

VODER Bell Labs Electronic Voice Synthesizer Speech INVENTION 1939 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372563051224

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 6, 1939 * Early Voder invention * Bell Labs - Homer Dudley * Speech synthesis machine Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Machine That Talks and Sings Has Tryout; Electrical Voder Will Speak at Fair Here" (see) First report coverage continues inside with related photo. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 42 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends February 08, 2019 15:48

$47.00
169702

Great AFRICA Geographer Thomas Jefferys 18th Century MAP 1748 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556580347

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Sicily), Greece, and Spain. Madagascar & other islands in the area are shown as well. This map folds out to measure 11 by 10 inches & is in good condition. Interesting articles in this issue include: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace" "Introduction to Heraldry" with related plate; "A... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:32

$145.00
169634

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL & Thomas A. Watson Telephone Invention 1877 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206322443

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877. * Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson * Invention of the Telephone A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesting community in in upstate New York. 8 pages in nice condition. Page 7 contains an article on the telephone invention by Alexander Graham Bell and T.A. Watson. (see)

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:24

$33.00
169388

EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY Kodacolor Motion Pictures Advertisement 1928 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372541345488

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1928 * George Eastman Kodak Company * Color home movies - Rochester NY Page 11 has a full page advertisement for the "Eastman Kodak Company" for the newly recent invention of "KODACOLOR Home Movies in Full Color" (see) News, sports and other advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, Light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends January 18, 2019 15:38

$38.00
169384

Inventor THOMAS ALVA EDISION Biography as Young Boy 1875 St. Louis MO Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196969362

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Oct. 31, 1878 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Biography as a young boy This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "When Edison Was A Boy" with subhead. (see) Text takes up over a full column. Complete in 8 pages, minor irregularity along spine, very nice condition.

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Ends January 18, 2019 15:35

$30.00
168954

CHARLES LINDBERGH Invents Perfusion Pump (Artificial Heart) Photo 1935 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392187822838

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1935 * Charles Lindbergh & Dr. Alexis Carrel * Perfusion pump (artificial heart) invention The front page has a one column heading: "Reveals Lindy as Biologist; Builds 'Heart'" Related photo is on the back page. (see) First report coverage on the invention of the Carrel-Lindbergh perfusion pump, used to preserve organs outside the body. Complete with all 40 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

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Ends January 05, 2019 07:22

$56.00
168321

MARCHESE GUGLIELMO MARCONI Wireless Radio Telegraphy Invent DEATH 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392172079581

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 20, 1937 * Guglielmo Marconi death (1st report) * Wireless telegraphy inventor The front page has a five column headline: "Marconi, Inventor of Wireless, Dies" with subhead. (see) A few related photos on the back page. Complete with all 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:39

$88.00
168166

JOHANN PHILIPP REIS German Inventor TELEPHONE Invention Print 1876 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372494723164

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876 * Johann Philipp Reis * German scientist & inventor * Make-and-break telephone The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other articles with prints. Sixteen pages, good condition.

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Ends December 07, 2018 07:26

$42.00
167869

FRITZ HABER German Chemist Nobel Prize Chemistry Winner DEATH 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372481338857

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 2, 1934 * Fritz Haber death * German chemist Page 17 has a one column heading: "FRITZ HABER DEAD; NOTED AS CHEMIST" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Fritz Haber, German chemist who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention of the Haber-Bosch process. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscript... See More  

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Ends November 24, 2018 14:46

$38.00
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