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154034

ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB Thomas Edison Menlo Park NJ Explanation 1880 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391784465541

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 20, 1880 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electric light bulb * Menlo Park, New Jersey Page 7 has a nice article on Thomas Edison with the top of a column headed: "Electric Light" "The Magician of Menlo Park Tells His Own Tale" which is a nice piece about how he invented the electric light, told in his own words. It is prefaced with: "The editor of the 'North American Review' has seduced Mr. Edison to 'tell his own tale in his own melodious way', and the result is an interesting article over his signature...". Also on pg. 7: "Dick Turpin's Day" "It Seems to Have Recurred in California--Two San Franciscans in the Roles of Stage Robbers". Eight pages, irregular ... See More  

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Ends June 14, 2017 15:12

$58.00
153904

Early IBM COMPUTER Electronic Eye Invention Language Translation 1954 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391780132715

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Jan. 8, 1954 * Early IBM computer invention At the bottom of the front page is an inconspicuous article: "Mechanical Brain May Hurdle Language Barrier" which reports on : "A new mechanical translator (which) may ultimately hurdle the language barrier in the twinkle of an electronic eye. Introduced...by the International Business Machines Corp. the 12 machine collective 'brain' has a vocabulary of 250 words..." with more, carrying over to page 4. An interesting article hearkening to the very beginning of the computer era. Fourteen pages, good condition.

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:22

$35.00
153726

NIKOLA TESLA Father of Radio Helicopter-Plane Machine Patent 1928 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932531531

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1928 * Nikola Tesla's helicopter-plane patent * Father of Radio Physics & more Page 18 has a one column headings: "TESLA GETS PATENTS ON HELICOPTER-PLANE" "Wireless Experimenter Says His Invention Is Ideal for Air Flivver" (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 in 44 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends May 27, 2017 14:57

$45.00
153151

STATUE OF LIBERTY Bartholdi's Sculpture Head Construction PRINT 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371901829554

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 * Statue of Liberty construction * Frederic Auguste Bartholdi A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in diameter. It would be formally dedicated in 1886. Other articles, illustrations and advertisements are within. Complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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Ends April 23, 2017 14:34

$43.00
153088

James LICK OBSERVATORY Mount Hamilton California Founding 1876 Denver Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391736373099

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876 * Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be expended in the construction and maintenance of an observatory..." which would become the now-famous Lick Observatory. Various details on its construction, access, etc. The balance of the issue has a focus on real estate with some laughable prices for acreage in Northern California, some of which is present-day Silicon Valley. A terrific ... See More  

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Ends April 22, 2017 07:34

$87.00
152539

ELECTRIC STREET CAR Jersey City NJ Prints 1887 Old Scientific American Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391718037607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 12, 1887 Taking most of the ftpg. are four illus. of: "The Weiss Electric Street Car & The Weiss System As Applied In Jersey City, N.J." The largest illus. shows a street car ascending a hill in Jersey City. Included is a related article. Many other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements of the day. Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends March 31, 2017 15:43

$27.00
152441

BILL HILDEBRAND Southeast Missouri OUTLAW Inventor Thomas Edison 1879 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391714232119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 31, 1878 * Outlaw Bill Hildebrand * Southeast Missouri Bushwhacker * Inventor Thomas Edison The top of page 3 has heads including: "BRED IN THE BONE" "Bill Hildebrand Following in Sam's Footsteps" which begins: "William Hildebrand, a brother of the renowned Missouri desperado, Sam Hildebrand, following the apparent instinct of the family, show Hugo Veth..." with a bit more (see). And the back page has over a full column on: "Tom Edison Back Again" "The Marvelous Man Returns to His Workshop Full of Prairie Breezes" "How He Tried the Tasimeter in a Hurricane--Beset a Hen House & Killed a Dead Jack Rabbit" after his trip to the West. Ten pages, very nice cond... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:09

$38.00
152311

Very Early TELEVISION TV Invention Experiments w/ sports 1928 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371873472391

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1928 * TV in it's infancy - inventions - experiments * Bell Telephone Company laboratories The top of the front page has a one column heading: "TELEVISION SHOWS PANORAMIC SCENE CARRIED BY SUNLIGHT" with subheads. (see) Reporting during the founding of television, an invention which would change not only the worlds of entertainment & communication forever, but society as well. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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 March 23, 2017 16:15

$34.00
152093

Rare TOMBSTONE EPITAPH Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral AZ Arizona 1881 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391704076148

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 * Best Old West title to be had * Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed less than 2 months before the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The top of page 2 has: "The citizens of Las Vegas have presented the plucky sheriff, Pat Garrett, with a purse of $1078.50 for his services in killing Billy the 'Kid'. " Among the several legal notices f... See More  

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Ends March 15, 2017 16:45

$2,750.00
151857

GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1888 New York City Thomas Edison Inventions w/ Prints Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371857325213

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 24, 1888 * Great Blizzard of 1888 * Snowstorm w/ illustrations * Inventor Thomas Edison The entire ftpg. has 8 images of: "New York City--The Great Snow & Wind Storm of March 12 & 13", with more related illustrations inside. Also inside: "Edison's New System of Telegraphy" with prints of 5 portions of it (see). An interesting article on: "Chinese Kites". Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends March 05, 2017 15:46

$38.00
151855

Great 1878 THOMAS EDISON Incandescent Light Bulb Lamp in Progress Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371857322628

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 6, 1878 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electric light bulb * Work in progress Page 2 has an historic report taking almost an entire column headed: "Edison's Electric Light" "The Latest Advances Made in Perfecting the Invention--An Electric Meter". Also: "Slaughtered By Steam" "Two Men Instantly Killed & Five Terribly Injured" Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 05, 2017 15:42

$47.00
151115

GUSTAVE LE BON French Death & Chiang Kai-Shek China Resignation 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371835610206

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1931 * Chiang Kai-shek resignation * President of the Republic of China * Gustave Le Bon death (1st report) * French social psychologist The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEN. CHIANG QUITS CHINA'S PRESIDENCY; LIN SEN TAKES POST" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Chiang Kai-shek resignation as president of China. Page 27 has a one column heading: "DR. GUSTAVE LE BON, SCIENTIST, IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Gustave Le Bon, French social psychologist, sociologist, anthropologist, inventor and amateur physicist. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 pages, th... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2017 15:33

$38.00
151006

UNION STATION Worcester Massachusetts Railroad Train Station PRINT 1876 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669319352

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876 The front page features a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot, Worcester, Massachusetts" with related text. Other prints include: "Hat-Molding & shaping Machinery" "Mathewson's Steam Horse for Street Railways" "Seymour's Cotton Planter" "The Imperial Gardens at Schonbrunn, Austria" and more. Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 04, 2017 07:16

$29.00
151005

KINETOGRAPH 1st Motion Picture Camera Thomas Edison Invention PRINT1893 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669318244

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 * Inventor Thomas Edison * invention of the Kinetograph (historic) The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see photos) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip passes through the instrument in about thirty seconds. In the kinetograph each image dwells upon the retina until it is replaced by the succeeding one & the difference between any picture & the succeeding one or preceding one is so slight as to rend... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 07:14

$127.00
149173

GUGLIELMO MARCONI Ultra Short Wave Wireless Radio for SHIPPING 1934 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391612808944

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1934 * Guglielmo Marconi invention * Ultra short wave wireless radio * For ship navigation in the blind The front page has a one column heading: "DEVICE BY MARCONI GUIDES SHIP IN FOG" with subheads. (see) 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 subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Ends December 02, 2016 12:37

$33.00
148921

Earliest of AUTOMOBILES Locomobile Horseless Carriages PRINTS 1900 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371773706396

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 27, 1900 * Very early automobiles * Horseless carriages This issue features one of the earliest cover presentations of an automobile to be found in any publication--and great to have in this title. Full ftpg. shows the "Locomobile" with a sectional view showing the engine, boiler & tanks, plus an illustration of it "On the Road". Yet another diagram of it inside with a detailed article as well. Very displayable issue! Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some dirtiness, to the front page, tears at the bottom margin with some loss to the bottom of the 2nd leaf.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:07

$96.00
148771

WESSON COOKING OIL Cottonseed Vegetable Pioneer David DEATH 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391601008041

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1934 * David Wesson death * Cottonseed oil pioneer * All-vegetable shortenings The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "DAVID WESSON, 73, INVENTOR, IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of David Wesson, food chemist who developed the novel process for deodorizing cottonseed oil for commercial use. 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 40 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 issu... See More  

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Ends November 19, 2016 14:48

$33.00
148623

THOMAS EDISON Famous Inventor Interview Depicted Humble Ordinary 1892 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371765537316

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1892 * Inventor Thomas Edison described as humble The top of the back page has: "Edison Isn't Proud" "His Hats & Cigars are Cheap & His Clothes are not a Bit Stuck Up". An interesting article on how "ordinary" Thomas Edison is, with a short interview with him as well (see). Four pages, very large folio size, a few minor archival mends, evenly toned, should be handled carefully.

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Ends November 16, 2016 14:36

$56.00
148426

KODAK CAMERA Roll Film Inventor George Eastman AWARD 1930 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371760369689

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1930 * George Eastman gets recognition * Kodak camera inventor - roll film This 44 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 12 that include: "EASTMAN TO GET CHEMISTRY MEDAL" "Retired Camera Manufacturer Honored by Institute for Fostering Research" "A Pioneer In His Field" and more. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning, a little margin wear and irregular along spine, generally good.

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Ends November 10, 2016 14:21

$37.00
148301

CAPTAIN JOHN DONNELLAN Landmark Murder Case Trial John Hunter 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755308218

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RUDDIMAN'S WEEKLY MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 11, 1781 * Poison or Apoplexy? The Chirurgeon’s Verdict * Captain John Donnellan guilty & hanged All of pages 1, 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 are taken up with details of the landmark case in medical jurisprudence, the trial of John Donnellan for the murder of his brother-in-law. In brief, the case is noteworthy because of the involvement of John Hunter, the famous Scottish anatomist, who was called to give expert testimony. To the fury of the judge, and in marked contrast to the other expert witnesses, all of whom stated definitively that Donellan was guilty, Hunter was reserved, offering other explanations and pointing out that the scien... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:30

$97.00
148023

THOMAS ALVA EDISON New Phonograph Invention Used in Address 1890 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371748063521

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1890 * Inventor Thomas Alva Edison The top of the last column is headed: "Edison Address Bethlehem" "He Talks to a Select Audience Through a Phonograph and Then the Band Plays" which is an interesting article on how Edison "talked" to an audience through his new phonograph (see). Four pages, evenly toned, large folio size, nice condition but must be handled carefully.

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Ends October 27, 2016 15:31

$47.00
147460

BERT HINKLER Australian Aviator Airplane Pioneer BODY FOUND Italy 1933 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371731438070

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 29, 1933 * Bert Hinkler's body recovered * Australian aviator and inventor The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "BODY OF HINKLER IS FOUND IN ITALY" with subheads and photo. (see) Hinkler went missing almost 4 months earlier during a solo flight record attempt. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 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 editi... See More  

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Ends October 08, 2016 15:00

$33.00
147202

Dalton Gang Confession, Guglielmo Marconi Telegraph - 1899 Historic Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371723493826

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1899 * Dalton Gang Member Confesses * Guglielmo Marconi's Telegraph experiments Page 2 has a report: "Telegraphing Without Wires" which reports one of Marconi's early, successful experiments in radio transmission with a message sent across the English Channel (see). Pg. 2 also has; "OUTLAW'S CONFESSION" "May Save Two Innocents Serving Life Sentences For Murder" "An Organized Band of Robbers" "Who, According to the Confession of a Member of the Gang, Have Been Guilty of Many of the Crimes Charged Against the Dalton Boys...". Eight pages, rejoined at the spine, some old tape stain near the spine. Somewhat fragile & must be handled car... See More  

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Ends September 29, 2016 08:55

$48.00
147162

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Inventor & the PHONOGRAPH Invention PRINT 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371720307412

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1878 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Phonograph invention The prime content is the nice one-third pg. illustration captioned: "The Phonograph and Its Inventor, Mr. Thomas A. Edison." showing a young Edison with his newly invented & crude looking device which was his phonograph. There is a related article on the same page headed: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" which includes: "...Every one is acquainted with his telephone, phonograph & other remarkable inventions...Mr. Edison is above the medium height & although he is only 31 years old, his iron gray hair & thoughtful eye show the effects of continued study. He is genial, liberal, and entirely unostentatious. His m... See More  

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Ends September 25, 2016 14:49

$147.00
146508

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Naval Consulting Board Chairman PHOTO 1915 Science Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391518423780

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 2, 1915 * Thomas Alva Edison The color cover shows soldiers scaling the side of a mountain. Items within include: "The Exchange of Severely Wounded Prisoners" "The Development of the Army Pistol" The Naval Advisory Board of Inventions" which includes a photo of: Thomas A. Edison, Chairman. More articles concerning the military. Complete in 36 pages and is in nice condition except for a lite library ink stamp at the top of the front page.

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Ends August 27, 2016 07:11

$48.00
146483

NEW YORK CRYSTAL PALACE 1853 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391517892293

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 20, 1853 An early issue of this still-publishing periodical. The ftpg. shows: "Iron Refining & Puddling Furnaces". Pg. 2 has lengthy text on "The Crystal Palace" in New York. Pg. 5 shows: "Brown's Improvement on Saw Mills". Sixteen pages, good condition.

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Ends August 26, 2016 15:11

$27.00
146378

THE STEAM PLOW Joseph Fawkes Agricultural Invention Testing 1859 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391516025157

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 29, 1859 * Joseph Fawkes & his steam plow Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Successful Trial Of Fawkes's Steam Plow" Text takes up 2 1/3 columns. Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice.

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Ends August 24, 2016 15:08

$28.00
146208

THOMAS EDISON Inventor Becomes Sick Ill - Prelude to Death ? 1931 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391511256270

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 2, 1931 * Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill * Prelude to his death shortly after ? The front page has a one column heading: "THOMAS EDISON ILL; DOCTOR FLIES TO HIM" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with photo. (see) Edison would die about 2 months later. Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 26 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 editio... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2016 15:17

$40.00
145992

DUGALD CLERK Two-Stroke Engine Maker & Abraham E. Lefcourt DEATHS 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391502857851

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1932 * Dugald Clerk death (1st report) * Two-stroke engine inventor * Abraham E. Lefcourt death (1st report) * Manhattan real estate developer Page 17 has a one column heading: "SIR DUGALD CLERK, INVENTOR, DEAD"" with subheads. (see) Also on the same page is: "A. E. LEFCOURT DIES SUDDENLY AT 55" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report these deaths 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... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2016 15:06

$33.00
145946

1932 ROCKET Mail Airplane Aviator REINHOLD TILING Pre Test Flight OLD Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371677205334

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 3 only, February 28, 1932 * Reinhold Tiling * German rockets pioneer Page 4 of this section has small one column headings: "German Plans Rocket Test" "Inventor of Mail Plane Will Try It This Spring" (see) Coverage on the upcoming test of the 1st rocket mail plane by Reinhold Tiling. See image for brief text here. Complete section 3 only with 8 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2016 06:12

$28.00
145797

KING CAMP GILLETTE Safety Razor Disposable Blade Invention DEATH 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391496569292

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1932 * King Camp Gillette death * Best selling safety razor inventor * Freebie marketing pioneer Page 13 has a one column heading: "K. C. GILLETTE DEAD; MADE SAFETY RAZOR" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of King Camp Gillette, inventor of the best selling version of the safety razor. 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 30 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 remai... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2016 14:13

$38.00
145770

ALEXANDER WINTON Motor Carriage Company Automobile Pioneer DEATH 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371669695642

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1932 * Alexander Winton death (1st report) * Winton Motor Carriage Company founder * Scottish-American bicycle & automobile inventor Page 21 has a one column heading: "ALEXANDER WINTON, AUTO PIONEER, DEAD" with subheads. (see) He formed one of the very first American companies to sell a motor car. 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 & stur... See More  

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Ends July 29, 2016 15:46

$34.00
145746

Great AUTOMOBILE NUMBER Color Prints & Photographs 1917 Scientific American


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391495736619

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 6, 1917 This issue features a color cover" "A Graphical Representation of the Magnitude of the Automobile Industry". Throughout the issue are various articles & photos concerning the automobile industry, however other topics are reported as well. The back page is a color advertised for "Firestone Tire" and the inside back cover is a color ad for the "Willys Knight" automobile. Complete in 56 pages, light damp staining to the bottom and right margins, generally good

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Ends July 29, 2016 14:52

$46.00
145581

Very Early 19th Century AUTOMOBILE Electric Design Diagrams 1898 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391491323449

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Nov. 26, 1898 Taking most of the front page are four illustrations and an article: "A Design For An Electric Automobile Vehicle." which is a three-wheeled bicycle with a motor on the back. Other inventions with prints and text throughout. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 23, 2016 15:49

$28.00
145255

JOHN ERNST WORRELL KEELY New Motor Vaporic Invention Scam ? 1881 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371656583606

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, October 29, 1881 * Early scam artist ? * Non steam Motor This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "The Keeley Motor Difficulty" (see) Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2016 15:44

$32.00
143679

ISAAC NEWTON LEWIS World War I Era U.S. Army Gun Inventor DEATH 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391443054558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 10, 1931 * Isaac Newton Lewis death * Lewis Gun inventor - WWI era * Osman Ali Khan & Mahatma Gandhi Page 25 has a one column heading: "COL. LEWIS, FAMOUS INVENTOR, DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Isaac Newton Lewis, United States Army officer and the invenotr of the Lewis Gun. Other news, sports and advertisements 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, libraries & institutions rather than individual... See More  

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Ends May 26, 2016 15:05

$34.00
143633

Historic TELEPHONE IINVENTION Alexander Graham Bell's Discovery 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371609468024

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 6, 1877 * Alexander Graham Bell * Invention of the telephone The front page of this issue features a nice illustration of "Bell's New Telephone", plus "Applications Of Professor Bell's New Telephone" which shows individuals using the improved device. An article titled: "The New Bell Telephone" describes the improvements made in the telephone, beginning: "Professor Graham Bell's telephone has of late been somewhat simplified in construction and also arranged in more compact portable form...". The report also summarizes the working principles of the "apparatus" and discusses how the phone can be used on a large scale or for special applications. The report... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2016 14:58

$175.00
142894

INVENTION OF TYPEWRITER John Pratt of Centre Alabama Pterotype 1867 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391422452979

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1867 * Inventor John Pratt - pterotype * Invention of the typewriter The front page has an article: "Improved Portable Photographic Apparatus" which 2 illustrations of: "Houston's Portable Photographic Camera" (see). But the most significant item in this issue is the page 3 article headed: "Type Writing Machine" which begins: "A machine by which it is assumed that a man may print his thoughts twice as fast has he can write them & with the advantage of the legibility, compactness & neatness of print, has lately been exhibited before the London Society of Arts by the inventor, Mr. Pratt, of Alabama..." (see). Depending on what source you read, John Pr... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2016 14:51

$96.00
142615

THOMAS EDISON Supports 18th Amendment Prohibition Law Enforcement 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371583352722

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 presen... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2016 13:41

$33.00
142535

MARCHESE GUGLIELMO MARCONI Marine Radiotelephone Experiments 1930 Old Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 19, 1930 * Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi * Marine radiotelephone experiments * Yacht Elettra laboratory Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Marconi Perfecting Automatic Radiophone; To Install System From Rome to Sardina" (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 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 ... See More  

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Ends April 22, 2016 14:01

$34.00
142265

CHARLES A. LINDBERGH Receives Harmon Trophy w/ Orville Wright 1928 Old Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1928 * Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh * Airplane inventor Orville Wright * Harmon Trophy presentation Page 5 has a one column heading: "LINDBERGH SHARES HONOR WITH WRIGHT" with subheads that include: "Inventor Escorts Ocean Flier to Conference Platform to Receive Harmon Trophy" and more. (see) First report coverage on Orville Wright presenting aviator Charles A. Lindbergh with the Harmon Trophy as the annual world's outstanding aviator. 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 60 pages, this is the rare rag edition that... See More  

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Ends April 10, 2016 15:58

$37.00
142222

SHORTWAVE RADIO Beam Wireless Telephone Transmission Experiments 1928 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 19, 1928 * Shortwave radio advancements * Beam wireless telephone * Transmission both ways Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Beam Radio receives Code and Speech at Once In Promising Tests of Two-Way Transmission" (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 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. A few small bi... See More  

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Ends April 09, 2016 14:48

$37.00
142031

KARL BENZ German Engine Designer & 1st Automobile Inventor DEATH 1929 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929 * Karl Benz death (1st report) * German engine designer * Inventor of 1st automobile ? * Mercedes-Benz co-founder Page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1st automobile powered by a internal combustion engine. 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 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, w... See More  

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Ends April 03, 2016 11:09

$57.00
141920

Historic TELEPHONE INVENTION Alexander Graham Bell's Discovery 1876 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 21, 1876 * Alexander Graham Bell * Invention of the telephone Page 8 has a somewhat inconspicuous report of an invention that would change society forever: the telephone. From this humble beginning the world of communication was born (although the telegraph preceded this), one which dominates our world to this day. The article, near the top of the page, is headed: "Audible Speech By Telegraph" with subheads: "Prof. A. Graham Bell's Discovery--Successful and Interesting Experiments Between Boston and Cambridgeport". The text details the conversation between Bell and Thomas Watson, including verbatim text (see), ending with: "...Conversation was then carried on for... See More  

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Ends March 31, 2016 12:35

$185.00
141650

1st Ever AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISEMENT Winton Motor Carriage Company in 1898 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 10, 1898 * 1st ever automobile advertisement (historic) * Horseless carriage This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" notes that the mentioned advertisement was the first automobile ad ever published in America. It is not the first appearance, which was in the issue of July 30, 1898. A back page advertisement is headed: "Another Lot of New Ones" and describes the "A DELIGHTFUL DRIVE" manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio". The advertisement is 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches and includes a small but nice woodcut of the car. Sixteen pages, full of... See More  

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Ends March 23, 2016 16:14

$55.00
141006

PROHIBITION 18th Eighteenth Amendment to be Repealed ? Drys Wets 1930 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1930 * Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment * Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C. The front page has a two column headline: "DRYS PORTRAY PROHIBITION AS BASIS OF PROSPERITY; EDISON AND FORD FOR LAW" with subheads. (see) Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal prohibition ? Lengthy text continues inside. 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 p... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2016 15:50

$34.00
140356

Very Early ANIMATED CARTOONS Film Making Drawings Print 1916 Science Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916 The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Film" with related photos as well (see). This gets back to the earliest period of cartoon making for motion pictures and certainly a significant issue for any collector of cartoon, animation or film history. Sixteen pages, partial embossed library stamp to a lower corner & minor loss to the lower left blank margin of the front le... See More  

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Ends February 17, 2016 08:12

$120.00
140233

Rare MILAN Erie & Huron County OHIO Village - Edison's Birthplace 1873 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MILAN ADVERTISER, Ohio, November 26, 1873 * Erie & Huron County * Thomas A. Edison birthplace This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting period advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, piece torn away along the top margin, minor light foxing, otherwise quite nice.

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Ends February 13, 2016 07:36

$34.00
138734

Very 1ST ROCKET AIRPLANE FLIGHT Fritz Von Opel's Lippisch Ente 1928 NY Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14, 1928 * Fritz von Opel - Fritz Stamer * Very 1st rocket powered aircraft flight * Lippisch Ente aircraft Page 29 has one column headings that include: "FLIES WITH ROCKETS AT TERRIFIC SPEED" "German Used Them to Propel Glider in Experiments. Berlin Press Reports" "OPEL MANTAINS SECRECY" and more. (see) First report coverage on the very 1st flight by a rocket powered aircraft. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. wikipedia notes: The Ente (German: duck) was the world’s first rocket-powered full-size aircraft. It was designed by Alexander Lippisch as a sailplane and first flow... See More  

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Ends December 27, 2015 09:00

$56.00
138340

JACK SHARKEY Beats Max Schmeling BOXING TITLE & Nikola Tesla 1932 NYC Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1932 * Jack Sharkey vs. Max Schmeling * Heavyweight boxing championship fight * Nikola Tesla - father of radio The front page has none column headings that include: "70,000 SEE SHARKEY OUTPOINT SCHMELING TO WIN WORLD TITLE", "Boston Heavyweight Triumphs Over German in 15 Rounds in New Bowl", "OFFICIALS VOTE 2 TO 1" and more (see) Much, much more on pages 28 & 29 with headlines, photos and round by round coverage. Loads of text, too much to photograph here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially here as the fight was at Madison Square Garden. Page 12 has a one column heading: "TESLA, INVENTOR, 75, ATT... See More  

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Ends December 17, 2015 09:34

$52.00
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