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THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1926
* First television transmission
* John Logie Baird
On the website: "Television History - The first 75 Years" is found: "On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frit... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 13, 1885
* Completed construction of the Statue of Liberty
The entire front page is a great, detailed illustration captioned: "The Statue Of Liberty As It Will Appear When Completed" showing it on its pedestal on Bedloe's Island, New York harbor. Inside has 1 1/2 pages of text and prints on the Statue, several showing the: "Elevati... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884 Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."
Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (s... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 12, 1895 The front page features a photo of Louis: "Pasteur" with a lengthy article on him as well. Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The Armored Cruiser Brooklyn, Launched at Philadelphia, October 2, 1895" and: ... See More
LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 6, 1993
* Frank Zappa death (1st report)
* American musician - activist - filmmaker
* "The Mothers of Invention" rock band
The front page has a one column heading: "Frank Zappa, Iconoclast of Rock, Dies at 52" The article carries over to page 22 and includes a photo of him.
Great to have this report in a newspaper from the home of the ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Oct. 25, 1913
* Gordon Bennett Trophy (aeroplanes)
A great aviation issue as the ftpg. is entirely taken up with a photo: "Front end of machine on which Prevost won the Gordon Bennett Cup". Two inside pages have more on: "The Rheims Aviation Meeting & the Gordon Bennett Cup Races - The Winners & Their Machines"
Complete i... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1946
* John Logie Baird death
* Father of the television
The top of page 21 has one column headings: "JOHN L. BAIRD DIES; TELEVISION LEADER" "British Inventor Produced One of the First Practical Sets--Borrowed Money to Start" with photo of Baird. (see) First report coverage on the death of John Logie Baird, father of the television.
Other n... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 23, 1895
* Nikola Tesla's electricity experiments
* Alternating currents - waves w/ print
Great issue on the early automobile era with the front page having illustrations of: "A Steam Tricycle" with a related article, and also: "The Electric Carriage of M. Jeantaud" with a lengthy article as well.
Much inside on the l... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 26, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
This is a terrific issue on Edison's newly invented phonograph machine, taking half of page 3 & over half of pg. 4 including four illustrations. The article is headed: "THE PHONOGRAPH" with subheads: "Lectures by Professor J. W. S. Arnold" "Character... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 23, 1910 Front cover is "Rougier Flying Across the Bay of Monaco in His Voisin Biplane" with accompanying article inside the issue. Also inside the issue are: "Model Motor-Boat Racing"; "An Automatic Projecting Lantern with Electrical Control"; "The Inventor of Diving Armor"; and more illustrations, articles and advertise... See More
* Crossing the Atlantic by Plane
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Can the Atlantic Ocean Be Crossed In an Aeroplane", "Rice Terraces New Bannaue", "Savage Irrigat
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 9, 1910
* Early airplanes
The front page features several photos from: "The Olympia Aero Exhibition at London" as well as several more pages of airplane photos. Also: "The Oil Fields of the Gulf of Mexico" which includes a map; "The South Pole - the Coming Antarctic Expeditions" which would hav... See More
The prints shown (see photos) are captioned: "Diagram
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., July 25, 1903
* Gordon-Bennett Cup automobile race photos
* Athy, Kildare County, Irleand
Full front page has two photos: "The Automobile Race In Ireland For The Gordon-Bennett Trophy."
Inside has a report about the race that includes six more photos.
Other topics with photos and prints throughout this 16 page issue. Good condition.
wikipedia no... See More
Other prints inside include: "The Terrible Fire at the Charity Bazar in Paris" "The Centennial Jubilee of the High Hat" "Centrifugal Pumping Engines for the Union Dry Dock, Newport" &quo
Prints & articles inside include: "William Denny" "New Water Works of Katatbeh" "Havre Exhibition Building" "Garson's Improved Suspens
All patents issued were published as such in Scientific American, an
Prints inside include: "Wild Grape Vines in the upper San Joaquin Valley, California", "Proposed Bridge Across the Rhine at Bonn", "The Collapse of Saint Catherine's Tunnel
* Henry Morton Stanley
The ftpg. has two prints on the noted African explorer Henry Stanley one showing his arrival at Cairo, Egypt. The article is headed: "Mr. Stanley's Latest African Discoveries" carrying over to page 2.
Other prints include: "The Screw Tug Kathleen" "The First Train Over t
A wealth of science-relat
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 3, 1894 This is the front leaf only with most of it taken up with very nice prints captioned; "DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE BELL TELEPHONE". Nice to have details displayed on the cover of this 1800's scientific publication.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1917 The colored cover is entitled "Aboard the Merchant Submarine 'Deutschland'" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Facts About the Panama Canal"; "Where Science Joins Hands with Art - The Modern Taxidermy as Revealed in San Francisco's Great New Museum"; and more articles, illustrati... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 3, 1902 The front page features six illustrations of "Some Continental Underground Roads (subways)" with an accompanying article inside. Articles within the issue are: "An Aeroplane Airship under Construction for the British War Office"; "Powerful Locomotive for Suburban Service"; Zuni, An Ancient City of The Pueblos"; and... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881
* Thomas Alva Edison
* Electric light patent #
Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was th... See More
Sixteen pages, a
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884 The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.
A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, bit of browning at the... See More
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.
Other news, spo... See More
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 f... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 5,1887 The front page features "Mr. Henry M. Stanley Experimenting with the Maxim Automatic Machine Gun." Inside the issue are: "Laboratory Tromp and Other Apparatus"; "Dickiesons' Binding File"; "Cousins Child's Tray"; "The Vesuvious Observatory"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisement... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 2, 1868. The front page features "Reynolds' Steam Condensing and Water Elevating Engine". Inside the issue are: "Selfridge's Patent Washing Machine"; "Gear's Variety Planing and Molding Machine"; "Hattan's Patent Fireplace"; "Dimock's Thermo-Annuciator"; and additional illustrations, artic... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 8, 1851 The front page has two illustrations of a "Steam Engine Regulator". Inside the issue are illustrations of "Erricsson's Caloric Engine" and "A Cheap Cottage". Also inside is the ruling of an infringement of patent case dealing with the McCormick's Reaper. Additional articles and advertisements are within as ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 27, 1931
* Robert H. Goddard
* Rocket airplane invention
* w/ illustration
Page XX4 (near back) 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.
Other news... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893
* Thomas Alva Edison
* DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)
Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 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) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire s... See More
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Dec. 19, 1903
* Famous Wright Brothers flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
* Orville & Wilbur Wright - Historic 1st report on the airplane
Page 7 has a relatively inconspicuous report which announces one of the more significant events of the early 20th century: manned flight. The one column heads include: "IS A REAL FLYING MACHINE" "O... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, section 3 only, May 27, 1928 Page 4 of this section has a very interesting article: "Transport By Rocket" sees the possibility of using rocket propulsion for more earthly travel, noting: "...Out of Max Valier's dram of rocketing from star to star comes this entirely new automobile & the promise of experimental railway cars and planes capable of making speeds ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 25, 1910 In an age when the railroad was transportation king, and the airplane was the next great transportation adventure, the front page could not be better. The full pg. is taken up with a print captioned: "Hamilton's biplane traveling above & beside the locomotive of the special train during his flight from New York to Philadelphia and ret... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 4, 1912 The ftpg. is taken up with a very curious photo of: "The 'Beetle'--A New French Monoplane with Turnable Wings", one of the many now-comical contraptions many thought would revolutionize manned flight. A related article with more prints inside.
Page 23 has an article: "A Tribute to the Engineers of the 'Titanic' "... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 6, 1931
* Harold Frederick Pitcairn
* Autogyro aircraft invention
* Collier Trophy winner
Page 23 has a one column heading: "PITCAIRN IS WINNER OF COLLIER TROPHY" with subhead and photo. (see) First report coverage on Harold Frederick Pitcairn winning the Collier Trophy for the development of the autogyro. I suspect this is one of the few publications to... See More