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* Benjamin Franklin's lightening rod experiments
* Society Hilly (Philadelphia) and Annapolis mentions
Of great interest is the article: "Of Electricity in the Clouds", which begins: "The experiments made by Mr. Franklin & repeated in France...have, I find, given rise to an opinion that lightening is e
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
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 14, 1901 This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: "FIRST-CLASS BATTLESHIP KENTUCKY" "WISCONSIN" "MAINE" "GEORGIA" "ARKANSAS" "CALIFORNIA" "ST. LOUIS" and much more, plus related text.
Complete with scatter l... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878
* Thomas Alva Edison
Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".
Complete in 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More
* Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st President of Israel
The front page has a very significant one column heading: "Weizmann Named Head of Jewish State" (see) First report coverage on Chaim Azriel Weizmann becoming the first president of the State of Israel.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
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 i... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee surrenders
* Battle of Appomattox Court House
An inside page has over a full column taken up with a report headed: "THE GREAT VICTORY" which is an editorialized report concerning the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox (see).
The report concludes with: "The surrende... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 18, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg - Pennsylvania
* Robert E. Lee's Northern invasion
Although not expected in this scientific journal, page 3 does contain a report mentioning the battle of Gettysburg although lacking the detail expected in a daily newspaper (see).
Under the heading: "Major-General George Gordon Meade", a portion of the ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 31, 1903 The front cover of the issue is entitled "A New Derrick or 'Grasshopper' Elevator for Unloading Grain from Vessels" which is comprised of two illustrations with an additional illustration within the issue. Within the issue is: "Test of the 16-inch Army gun at Sandy Hook"; "The Landing of the Honolulu End of the ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 14, 1888 The front cover has "Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel - General View of the Operations" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The New Steamship City of New York - 10,500 Tons, 560 Feet Length"; "The Roman Aqueduct at Nimes"; "The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch" and more articles, illustrations and ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1882 The front page is "The Manufacture of Opium" which is comprised of six illustrations with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Drain Cutter"; "Taylor's Cutter Bar for Reapers and Mowers"; "Tasker's Improved Thompson Pulverizer"; "John Scott Russell"; "Microscopical Ex... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1870 The front page has "Suspension Bridge over the Alleghany River at Pittsburgh, PA" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Vandenvinne's Patent Steam Excavator"; "Hotte's Improved Coffeepot"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in good nice condition.... See More
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 2, 1932
* John Cockcroft & Ernest Walton
* 1st splitting of the atom - atomic nucleus
Near the bottom of the front page has a very historic report which notes the very beginning of the "atomic age" with a two column heading: "Big Scientific Achievement Hailed in Splitting of Atom" with subhead. (see) See the hyperlink w... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1877 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: MANUFACTURING OF SILVERWARE - BRYANT VASE - CALCULATING MACHINE - FIRE ESCAPE & much more, with related text.
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 ad... See More
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, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on v... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 21, 1935
* Charles Lindbergh & Dr. Alexis Carrel
* Perfusion pump (artificial heart) invention
* Albert Einstein gets Harvard honorary degree
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Carrel, Lindbergh Develop Device To Keep Organs Alive Outside Body" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the invention of the Carrel-Lindbergh perfus... See More
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 & communicat... See More
* Rare engraving of a Maryland slave
* Woman soldier Hannah Snell
This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...ca
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 9, 1907 The cover has "The Telharmonium - An Apparatus for the Electrical Generation and Transmission of Music" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "The Passing of American Square--Rigged Vessels"; "A High-Speed Bavarian Locomotive"; "The Opium Industry"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
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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, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high qu... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1786
* Wabash Confederacy - Indians
* Benjamin Franklin invention
Inside has over one-third of a column headed: "American News" which includes talk of Indian troubles in Virginia, and that: "...All the Indians on & about the Wabash are for war...Those on the Tenasee disturb our eastern & southern frontiers..." with mo... See More
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 ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1927
* John Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions
This 150+ page newspaper has a banner headline on page xx5 (near back): "HOW BAIRD SEES THROUGH SPACE BY RADIO; Scotch Inventor Holds the Secret of Television in His Sensitive Photo-Electric Cell--He Transmits Images Nine Miles and Adds 'Looking In' to 'Listening In&... See More
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... See More
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 9, 1957
* Sputnik 1 in orbit success... World's 1st orbiting artificial satellite
* Space race begins
This 14 page newspaper has various headlines on the front page that include: " 'Ike' Defends US Program For Satellite" and more (see photos).
This event shocked the American scientific community and sufficiently sc... See More
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... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 7, 1914 The front page has "Waterspouts" with three illustrations. Inside the issue is: "A Great Brass Brain"; "Navigating Lights for the Panama Canal"; "How the Locks of the Panama Canal are Operated"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in thirty pages and in very good condition. ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 3, 1905 The front cover has "History and Present Status of the Panama Canal" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Electric Mail Automobiles"; "Electric Dead Reckoner in Use on Yacht 'Valhalla'"; "The Grubb Gun-Sight"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in twenty page... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 29, 1907
* Robert H. Goddard article
* Gyroscopes for steering
* Very early at 24 years old
Inside has a nearly half page article titled: "The Use Of The Gyroscope In The Balancing And Steering Of Aeroplanes" by Robert H. Goddard (see). This was Goddard's first published article, written when he was just 24 years old and a ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 15, 1878
* Thomas Alva Edison
The top of page 6 has column heads: "The Newsograph" "A Most Remarkable Application of Edison's Last Patent" "The Device of a Park Philosopher for Bringing the Word's News To Every Man's Home". This is an interesting article on a man's idea of bringing "verbal" news int... See More
THE WORLD, New York, March 20, 1878
* Thomas Edison - inventions
* Menlo Park, New Jersey
The front page has most of a column headed: "Inventor Edison's Last" "A Machine that Will Be Of Immense Value For Various Purposes". This interesting article is a nice interview with Thomas Edison in which he apologizes to the reporting for not being able to show him his l... See More