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Item #638567THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1752 Items of interest in this issue include a nice print of: "The Porcelain Manufactory at Worcester" with the River Severn in the foreground. "Of the Man with the Iron Mask" "Ancient Forms of Mourning" "History of the Incas, Concluded" "Remarkable Cure by Electricity" "Cause of the Au... See More
March 15, 1878
NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1878
* Chief Sitting Bull
* On the Warpath
* Thomas A. Edison
The front page has: "Sitting Bull And His Band" which includes: "...that he and his people are not on the verge of starvation as represented, but in fine condition...His followers have plenty of arms & ammunition...He does not want to surrender but evinces a strong desire to go ... See More
April 7, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 7, 1906 This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: "The Wright Aeroplane and Its Performances", "Pennsylvania Railroad's Extension To New York And Long Island - The Long Island City Power Station", "How Artificial Teeth are Made", "Ants and Their Ways", "Electric Traction On The Simplon Railw... See More
September 14, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 14, 1867 This issue has a 1/3 page illustration "The Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine, No. 1., Employed by the New York Fire Department" with an accompanying article "Steam Fire Engines". Also within this issue is:"Howard's Patent Horse Rake"; "Franklin's Suspended Lever Scale"; and additional illu... See More
September 3, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1892 The front cover is captioned: "The New High-Service Water Tower, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Prospect Park Plaza". Within the issue are: "Betten's Rotary Engine" "J. J. Astor's Pneumatic Road-Cleaning Machine" "Abbot Rousselot's Apparatus for Inscribing Speech" "Masthead Electric Illumination"... See More
January 22, 1898
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1898 The front cover is a large print captioned: "The Edison Magnetic Concentrating Works - The Giant Rolls" with additional illustrations & text inside. Also inside: "An Improved Telephone Transmitter" "The King Gasoline Launch Engine" "The Mietz & Weiss Kerosene Engine" and many more articles, ... See More
July 31, 1934
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 newspr... See More
May 8, 1691
MERCURIUS REFORMATUS, OR THE NEW OBSERVATOR, London, England, June 19, 1691
* 17th century original
* Rare title
A quite uncommon newspaper done in question/answer format, whereby a topic, or topics, are raised and then discussed. The topics indicated under the masthead in this issue are: 1. One would have expected the French King in person at this time as the Head of his ... See More
October 19, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 19, 1867 The front page has an article headed: "Obituary" on the death of Elias Howe, Jr., the inventor of the sewing machine. The front page includes a nice illustration of Howe. Inside the issue is "The French Iron-Clad Ram 'Taureau'";"Minor & Ward's Road Repairing Machine and Cotton Land Ridger"; and addi... See More
May 21, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1870 The front cover has "Newell's Oscillating Sofa, Table and Couch for Vessels" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Deep-Sea Piers for a Proposed Bridge to Cross the British Channel"; "Komp's Combined Punching and Eyelet-Inserting Machine"; "Leonard's Tool Holder and Grindstone Dressing Ma... See More
May 23, 1934
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 o... See More
February 4, 1927
NEW YORK TIMES, February 4, 1927
* Early television tests
* John Logie Baird
Page 6 has one column headlines that include: "GLASGOW LISTENS TO SOUND OF FACES" "Television Inventor Shows How Image of Every Substance Emits Distinctive Refrain" "Baird Describes Research" and more. See photos for text.
This was a very significant report concerning the foundi... See More
December 13, 1884
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 13, 1884 The front page has 2 very nice prints of a gatling gun-type device captioned: "The Maxim Self-Acting Machine Gun" with a related article on the front page. The article continues inside where are 3 more illustrations of the gun.
Other articles within include: Tallichet's Improved Refrigerating Car", a text report on Putnam... See More
October 28, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1899 Inside has a nice photo of: "The Winton Racing Vehicle" with a related article. Other prints include: "Wireless Telegraphy at the Yacht Races" "Great Pier at Pot Los Angeles" 'The Isthmus, Catalina Island".
Eight pages, perforated library stamp at the top, various mends near the margins some effecting prints... See More
May 23, 1874
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1874 Among the prints within is a very nice, full page print: "Road & Railway Bridge Over the Mississippi, at Keokuk, Iowa". Other prints include: "McGinty's Picket Fence" "Improved Work Holder for Lathes" "The Albion Boiler" and more.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
February 3, 1872
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 3, 1872 Within this issue is a 3/4 page illustration: "Ice Boating on the Hudson River" which would be very displayable. Other articles and illustrations include: "Fitt's New Road Steamer" "The Shaw & Justice Dead Stroke Power Hammer" and much more.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
February 17, 1930
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 advertis... See More
June 30, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 30, 1888 The ftpg. shows: "New Bridge Over Kill Van Kull--The Largest Draw in the World". This bridge connected New Jersey & New York via Staten Island.
Inside has an illustration captioned: "Execution by Electricity, Shortly to Be Introduced in N.Y. State" with a related article on the details headed: "Execution by Electricit... See More
October 14, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of: "Fifty Years of International Yacht Racing" showing the 'Columbia' and the 'Shamrock' with more photos & a related article inside. Inside also has a photo of: "An Electric Demi-Coach", an early automobile, and one of an Egyptian war chariot.... See More
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June 11, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 11, 1892
* Early American lighthouses prints
The full front page is taken up with many illustrations captioned: "The United States Lighthouse Establishment" with a related article inside. Inside also has various other articles & illustrations of the latest inventions & improvements of the day.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed... See More
February 2, 1934
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 pa... See More
June 18, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1881 The front cover of the issue is entitled "Professor A. E. Dolbear's New Telephonic System" which is comprised of several illustrations. Within the issue is "Feast of Strange Fish"; "Photographing the Vibrations of the Voice" and many more articles and advertisements.
Sixteen pages, minor loss at the blank lower m... See More
June 4, 1910
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 4, 1910
* Firefighting - firetrucks
The front page is captioned: "Fire Fighting Without Fire Engines" which shows the use of the new fire hydrant system (see).
Within the issue: "A Commercial Rotary Engine" "A Giant Ruhmkorff Coil" "How to Escape from a Sunken Submarine" "Alexander Graham Bell and the Tel... See More
Item #636659HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1878 Featured in this issue is an article "The Hot Springs of Arkansas". Other articles are: "A Glimpse of Prague"; "Sappho"; "On the Welsh Border"; "Life on Broadway"; "Popular Exposition of Some Scientific Experiments"; "A Turko-Russian War; A Year of American Travel"... See More
November 2, 1901
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, November 2, 1901 The front page of this issue has five photos of "Boston's New Elevated Railroad." The largest photo shows the interior of the north terminal of Sullivan Square Station. A related article is inside. Other articles include: Four-Motor Equipments; The Bursting of Fowling Pieces; The Great Caisson Employed in Building the Drydock... See More
September 20, 1880
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: &quo... See More
October 15, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 15, 1892 The front page shows: "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic", celebrating the 400th anniversary. Items inside include: "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan" "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car" "Edison's Pat... See More
November 16, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1878 The front page has a nice print of: "Captain Ericsson's New Torpedo Boat, the Destroyer" with a detailed article as well. Many other unrelated prints inside as well including several of early engines, a nice print of the: "Locomotive for the Metropolitan Elevated Railway, New York City" "Some Modifications of the Micro... See More
May 5, 1883
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 5, 1883 The entire front page features nice prints of the: "New Freight Steamer City of Fall River", with detailed text as well. Other items inside include: "Improved Double Cylinder Air Compressor" "Parker's Steam Digger" "Hill's Universal Grinding Machine" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, g... See More
February 9, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895 A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More
August 11, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877 The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".
S... See More
June 29, 1912
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, June 29, 1912, New York The front cover is a photo of "George Westinghouse, Engineer and Inventor" with an accompanying article inside the issue. Inside the issue is: "A Journey in a Passenger-carrying Zeppelin Airship"; "The Galveston Causeway"; "New Ideas About Lightning"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements... See More
August 18, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860 The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More
July 23, 1864
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 23, 1864 The front page contains an illustration of the "Appleby's Breech-Loading Repeating Rifle" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Ritchie's Liquid Ship's Compass"; "Abbe's Piston Packing", "Eley's Manure-Spreader", "Collin's Floating Derrick" as well additional a... See More
January 8, 1954
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 M... See More
August 4, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877
* Brooklyn Bridge - East River
* Under construction print
The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More
August 11, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 11, 1906 The front page of the issue is captioned: "The American Flamingo and Its Curious Nest of Mud" with additional photos inside . Within the issue is "Novel Types of French Commercial Automobiles"; and many more articles and advertisements. Also within is a quarter-page Coca-Cola advertisement.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #636185GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780
* General George Washington's army
* Morristown, New Jersey
* South Carolina events
The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.
Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War,... See More
April 29, 1933
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 ... See More
February 29, 1908
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--"Sportsman Number", New York, Feb. 29, 1908 See the photo for the great color cover featuring an outdoor sports theme. The front page is a photo of: "Mountaineering In the Himalayas". Much of the content within has a sporting theme.
Complete in 24 pages plus covers, minimal wear at the edges, nice condition.
January 5, 1901
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 5, 1901 The ftpg. has six photos of: "The Raisin Industry Of California" showing fields, workers picking & drying raisins, the packing process, etc. The report: "California Raisin Culture" talks about the industry at Fresno.
Also in the issue are: "A Pyrotechnic Fire-Alarm" "New French Armored Cruiser 'Montcal... See More
January 20, 1894
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 20, 1894 Ftpg. has three illus: "New Optical Lantern And Electric Lamp" a device used in photo-lithography and copying, micro photography, for theatrical effects & any application where artificial light was desired. This articles carries to an inside page where is a print of the: "Dissolving View Lantern" (see).
Sixteen pages, neve... See More
September 7, 1878
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 d... See More
February 9, 1907
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1907 The front page has four photos of: "The Somersaulting Automobile", a carnival attraction where the vehicle actually circles in the air. Other items in the issue are: "The Accident to the Stanley Steam Racing Car at Ormond Beach" "The Somersaulting Automobile"; "The Battleship of the Future" & so much more... See More
February 6, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 6, 1915 The front color-cover is an illustration entitled "Ware Issue No. 5 - Our National Defences" and shows troops in the snow. Inside the issue is: "The United States Dreadnought 'Arkansas'"; I - The United Stated an Undefended Treasure Land"; "The Navy - Our First Line of Defense"; "The Art of Deception in... See More
June 12, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 12, 1915 The front cover is an illustration entitled "Using the Searchlight to Repel a Night Attack". Inside the issue is: "The Italian Navy"; "The Use of Poisonous Gases in Warfare"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages and in good condition. Never bound.
December 4, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 4, 1915 The color-cover is an illustration of soldiers using a searchlight to find zepplins. Inside the issue is: "The Intermittent Waterfall"; "Recent German Naval Construction"; The Future of Radio Telephony"; "The Passing of the Steam Locomotive"; "The Manufacture of English 12-Inch Guns"; "Electricity in ... See More
May 1, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 1, 1915 The color-cover is of soldiers firing a gun from a moving train. Inside the issue is: "The Submarine as a Commerce Destroyer"; "The Rifles of European Fighters"; "The Bullets of the Fighting Nations"; "The Mechanics of Convalescence"; "Protecting a Retreating Army"; "Recent Pictures from both Fighting... See More
March 27, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 27, 1915 The cover is entitled "A Fast Monorail Train Crossing a Valley" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Rescue Company No. 1 of the New York Fire Department"; "The Principles of Radio-Telephony"; "Building a Lighthouse on Shifting Sand"; "The Superheated Steam Unit"; "Radio Telephone an... See More
December 20, 1913
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 20, 1913 The color-cover is entitled "The Lofty Crow's Nest of an Ocean Liner". Inside the issue is: "The Fifth Award of the Scientific American Medal"; "Inspecting Track Scales for the United States Government"; "A Fort That Travels on Wheels"; "Atlantic Steamships -- A Retrospect"; "How Many ... See More
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