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January 3, 1852
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, January 3, 1852
* Reflections on the discoveries during 1851...
* The New York World's Fair and the Crystal Palace
Patents, new inventions and discoveries, and the mid 1800's world of science is explored within the pages of this issue from early 1852. Inside has two articles of particular interest: "Progress of Discovery During 1851" and "A World&... See More
February 23, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 23, 1889. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: GUN FACTORY - WIRE TIGHTENER - BRAKE SHOE - EAR PIERCER - FIRE ESCAPE - STEP LADDER & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when ... See More
Treaty ending the French & Indian War defines the political geography for this contentious period...
Item #652420GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawren... See More
September 13, 1873
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 13, 1873 A nice issue for any ballooning enthusiast as the front page is taken up with 3 prints, the largest captioned: "The Great Transatlantic Balloon" with prints of its "aeronauts" and a detailed article. In reality they were forced to land in New England, never making it across any water, however this was the first attempt to cros... See More
July 8, 1868
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 8, 1868
* Christopher Latham Sholes
* Patent for 1st practical typewriter
Near the back is a lengthy list of the: "Official Report of Patents and Claims Issued by the United States Patent Office for the week ending June 23, 1868." One of these is the patent for the very first practical typewriter, given to C. Latham Sholes, headed:&n... See More
March 7, 1914
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 7, 1914 The color-cover front cover has "Problem of the Navy -- II. Sea Power and Our Foreign Policies The Navigating Lights of the Canal How the Lock Gates of Panama will be worked". Inside the issue is: "Waterspouts"; "A Great Brass Brain"; "Navigating Lights for the Panama Canal"; and more articles, illustrations... See More
April 11, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 11, 1896 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "M. De Morgan's Discoveries at Dahshur - Morgan Lifting a Golden Crown from the Mummy of Queen Khnemit at Dahshur". Page 2 has more on this with: "Ancient Egyptian Goldsmith's Work Discovered at Dahshur".... See More
Other prints include: "With the Northern Cheyennes" "
Other prints include: "With the Northern Cheyennes" "
October 2, 1920
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 2, 1920 The issue also contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: Representative Progress of the Past Seventy-Five Years; Seventy-Five Years of Invention; Civil engineering; Transportation by Sea and Land; Seventy-Five Years of Applied Electricity; The Rise of the Automobile; The Mastery of the Skies; From Wet Plate to Motion Pictures; and othe... See More
July 21, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1937
* Guglielmo Marconi death (1st report)
* Wireless telegraphy inventor
The front page has a one column heading: "MARCONI MOURNED BY ENTIRE WORLD" with subheads. (see) Lengthy coverage continues inside with nice pictorial.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.... See More
July 24, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 24, 1937
* Guglielmo Marconi burial (1st report)
* Wireless telegraphy inventor
The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "MARCONI BURIED; 300,000 PAY HONOR" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.... See More
October 4, 1913
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 4, 1913 The color-cover is an illustration of men working in a factory. Inside the issue is: "The New Argentine Dreadnought 'Rivadavia'"; "How Trees Are Converted Into Paper"; "How the Government Tests Paper"; "Recent Improvements in the Refrigerating Industry"; "A Car Designed for the New Subway"... See More
Item #651050THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778 Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.
The most significant co... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1745 A feature of this issue is a terrific, three page graphic representation of the: "Situation of his Majesty's Fleet & the Combined fleets of France and Spain in the Mediterranean...when Adm. Mathews made the Signal to engage the enemy..." showing the various positions of the ships (see photos). This is highly unus... See More
July 30, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1881 The front cover features "Ellithorp's Boot and Shoe Lasting Machine" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Adjustable Gun Stock"; "The Induction Balance used as a Bullet Finder"; "Maiche's Battery"; "Telescopic Views of the Great Comet of 1881"; "Trevor * Co's Slottin... See More
May 21, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1892 The front cover has "Iron and Steel in Large Buildings -- The Palace Hotel, Denver, Col." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Fast Ships in Prospect" with illustrations of "The City of Paris" and "The City of New York"; "Morris' Railway Signal"; "Improved Locomotive Steam Cr... See More
June 8, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1867 An inside page of this scientific periodical has a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake" with a related article as well. Additional articles are: "Densmore's Upright Boiler"; "Brown's Fruit Gatherer"; "Taylor and Laffeerty's Broom Head"; "White's W... See More
July 5, 1890
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 5, 1890 This paper has a dignified front page print and article: "Louis Pasteur in His Cabinet at the Pasteur Institute, Paris." The article details his discovery of the cure for rabies. Other illustrated articles within the issue include: "An Improved Wagon Brake" "Swift's Double Action & Hammerless Revolvers" &... See More
February 24, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1932
* Nikola Tesla
* Father of Radio Physics & more
Page 20 under "Letters to the Editor" are small one column headings: "THE TESLA EXPERIMENTS" "Further Light Is Sought on Conclusions Regarding the Cosmic Ray" See images for text here.
News, sports, and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, this is the rare ra... See More
April 26, 1931
ROTOGRAVURE section of the New York Times, April 26, 1931
* Harold Frederick Pitcairn
* Autogyro aircraft invention
* Collier Trophy winner
The front page of this rotogravure section only has two related photos concerning Harold Frederick Pitcairn receiving the Collier Trophy for the development of the autogyro.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #650328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Q... See More
January 12, 1920
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1920.
* Robert H. Goddard
* Rockets to the moon ?
The front page has one column headings that include: "BELIEVES ROCKET CAN REACH MOON" "Smithsonian Institution Tells of Prof. Goddard's Invention to Explore upper Air" "Multiple-Charge System" and more. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 28 p... See More
April 1, 1876
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 1, 1876 The front cover has "Rapid Transit in New York" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Sanford's Universal Emery Grinder"; "Wrightson's Animal Trap"; "Improved Incubator"; "Elevated Railway Proposed for Oxford Street, London"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements... See More
July 26, 1890
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1890 The front page has an illustrations "The Sims-Edison Electric Torpedo -- The Torpedo at Full Speed -- Sectional View of the Torpedo" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Steel Cruiser Chicago, as She Appeared in the Mediterranean"; "Redwood Logging in California"; and more illustrations, articl... See More
September 8, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 8, 1929
* John Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions
Page XX 14 (near back) has a nice banner headline: "RADIOS TELE-TALKIES CALLED SCIENTIFIC ACHIEVEMENT" with subheads and 3 related photos. (see) A very significant report during the founding of television, an invention which would change not only the worlds of entertain... See More
October 21, 1931
THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 21, 1931.
* Inventor Thomas Edison death
* Funeral - burial ceremony (day of)
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Edison Funeral Today, On Anniversary Of His Electric Light" with subheads. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 22 pages, a few small binding slits along the spine, gener... See More
May 2, 1903
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 2, 1903 The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it along with an accompanying article. Within the issue is: "The Stanley Airship"; "Powerful English Locomotive for Suburban Traffic"; "Ore Finding by Electricity"; "Condition of the Work on the... See More
April 28, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 28, 1906 The front page is of Benjamin Franklin with the caption "Your Affectionate Friend - Your Obedient Servant, B. Franklin" with an accompanying article issue inside with additional prints "Franklin's Electrical Machine","Franklin's Scientific Work", "Houdin's Bust of Franklin". Additional articles,... See More
March 3, 1900
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, March 3, 1900. This Niagara Falls Industrial Number front page of this issue contains NIAGARA FALLS POWER PLANT with additional articles: Bird's-Eye View of Niagara Fall's, Electric Railway Through Niagara Gorge, the Cantilever Railroad Bridge across Niagara Gorge and more.
Complete in 16 pages, measuring about 11 by 15 1/2 inches, has very tiny... See More
October 17, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931
* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison
* Falls into a coma - would die next day
* Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial
* Would be found guilty on this day
The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day.
Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO P... See More
April 8, 1927
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1927
* Early television tests
The top of the front page has a two headline announcing the invention of television, with: "FAR-OFF SPEAKERS SEEN AS WELL AS HEARD HERE IN A TEST OF TELEVISION" with subheads; "Life A Photo come To Life" "Hoover's Face Plainly Imaged as He Speaks in Washington" "The First Tim In History&qu... See More
June 2, 1892
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachuetts, June 2, 1892 The bottom of the front page has a illustration captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody - 'Buffalo Bill' " which is essentially an endorsement by him of a patent medicine. He had become: "...afflicted with malaria. Knowing the virtues of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, Mr. Cody sent...for this wonderful Indian remedy, & after using ... See More
May 7, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1934
* Guglielmo Marconi
* Wireless telegraph
* Villa Griffone
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Marconi Revisits Scene Of His Wireless Invention" (see) First report coverage on Guglielmo Marconi's visit to Villa Griffone for the 1st time in 30 years.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, this is... See More
January 19, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 19, 1928
* John Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Television Across Atlantic Declared a Fact; Baird's Aide Reports Faces and Hands Seen". See photos for text. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. A very significant report during the fo... See More
Item #649136THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page (see photos).
The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially... See More
August 10, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Aug. 10, 1878 This title was a totally separate, stand-alone publication from the more well-known SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. The entire front page is on: "The Art Of Preserving The Eyesight" carrying over to pg. 2 as well. The ftpg. has 5 related illustrations. A great issue for an ophthalmologist.
Also within is: "The Paris Exhibition - Th... See More
August 31, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 31, 1889 This issue contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "The Cigarette Doomed", "The McCoy Pneumatic Tool", "Fowler's Pipe and Coiling Machine", "An Improved Method of Propelling Sled's", and "Professor T. C. Mendenhall, President American... See More
September 11, 1909
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 11, 1909 The front cover of the issue is entitled "A Remarkable Grain Elevator for Discharging Vessels" with additional photos inside the issue. Within the issue is "Counting Our People by Machine"; "Termination of the Rheims Aviation Meeting"; "The Rheims Aviation Meeting"; "Dr. Cook's Discovery of the... See More
February 13, 1869
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 13, 1869 The front page has "The Gerner Patent Boiler" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Douglas' Patent Hay Loader"; "Appegate's Patent Cart Catch"; "Notes on the Velocipede"; "Weston's Patent Improved Centrifugal"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisements... See More
August 13, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 13, 1870 The front page has "Greenleaf's Improved Turn-Table" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Austin's Improved Shingle Machine"; "Lull's Friction Clutch"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in nice condition.
July 17, 1869
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 17, 1869 The front page has "Wedeking & Dueberg's Improved Brick Kiln" with accompany article. Within the issue is: "Patent Life-Saving Apparatus"; "Buell's Velocipede Spring"; "Larkin's Nursing Table"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, slight irregular l... See More
December 3, 1887
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 3, 1887 The issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Main Pumping Engine of the Boston Sewage System", "Fire Engine Tender", "Burning of Rare Animals", "Boston Drainage System - Reservoirs at Moon Island", map of the "City of Boston", "Jay... See More
October 28, 1868
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 28, 1868 The front page has "Francis' Car Heating and Ventilating Apparatus" and "Nagle's Patent Expanding Mandrel" with accompanying articles. Within the issue is "The Joy Patent Steam Hammer"; "Suspension Bridge Over The Hudson"; and additional articles and advertisements.... See More
Complete in sixteen pages
Complete in sixteen pages
December 14, 1907
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, December 14, 1907 Content includes discussion of the Senlecq Telectroscope titled: "An Apparatus for Electrical Vision". Other articles and prints include: "Some Soldering Appliances" "Preventing Frost on Show Windows" "Defects of the First British Airship" and "Soul-Houses in Egypt".
The compl... See More
February 20, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1892 The ftpg. features a great illustration captioned: "Compound Locomotive Made by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works" with a related article.
Inside prints include a fullpg. of: "The World's Columbian Exposition" "The Proposed Odd Fellows' Temple at Chicago" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound or trimmed, good... See More
February 23, 1907
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 23, 1907 This is one of their specialty issues still with the original, blue outer covers and noting: "Motor Boat Number". As would be expected there are many articles & photos within concern early boating.
Complete in 24 pages plus covers, never bound nor trimmed, in uncommonly nice, clean condition.
June 30, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 30, 1906 A great issue on something what would have much more meaning within nine years, as the full ftpg. is taken up with 3 photos of: "The Cunard Liner 'Lusitania' " which was just christened on June 7. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with an article on the ship plus another photo of it.
This is the ship that would be one of the ... See More
March 2, 1924
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1924
* Nixon Nitration Works explosion
* Edison, New Jersey
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "20 KILLED, 100 INJURED AND 12 MISSING IN NIXON, N.J., EXPLOSION WHICH WRECKS 40 BUILDINGS AND IS FELT 50 MILES AWAY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Nixon Nitration Works disaster at Edison, New Jersey.
Other news of th... See More
May 29, 1963
NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1963 Page 13 has a very notable report relating to the psychedelic era of the 1960's, being an early report of Dr. Timothy Leary. The report is headed: "OUSTED EDUCATOR REBUTS HARVARD", "Denies He Broke Pledge in Testing Drugs on Students" which is actually about Dr. Richard Alpert, however further into the article me... See More
February 3, 1879
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1879 The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Edison's Light" "Already Perfected, bug Requiring to be Cheapened" "Interesting Experiments--What the Professor Had to Say About the Gas Companies". The article takes over a full column.
Eight pages, lightly toned, nice condition.
October 12, 1877
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 12, 1877 Page 4 has: "The Evolution of Life" which espouses the work of Charles Darwin, noting in part: "The fact cannot be disputed that theories of evolution are winning favor in scientific circles...The most prominent of these theories is known as Darwinism..." with more (see).
Eight pages, nice condition.
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