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Alexander Graham Bell...

Teenage Walter Chrysler writes Scientific American...



Item # 657821

November 5, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 5, 1892  An inside page has a photo captioned: "Professor Bell Talking By Telephone From New York To Chicago" with a related article (see), but the most intriguing content in this issue is extremely inconspicuous and would never be noticed for what it is. Near the back of the issue the editor would answer various questions of writers, and this issue includes response to five inquiries* from a teenage boy by the name of Walter P. Chrysler. Yes, this is the same Mr. Chrysler who would found the car company some years later. Obviously he was a bright & inquisitive young boy and destined for great things in life. See the hyperlink for the reference from the book "Life Of An American Workman" which verifies the mentioned questions were from him. Certainly an interesting item for a classic car collector likely not even known by anyone in the field.
Complete in 16 pages, small archival mend to the lower left margin of the front page, otherwise good.

* His biography states he began writing the editors of Scientific American at the age of nine.

Item from Catalog 278 (released for January, 2019)...

Category: Post-Civil War

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