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198082

Historic BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Kite Flying Experiment ELECTRICITY 1752 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374085529859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described 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. The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially a different and easier one at Philadelphia: "...success of the Philadelphia experiment for drawing the electrical fire from clouds by means of pointed rods of iron erected on high buildings, &c., and it may agreeable to inform the curious that the same experiment has succeeded in Philadelphia, tho made in a differ... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2022 12:29

$680.00
198037

DAVID RITTENHOUSE Astronomer Inventor Mathematician & More DEATH 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374084082231

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 20, 1796  Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns devoted to the life of David Rittenhouse, who recently died. Rittenhouse was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the United States Mint. The report begins: "As the Philadelphia papers of last week announce the death of that worthy and ingenious man, it may not be improper to give our readers some account of this remarkable character..." then proceeding with much text on his life & his achievements. The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania ... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2022 14:22

$48.00
198027

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention w/ PRINT 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374084079669

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878  * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Page 3 has a nice 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 idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with the machine since its inception, it is still impossible for us to listen to it without a feeling of astonishment and a well defined doubt that our senses are not deceiving us. The extreme simplicity of the contrivance enhances this notice...". The report continues providing a detailed descript... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2022 14:18

$184.00
197961

"HOTDOG MAN" King Inventor of Hot Dog Harry M. Stevens DEATH 1934 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374079234589

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1934 * Harry M. Stevens death * Inventor of the hot dog * "Hotdog Man" King * Food concessionaire The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HARRY STEVENS, 'HOT DOG KING,' DIES AT 78" with subheads. (see) Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 16, 2022 08:17

$40.00
197936

NIKOLA TESLA Father of Radio - REMOTE CONTROLLED BOAT w/ Diagrams 1898 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394073369065

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898 * Inventor Nikola Tesla * Radio remote controlled boat Great issue on the early radio remote control. Page 6 has a fascinating article with 3 related diagrams on the recent invention of Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat. (see) Other inventions of the day throughout. Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 13, 2022 07:48

$117.00
197820

HIRAM MAXIM'S Heavier Than Air FLYING MACHINE Flight Invention 1894 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061348635

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 6, 1894  An inside page has a large illustration of: "MR. MAXIM'S FLYING MACHINE" with considerable related text. Note: Hiram S. Maxim's "airplane" became the first "heavier than air" machine to take flight under its own power (source: Wikipedia). More can be read about this flying machine though the University of Houston's website. Additional illustrations and text regarding inventions and the progress/development related to technology, machinery, tools, etc. during this era are also found throughout. Sixteen pages, small mend at the bottom of the front page, nice condition.

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:47

$98.00
197809

First Ever AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISEMENT Winton Motor Carriage Company 1898 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061339938

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1898  * Very 1st ever automobile advertisement * Horseless carriage (historic) A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America. This same (or extremely similar) ad appeared in some later issues of this magazine but this was the very first appearance. A back page advertisement is headed: "Dispense With A Horse" and describes the fine features of the "Winton Motor Carriage" manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio". It measures 2 1/8 by 2 3/8 inches and includes a small but nice engraving of a cou... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:42

$245.00
197792

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Electricity Experiments in America 1750 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061333748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  * Early Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin. Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An Historical & Chronological List of the Most Eminent Painters" taking nearly 3 pages; "To find the Magnetick Poles" which includes an illustration; "Precautions requir'd in Inoculation" and much more. Also a full page article: "The Pelican of America" which includes a half page print of it. The two plates ... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:29

$70.00
197713

(9) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN American Civil War Era INVENTIONS Prints 1865 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394055584949

Offered are 9 original, historic, & collectible old magazines: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment. Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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Ends June 02, 2022 09:25

$56.00
197570

(5) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN American Civil War Era INVENTIONS Prints 1862 Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374041402297

Offered are 5 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1862, each contains within a print related to the Civil War as well as a wealth of other prints not war-related. Additionally there are news reports from the war, typically found on page 2 but some reports may be further within. Each issue complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.

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Ends May 25, 2022 13:28

$76.00
197417

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Poem w/ Electric Lightning Rod Mention 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394036395976

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754  * A poem to Benjamin Franklin * Mention of his lightning rod Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753". At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one reading: "By the application of a rod of iron, or a wire, the effect of thunder and lightning is prevented." and the other: "The steeple and organ of St. Philip's church at Charles Town [Charleston] have been twice damaged by lightning." Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including an item under "Plantat... See More  

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Ends May 18, 2022 13:14

$88.00
197362

THOMAS EDISON Inventor Becomes Sick Ill - Prelude to Death ? 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394032497866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DETROIT NEWS, August 2, 1931 * Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill * Prelude to his death shortly after ? The front page has a great banner headline: "EDISON RALLIES AFTER COLLAPSE" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Edison would die about 2 months later. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication. Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such.

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Ends May 15, 2022 08:47

$52.00
197277

KARL BENZ German Engine Designer & 1st Automobile Inventor DEATH 1929 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374016640245

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929 * Karl Benz death (1st report) * German engine designer * Inventor of 1st automobile ? * Mercedes-Benz co-founder Page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1st automobile powered by a internal combustion engine. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotto... See More  

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Ends May 11, 2022 10:53

$57.00
197136

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Inventor & the PHONOGRAPH Invention PRINT 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394018158929

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1878  * Inventor Thomas A. Edison * Phonograph invention The prime content is the nice one-third pg. illustration captioned: "The Phonograph and Its Inventor, Mr. Thomas A. Edison." showing a young Edison with his newly invented & crude looking device which was his phonograph. There is a related article on the same page headed: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" which includes: "...Every one is acquainted with his telephone, phonograph & other remarkable inventions...Mr. Edison is above the medium height & although he is only 31 years old, his iron gray hair & thoughtful eye show the effects of continued study. He is genial, liberal, and entirely unostentatious. His mind, day and night, is on h... See More  

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Ends May 05, 2022 11:30

$147.00
196958

18th Century ITALY MAP Battle of Culloden SONG Electricty Experiments 1747 News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394003336229

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1747  * Foldout map of Italy * Foldout plate of Westminster Hall * Song celebrates battle of Culloden victory * Early electricity experiments One of the better articles in this issue is: "Considerations on the State of the Spanish Affairs in their American Dominions" which takes over 2 pages. Over a full pg. is taken up with: "Electrical Experiments Proposed". Among the "Poetical Essays" is one titled: "A Hymn for the 9th of October 1746 being the Thanksgiving day for the Victory over the Rebels at Culloden" which was essentially the end of the Jacobite Rebellion. Included is the nice & very detailed foldout map of: "ITALY..." measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and is in ver... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2022 13:12

$117.00
196865

BIZARRE Doctors Attemprting to Revive Corpses w/ ELECTRICITY 1880 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393999008227

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 1880  Page 3 has a very curious article headed: "Dissection Of Murderers" "Experiments Upon the Men Who Were Hung at Murfreesboro Last Friday". The article goes into some detail on the doctors' attempt to revive the corpses using electricity. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends April 22, 2022 14:45

$33.00
196821

NIKOLA TESLA Father of Radio Cosmic Rays Letter to the Editor 1932 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373986522689

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

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Ends April 21, 2022 09:30

$45.00
196784

STATE OF DESERET CONSTITUTION Mormons & Great Seal of California 1849 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393991113123

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1849  * State of Deseret Constitution * Mormons - Mormonism - Utah * Great Seal of California adopted The front page has an article which includes a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Seal of the State of California" and a related article which begins: "The Convention yesterday adopted the above design of a Great Seal for the new state of California. The credit of its invention is mainly due to Major R. S. Garnett of the Army..." with more text. Save for a very very minor alterations this is the same seal used by California today, and their website notes its various portions: "Under the gaze of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom, a miner works near the Sacramento River. A gr... See More  

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Ends April 17, 2022 12:42

$420.00
196771

JOHANN PHILIPP REIS German Inventor TELEPHONE Invention Print 1876 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393991109757

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876   * Johann Philipp Reis * German scientist & inventor * Make-and-break telephone The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of  the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other articles with prints. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends April 17, 2022 12:35

$52.00
196769

KING CAMP GILLETTE Safety Razor Disposable Blade Invention DEATH 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373981520710

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1932 * King Camp Gillette death * Best selling safety razor inventor * Freebie marketing pioneer Page 13 has a one column heading: "K. C. GILLETTE DEAD; MADE SAFETY RAZOR" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of King Camp Gillette, inventor of the best selling version of the safety razor. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the... See More  

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Ends April 17, 2022 12:33

$42.00
196047

Early ALBERT EINSTEIN Physics & his Theory of Relativity PROVEN 1919 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373925449974

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper:  NEW YORK TIMES, November 9, 1919  * Very early Albert Einstein * Theory of Relativity proved Page 6 begins with an article which, in scientific circles, is definitive proof of Einstein's theory of relativity. As background, in 1916 Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity in full mathematical detail. That opened the window on a radically new framework for physics, abolishing established notions of space and time and replacing Newton’s formulation of the laws of gravity. Einstein’s revolution was to change the course of science; but in the years immediately after publication, there was no definitive observational evidence that his theory was correct. But an eclipse in 1919 gave opportunity to prove ... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2022 12:59

$98.00
196032

JACOBITE Risings REBELLION Lord Lovat Charged w/ TREASON 1746 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373925439674

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746  * Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat * Jacobite Rebellion conspirator The front page has a notable item concerning the end of the  Jacobite Rebellion: "Yesterday the articles of impeachment of High Treason against Simon Lord Lovat, were exhibited by the Hon. House of Commons to the House of Peers. And an order was made by the House of Lords for bringing up the said Lord from the Tower to the bar of that House this day to hear the said articles of Impeachment read to him...We hear, that among the articles of Impeachment it is mentioned that in the year 1743 the above said Lord accepted of a patent from the Pretender for creating him Duke Fraser, as also...a commission from th... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2022 12:48

$67.00
194235

First THOMAS SELFRIDGE w/ Orville Wright 1st Airplane DEATH 1908 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393688690602

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908  * Orville Wright Injured * Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed * 1st powered airplane fatality Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where the experiments were made". The article goes on to list Lieutenant Selfridge as the one who died in the crash, making him the first to die in an airplane crash. Complete in twelve pages, loose along the spine with (typical) binding holes, a few small archival mends, and quite brittle. Average fragility for the era. Page 5 has been placed on the top for ... See More  

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Ends March 08, 2022 14:59

$62.00
195933

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY Ivy League 150th Anniversary Buildings PHOTOS 1896 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393913860548

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896  * Princeton University * Prints - illustrations 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 right margin of te ftpg., good condition.

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Ends March 04, 2022 09:54

$43.00
195899

CRYOTRONS Superconductivity Magnetic Field COMPUTERS Invention 1957 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373915041820

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1957 * Invention of the Cryotron - Dudley Allen Buck * Superconductivity - magnetic fields * Bill Haley & His Comets touch down in London Near the bottom of the front page is a three column photo with heading: "Cryotrons May Lead to Computers Cubic Foot in Size" (see) 1st report coverage on the invention of Cryotrons by Dudley Allen Buck at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, light toning and a little wear along the central fold and right margin, generally good.

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Ends March 03, 2022 14:09

$55.00
195817

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Electric Light Bulb Inventor Death FUNERAL 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393909228678

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH, Penn., October 21, 1931. * Inventor Thomas Edison death * Funeral - burial ceremony (day of) The front page has a nice banner headline: "TRIBUTE PAID AT EDISON FUNERAL" with subheads. (see) First section only with 8 pages, some wear at the margins and central fold with archival mending on page 2, nice for display as such.

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Ends March 01, 2022 14:28

$40.00
195735

FLUOROSCOPE Vitascope X-RAYS Invention Trials Thomas Alva Edsion 1897 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373902741267

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 16, 1897 * Thomas Alva Edison * Fluoroscope (Vitascope) * X-Rays experiments The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "MORE EDISON WONDERS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 4 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends February 25, 2022 11:27

$42.00
193218

Rare CONFEDERATE Civil War Winston NC North Carolina 1863 Southern Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373728543790

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, June 19, 1863  * Rare Confederate publication from the Civil War The ftpg. contains a first column report headed: "Dismissal of the British Consul at Richmond" which concerns President Jefferson Davis revoking George Moore's duties as an agent for the Confederacy in England. This is following by a related document headed; "Letters Patent -- Revoking Exequator of George Moore, Her Britannic Majesty's Consul at Richmond" which is signed in type: Jefferson Davis, and J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of State. The ftpg. also has some nice Civil War reports with heads: "Very Latest from Vicksburg--Highly Interesting & Reliable Particulars of the Assaults" which takes nearly a full column... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2022 14:30

$172.00
195453

1ST TRANSCONTINENTAL TELEPHONE CALL Alexander Graham Bell Photo 1915 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393846790426

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 26, 1915 * First Transcontinental phone call made * Alexander Graham Bell & Thomas Watson The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PHONE TO PACIFIC FROM THE ATLANTIC" with subheads. (see) Sixteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, must be handled with care as such.

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Ends February 05, 2022 14:38

$57.00
195415

(8) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Civil War Era Inventions PRINTS 1863-1865 SA Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393843808937

Offered are 8 original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 8 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment. Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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Ends February 04, 2022 10:18

$50.00
194822

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention w/ PRINT 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393775197145

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: 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 idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with the machine since its inception, it is still impossible for us to listen to it without a feeling of astonishment and a well defined doubt that our senses are not deceiving us. The extreme simplicity of the contrivance enhances this notice..." The report continues providing a detailed descriptio... See More  

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Ends January 08, 2022 13:03

$230.00
194796

Rare Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS 1782 American Newspaper w/ Nice Masthead


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373818412698

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782  * Closing events in the Revolutionary War A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other. Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with his Majesty at St. James's relative to American affairs & had the honor of laying...the address of the Loyalists in New York to his Majesty...on the very extraordinary epistle of the latter to the rebel General Washington, declaring the colonies Independent States without any stipulation whatever." (see) ... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2022 11:34

$485.00
194564

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Electric Light Bulb Inventor Death BURIAL 1931 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373809161089

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 22, 1931. * Inventor Thomas Edison death * Funeral - burial ceremony The front page has a one column heading: "DARKEN NATION AS TRIBUTE TO THOMAS EDISON" with subhead. Four related photos are on the back page. (see) Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

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Ends December 29, 2021 08:07

$52.00
194451

JOHN LOGIE BAIRD Father of Color Television Invention DEATH 1946 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373797580632

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, rag edition in great condition. wikipedia notes: John Logie Baird (13 August 1888 – 14 June 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor of the world's first working television system, also the world's first fully electronic colour television tube. Although Baird's electromechanical syste... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2021 10:38

$58.00
194394

Historic COCA COLA Coke Carbonated Soft Drink TRADEMARK Established1893 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373795156638

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 11, 1893  * Coca Cola gets it's trademark (historic) * Establishment of Coke See the photo for the historic--yet inconspicuous--listing of Coca Cola receiving its trade mark, the very first in the list of many in this issue. The listing reads: "Beverages, nutrient or tonic, Coca Cola Company....22,406" the number being the patent number. A significant report of the very beginning of the company that would become one of the giants of the corporate world. A wealth of interesting articles & prints including: "Stark's Motor for Flying Machines" and "Pauly's Fire Apparatus". Sixteen pages, partially rejoined at the blank spine, a library stamp at the top of the front page, nice con... See More  

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Ends December 17, 2021 10:19

$285.00
194316

ISAAC NEWTON LEWIS World War I Era U.S. Army Gun Inventor DEATH 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373789607170

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 10, 1931 * Isaac Newton Lewis death * Lewis Gun inventor - WWI era * Osman Ali Khan & Mahatma Gandhi Page 25 has a one column heading: "COL. LEWIS, FAMOUS INVENTOR, DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Isaac Newton Lewis, United States Army officer and the inventor of the Lewis Gun. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2021 12:51

$38.00
194283

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL & Thomas A. Watson Telephone Invention 1877 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373788252056

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877. * Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson * Invention of the Telephone   A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesting community in in upstate New York. 8 pages in nice condition. Page 7 contains an article on the telephone invention by Alexander Graham Bell and T.A. Watson. (see)

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Ends December 11, 2021 11:23

$35.00
193703

1865 SEWING MACHINE Invention by Earle Harry Smith PRINT 1865 Illus. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373753047929

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 16, 1865  The front page has an article with 2 prints of: "Earle Harry Smith's Crank-Motion Shuttle Sewing Machine". The balance of the issue is taken up with various articles on the latest inventions and mechanical improvements, a few with illustrations. Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Ends November 11, 2021 13:44

$35.00
193555

1916 HIRAM MAXIM Creator of 1st Automatic Machine Guns Inventor DEATH Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373747877918

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 24, 1916 * Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim death (1st report) * Automatic machine gun creator - inventor Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "MAXIM, INVENTOR OF MACHINE GUN, DEAD". (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such. Complete with 14 pages, small library tamp in the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends November 06, 2021 12:53

$78.00
192691

INVENTION OF TYPEWRITER John Pratt of Centre Alabama Pterotype 1867 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393533666774

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1867  * Inventor John Pratt - pterotype * Invention of the typewriter The front page has an article: "Improved Portable Photographic Apparatus" which 2 illustrations of: "Houston's Portable Photographic Camera" (see). But the most significant item in this issue is the page 3 article headed: "Type Writing Machine" which begins: "A machine by which it is assumed that a man may print his thoughts twice as fast has he can write them & with the advantage of the legibility, compactness & neatness of print, has lately been exhibited before the London Society of Arts by the inventor, Mr. Pratt, of Alabama..." (see). Depending on what source you read, John Pratt or Christopher Sholes is cred... See More  

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Ends September 26, 2021 07:24

$93.00
192517

KINETOGRAPH 1st Motion Picture Camera Thomas Edison Invention 1893 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393514482044

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 * Inventor Thomas Edison * invention of the Kinetograph 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 & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire strip passes through the instrument in about thirty seconds. In the kinetograph each image dwells upon the retina until it is replaced by the succeeding one & the difference between any picture & the succeeding one or preceding one is so slight as to render it impossible to observe the intermittent  charac... See More  

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Ends September 17, 2021 15:10

$127.00
192219

1898 Magazine w/ 1st Ever AUTOMOBILE ADVERTISEMENT Winton Motor Carriage Company


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373673917033

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 10, 1898  * 1st ever automobile advertisement (historic) * Horseless carriage A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898 issue).  The top of the back page has an advertisement headed: "A DELIGHTFUL DRIVE...manufactured by "The Winton Motor Carriage Co., Cleveland, Ohio". Other details mentioned in the ad, plus a photo of a couple riding in the vehicle.   The advertisement measures 2 5/8 by 2 1/8 inches. The issue is complete in 16 pages, filled with v... See More  

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Ends September 06, 2021 13:42

$55.00
192150

Best THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Alva Edison Invention w/ Print 1877 Science Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393484505043

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877  * Inventor Thomas Edison * The phonograph invented * Best title to have this in ? Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. These remarks were not only perfectly audible to ourselves, but to a dozen or more persons gathered around, and they were produced by the aid of no other mechanism than the simple little contrivance explained and illustrated below..." (see). The article continue... See More  

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Ends September 04, 2021 14:45

$313.00
192052

GOLD SEAL WINERY (Urbana) Hammondsport Steuben Co New York PRINTS 1880 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373668978486

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 7, 1880 (at a significantly reduced price) * Gold Seal Winery (Urbana) prints * Hammondsport, New York The front page is entirely taken up with six illustrations captioned: "Wine Making--The Urbana Wine Company, Hammondsport, N.Y." with the largest print showing workers in the finishing room. A very nice & displayable issue for any wine collector. Relating to this, inside has an article taking two-thirds of a page titled: "American Industries--Wine Making". Sixteen pages, an old mend at the bottom of the ftpg. affects "N.Y." in the caption, the top right corner has an archival mends to the reverse side (with no loss), but otherwise in good condition. The issue is being offered at a ... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2021 13:35

$20.00
191512

GUGLIELMO MARCONI Wireless Radio Electric Lamp Invention Revealed 1914 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393439319471

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 17, 1914 * Inventor Guglielmo Marconi * Wireless - radio lamp invention The front page has a two column heading: "Marconi Again At Work Perfecting New Device" with subhead and related photo. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 18 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, two archival tape mends at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends August 12, 2021 15:24

$44.00
190971

HEARING AIDS INVENTION Inventor Miller Reese Hutchinson Announces 1903 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393399915952

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 14, 1903 * Miller Reese Hutchinson - inventor * American electrical engineer * Modern hearing aid invention The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE DUMB TALK, THE DEAF EAR" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 8 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

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Ends July 18, 2021 07:14

$44.00
190929

1905 VANDERBILT CUP RACES Automobile Cars Racing PHOTOS Long Island NY Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616087370

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 7, 1905  * Early race cars photos The full front page is a dramatic photo of: "The 40 Horse Power White Steam Racer Making the Turn at Hyde Park..." in a race. Inside has text on: "The Vanderbilt Cup Elimination Race" with a full page of 7 photos of early racing cars, a map of the route, and more. Sixteen pages, tiny pin holes at the blank spine, discrete library stamp at the very top, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:03

$38.00
190689

ANTI-SLAVERY MEDALLION Josiah Wedgwood & Benjamin Frasnklin Speech 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393380648970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788   * Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion * Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. The article: "Circular Report of the Committee for Abolish... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:43

$225.00
190349

FIRST TELEVISION TRANSMISSION Demonstration by John Logie Baird 1926 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393334637872

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 Frith Street. These were images of living human faces, not outlines or silhouettes, with complete tonal gradations of light and shade." This very significant event marks the development of television, an invention which would change not only the worlds of entertainment & communication forever, but society as well. Page ten of this issue contains this news, ... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2021 15:00

$144.00
190174

MAGNO-ELECTRIC VITALIZER Medical Marvel ? Thomas Alva Edsion Jr. 1902 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373578359002

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 15, 1902 * Thomas Alva Edison, Jr. * Magno-Electric Vitalizer The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "YOUNG EDISON" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Complete with 6 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice. google notes: No matter what the ailment, magazine and newspaper readers in 1903 saw they had the ability to obtain a device that was presented as a modern medical marvel. It was called the Magno-Electric Vitalizer, and it harnessed the power of electricity to ... See More  

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Ends June 13, 2021 07:38

$40.00
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