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203608

X-Ray Discovery Prof. Wilhelm Roentgen Electromagnetic Radiation 1896 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394432350326

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 25, 1896  * Discovery of the X-ray * Wilhelm Roentgen Page 3 has: "Professor Rontgen's Wonderful Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is reporting of his discover of the x-ray. Other topics throughout. Sixteen pages, minor spine wear, generally nice. wikipedia notes: In late 1895, Röntgen was determined to test his idea. He carefully constructed a black cardboard covering similar to the one he had used on the Lenard tube. He covered the Crookes–Hittorf tube with the cardboard and attached electrodes to a Ruhmkorff coil to generate an electrostatic charge. Before setting up the barium platinocyanide screen to test his idea, Röntgen darkened the room to test the opacity of ... See More  

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Ends February 24, 2023 13:07

$52.00
203401

Russian Sputnik 1 Artificial Satellite Success Space Race Begins 1957 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394419034184

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: MIRROR NEWS, Los Angeles, October 5, 1957  * Sputnik 1 (1st report) * World's 1st orbiting artificial satellite * Space race begins A very significant report in the space race, with a banner head reading: "RUSS 'MOON' SECRET CODE BAFFLES U.S." with a related diagram showing the track of Sputnik. This event shocked the American scientific community and sufficiently scared the Americans into an all-out space race. There was great fear at the time of Soviet dominance of space and the potential use of satellites for military purposes. A very significant issue for any space-themed collection. The complete issue with all 4 sections, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends February 13, 2023 08:26

$88.00
203397

From United States American Government in its Infancy 1789 Philadelphia Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394419031553

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1789  * American government in it's infancy era The issue begins with the continued "Concise History of the Late War In America" which takes 8 pages. Other articles include: "The Life of William Penn, the Celebrated Founder of Pennsylvania" which is a continued article; "Arguments Drawn from Interest as well as Humanity Against the Practice of Slavery in the French Colonies..." "Description of the Green Woods in Connecticut" (lacking the plate called for), and more. The back page has "Intelligence" headed: "United States" which includes datelines from New York, Virginia, Georgia, and the Western Territory. Two of the reports deal with relations with Indians (see).  Included i... See More  

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Ends February 13, 2023 08:24

$65.00
203152

President George Washington 3 Documents Signed in Type 1796 Baltimore Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374443272054

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796  * President George Washington * Three documents signed in type Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...to be made patent...for the term of fourteen years..." with more. The web verifies that this patent was issued to Robert Dawson. Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "AN ACT For the Relief of Persons Imprisoned for debt" which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. A... See More  

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Ends February 05, 2023 08:15

$96.00
199083

Among the 1st ever Automobile Car Advertisement Winton Motor Carriage Co. 1898


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374165626825

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 ... See More  

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Ends February 05, 2023 07:56

$55.00
202560

18th Century FFoldout Map of Toulan France - Germany - Netherlands 1747 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394365924971

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  * Foldout map of France Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the southern portion of England and just a bit of Corsica, Spain, and Ireland. This map folds out to measure 11 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, is a bit irregular at the left margin but no loss, and a few discrete archival mends to the reverse not noticeable on the front. Very nice condition. Among the articles within are: "Experiments, with some Queries, on Electr... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2023 08:11

$127.00
202558

First Ever Successful Airplanes Mid Air Refueling During Flight 1923 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374391278667

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, June 30, 1923 * Army Aviators attempt to break endurance record *  First ever successful airplanes mid-air refueling The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "AIR MARATHON 'SHIP' CRASHES" with subhead. (see) Text includes: "...received food, fuel and oil supplies in mid-air..." Complete with 20 pages, light toning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care. wikipedia notes: Some of the earliest experiments in aerial refueling took place in the 1920s; two slow-flying aircraft flew in formation, with a hose run down from a hand-held fuel tank on one aircraft and placed into the usual fuel filler of the other. The first mid-air refueling, based on the development of Alexander P. de S... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2023 08:10

$57.00
202341

Professor Samuel Morse Electro Magnetic Telegraph Invention 1844 old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374368618160

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1844 * Samuel Morse * Telegraph invention Page 3 has: "Improvements In the Electro Magnetic Telegraph" or what we simply know of as the telegraph. It begins: "Professor Morse, having successfully accomplished the great essential objects of his Telegraph, has lately been turning his attention to the simplification of some of the minor details with a no less successful issue..." with much more, taking close to half a column. Early on this famous invention. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 22, 2022 14:52

$38.00
202251

George Washington Signs Robert Dawson Invention Patent in Type 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374361501059

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 17, 1796  * President George Washington * Patent signed in type * Inventor Robert Dawson * Improvement in bolting cloths Page 4 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...to be made patent...for the term of fourteen years..." with more. The web verifies that this patent was issued to Robert Dawson. Four pages, two small holes near the spine do not affect mentioned reports, very nice condition.

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Ends December 18, 2022 08:06

$98.00
202129

5 Scientific American Civil War Era Inventions Illustratuions 1862 NYC Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374349888236

Offered are 5 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1863 & 1864, 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 items from the war. Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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Ends December 11, 2022 12:56

$78.00
202117

Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Biologist Physicist Scientist Death 1937 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374349882356

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 24, 1937 *  death * Indian polymath - scientist * Biologist, physicist, botanist The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "SIR JAGADISH BOSE, SCIENTIST, 78, DIES" with subheads. (see) Complete with all 46 pages, rag edition in great condition. wikipedia notes: Jagadish Chandra Bose (30 November 1858 – 23 November 1937) was an Indian polymath: a physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent. IEEE named him one of the fathers of radio science. He... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2022 12:51

$48.00
201233

Best The Phonograph Thomas Alva Edison Invention w/ Print 1877 Science Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394274326189

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 November 05, 2022 09:11

$320.00
201155

9 Scientific American Civil War Era Military Inventions Prints 1863-65 Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394271285089

Offered are 9 original, historic, & collectible old magazines: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1863, 1864 & 1865, each during the Civil War & each containing a wealth of articles and many illustrations of the latest improvements & inventions of the day. Some fascinating reports on 19th century ingenuity during the Civil War. Each issue is complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.

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Ends November 03, 2022 14:55

$53.00
201010

Rare & Early Colonial Boston w/ Nice Masthead & Benjamin Franklin 1762 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374275568591

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762  * Rare colonial publication * Benjamin Franklin A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead. Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by the University to the honorary degree of Doctor in Civil Law..." and a bit more concerning his son being awarded. Another report mentions a ship: "...carried with him 2500 slaves and 150 free Negroes as bush cutters, rangers, etc, the whole bound to the Havannah...". Page 3 has an: "Extract from Mr. B. Franklin's Letter on Electricity." Fou... See More  

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Ends October 26, 2022 11:38

$690.00
200740

Historic The Phonograph Thomas Edison Machine Invention w/ Prints 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374255647191

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 26, 1878  * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor This is a terrific issue on Edison's newly invented phonograph machine, taking half of page 3 & over half of pg. 4 including four illustrations. The article is headed: "THE PHONOGRAPH" with subheads: "Lectures by Professor J. W. S. Arnold" "Characteristics of Sound Waves--Modes of Producing Them--Distinction Between Music & Noise..." and more. Near the beginning of the very lengthy article is: "...Prof. J.W.S. Arnold...delivered a lecture at Chickering Hall upon Mr. Edison's recent invention, the talking machine, known as the phonograph...The lecture was in great part an exposition of the theory of acoustics; the perf... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2022 09:37

$165.00
200235

Thomas Alva Edison Electric Light Bulb Phonograph Inventor Death 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374226309855

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 19, 1931  * Inventor Thomas Edison death * Electric light bulb & phonograph The top of the front page has a 3 column head: "Thomas A. Edison Passes Away Peacefully at His New Jersey Home; Was Greatest of Inventors" with several subheads. A nice article on the death of this famous inventor. Eight pages, light toning, minor margin wear, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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Ends September 24, 2022 08:12

$62.00
200227

Historic The Phonograph Thomas Edison Machine Invention 1877 Scientific Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394212810183

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877  * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor * Early baseball science A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper travels through a little machine, the sounds of the latter are magnified....Speech has become, as it were, immortal....the new invention is purely mechanical--no electricity is involved. It is a simple affair of vibrating plates, thrown into vibration by the human voice....The invention...the credit of which is due to Mr. Thomas Edison..." and more. Included i... See More  

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Ends September 24, 2022 08:09

$245.00
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 September 18, 2022 14:18

$184.00
199057

Benjamin Franklin Printer Inventor Diplomat Death Obituary Epitaph 1790 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374160450246

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790  * Benjamin Franklin death - obituary The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. It begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & concluding with a letter concerning the death of his brother, signed in type: B.F. There is also a lengthy footnote taking over 1 1/2 pages with more on his life & work. This portion concludes with his famous self-written epitaph which begins: "The body of Benjamin Franklin, Printer, like the cover of an old book, its content torn out & stript of its lettering & gildin... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2022 10:54

$132.00
198904

George Bothezat Pioneer of 1st Practical Helicopter Death 1940 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374148234625

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1940 * George de Bothezat death (1st report) * Russian American engineer & businessman * Inventor of 1st successful, practical helicopter The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HELICOPTER MAKER, DE BOTHEZAT, DEAD" with subheads. (see) 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 with all 30 pages, rag edition in very nice condition .

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Ends July 24, 2022 12:15

$47.00
198764

Hedy Lamarr Actress & Inventor re. Bluetooth GPS Wi-Fi Death 2000 LA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394126080912

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 20, 2000  * Hedy Lamarr death (1st report) * Austrian-American movie - film actress * Inventor re. Bluetooth - Wi-Fi - GPS * Best publication to be had ? The bottom of the front page has a small photo with brief text. The top of page 22 has a heading that reads: "Hedy Lamarr; Screen Star Called Her Beauty a Curse" with another photo. (see) Nice to have this report in a newspaper from the capital of the entertainment industry. Complete with all sections (100+ pages), very nice condition.

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Ends July 21, 2022 08:14

$67.00
198653

Alexander Winton Motor Carriage Company Automobile Pioneer Death 1932 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374132051125

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1932 * Alexander Winton death (1st report) * Winton Motor Carriage Company founder * Scottish-American bicycle & automobile inventor Page 21 has a one column heading: "ALEXANDER WINTON, AUTO PIONEER, DEAD" with subheads. (see) He formed one of the very first American companies to sell a motor car. 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 44 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... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2022 08:34

$39.00
198477

Old Radio TELEVISION TV Tests General Electric Visual INVENTION 1928 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394107558911

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 14, 1928  The front page reports a notable event in the development of television with one column heads: "RADIO TELEVISION TO HOME RECEIVERS IS SHOWN IN TESTS" "Pictures and Voices Clearly Seen and Heard in Three Schenectady Residences" "Sent Out From Laboratory" and more. (see) Coverage continues on page 5 with related photos. As Wikipedia notes in its history of television: " ...In 1928, WRGB then W2XB was started as the world's first television station. It broadcast from the General Electric facility in Schenectady, NY...". This newspaper report is that event. Complete in 34 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional use. In great condition.

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Ends July 08, 2022 10:00

$57.00
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
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
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
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
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


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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
196032

JACOBITE Risings REBELLION Lord Lovat Charged w/ TREASON 1746 Newspaper


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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


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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


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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


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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
195735

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


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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
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
194822

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


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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
194564

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


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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


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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
194316

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


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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


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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
193555

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


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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
192517

KINETOGRAPH 1st Motion Picture Camera Thomas Edison Invention 1893 Magazine


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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
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