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THOMAS EDISON Supports 18th Amendment Prohibition Law Enforcement 1930 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392989477481

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 18, 1930 * Inventor Thomas Edison * U.S. Prohibition support * Anti beer - liquor law Page 17 has a one column heading: "EDISON SEES BOON IN PROHIBITION LAW" with subheads. (see) See images for a question/answer article showing Thomas Edison's support for the Eighteenth Amendment. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not. Complete in 52 pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, generally nice.

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Ends November 23, 2020 07:09

$40.00
180536

THOMAS EDISON Electric Light Bulb Invention MENLO PARK NJ 1879 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392765287676

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Dec. 23, 1879 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electric light bulb * Menlo Park The bkpg. has an interesting report beginning: "Edison's success in making practical the use of the electric light for general illumination seems no longer a question..." with more on describing his invention. Eight pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, very nice condition.

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Ends May 16, 2020 09:45

$68.00
180474

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392762541595

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Page 3 features a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch print 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 d... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2020 14:27

$178.00
179505

THOMAS EDISON West Orange NJ New Jersey Plant Works FIRE Disaster 1914 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372977588451

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1914 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Works plant fire disaster * West Orange, New Jersey The front page has a two column heading: "EDISON'S GREAT PLANT BURNED; ONLY LABORATORY IS SAVED; LOSS IS PUT AT $7,000,000" "with subheads. (see) Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, should be handled with care.

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Ends April 06, 2020 15:35

$44.00
177772

THOMAS EDISON Dynamo Electrical Machine Steam Generator PRINTS 1881 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372889082297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1881 * Inventor Thomas Alva Edison * Dynamo electric generator machine The front page features an article: "Edison's New Dynamo-Electric Machine" with a half-page illustration of it, plus a quarter page illustration of :"The Edison Lamp". Inside has a wealth of other inventions, improvements & general mechanical & electrical creations. Sixteen pages, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:26

$65.00
176264

Inventor Charles F. Brush - Early ELECTRIC LIGHT Patent Sold 1879 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392505008781

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 * Charles F. Brush * Early electric light * Patent sold Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light" noting in part: "...The Brush electric light is the only one which has been brought into practical & valuable use in this country. Mr. Brush is said to be the leading electrician of the country now..." with more. Eight pages, evening toning, good condition.

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Ends November 28, 2019 14:20

$37.00
175849

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372799669249

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...". The article continues, ... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:17

$313.00
175297

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention Descrp. 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392431539803

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 27, 1878 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Most of a column on page 11 is taken up with: "The Phonograph" "Edison Explains His Invention to the Washington Academy of Science". Subheads include: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" "Edison In Person" "What the Phonograph is Like" which is very descriptive of the new invention. Twelve pages, nice condition.

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Ends October 17, 2019 15:19

$78.00
173235

Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention 1877 Scientific Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304423398

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 (see photos... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2019 14:51

$245.00
169384

Inventor THOMAS ALVA EDISION Biography as Young Boy 1875 St. Louis MO Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196969362

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Oct. 31, 1878 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Biography as a young boy This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "When Edison Was A Boy" with subhead. (see) Text takes up over a full column. Complete in 8 pages, minor irregularity along spine, very nice condition.

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Ends January 18, 2019 15:35

$30.00
165186

THOMAS EDISION Perfecting His Electric LIGHT BULB w/ Experiments 1879 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392084225633

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1879 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electric Light Bulb 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.

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Ends August 15, 2018 15:46

$34.00
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THOMAS ALVA EDISON Electric Light Bulb Inventor Death FUNERAL 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391994729591

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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, generally good.

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Ends April 05, 2018 11:55

$37.00
161865

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391994237569

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 (see). 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 ... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2018 15:54

$178.00
161748

THOMAS EDISON Falls into Coma & Al 'Scarface' Capone to be Guilty 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372235697032

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 PIKER' EXTOLLED IN PLEAS" with subheads. (see) Lengthy coverage on the day he would be found guilty of tax evasion. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 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 issu... See More  

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Ends March 30, 2018 16:06

$44.00
159960

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171485742

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: 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 conti... See More  

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Ends March 20, 2018 15:47

$140.00
160484

ELECTRIC LIGHT PATENT NO. 237,732 Thomas A. Edison Menlo Park 1881 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391963318416

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 * Thomas Alva Edison * Electric light patent # Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was the patent given to Thomas Edison for the light bulb, certainly one of his most famous inventions and one which transformed lifestyles for everyone. Also in this issue is an article: "A Reception of Professor Bell" which was given for him by the mayor & corporation of Brantford, England (see photos). The balance of the issue is taken up w... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2018 07:53

$94.00
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Historic THE PHONOGRAPH Thomas Edison Machine Invention w/ PRINT 1877 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391673587119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 * Historic Phonograph invention * Thomas Edison - inventor Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is 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 t... See More  

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Ends January 05, 2018 14:30

$268.00
159485

THOMAS EDISON re. Power Transmission & DeWitt Clinton Train PRINTS 1893 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391939644246

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893 * Thomas Alva Edison * DeWitt Clinton (locomotive) Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831". Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.

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Ends January 03, 2018 15:38

$32.00
158281

Yankees BABE RUTH w/ Birthday Cake & Thomas Edison PHOTOS 1929 NYC Rotogravure


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391912023496

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES (Rotogravure Section only), February 17, 1929 * Babe Ruth birthday photo * Thomas Edison & Henry Ford This section is loaded with photos involving sports, entertainment, fashion and much more. The front page has a photo titled: "A Birthday Cake Fit Four A Sultan: Babe Ruth" Also 2 related photos regarding Thomas Edison's birthday as well. Complete rotogravure section only with all 18 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

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Ends November 22, 2017 12:56

$38.00
157234

THOMAS ALVA EDISON Inventor & the new PHONOGRAPH Invention Demo. 1878 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391887855746

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1878 * Thomas Edison * Phonograph The top of page 5 has a column headed: "AN EVENING WITH EDISON. What The Phonograph Can Do." with various subheads including: "It's Inventor's Practiced Hand Makes It Sing In Time and Tune--It Repeats Levy's Harmony & the Babbling of a Crowd..." with more (see). This article takes over half a column and is a great analysis of this modern marvel of the 19th century. Complete in 8 pages, evenly toned, nice condition, should be handled carefully.

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Ends October 14, 2017 13:09

$76.00
155548

THOMAS EDISON Menlo Park New Jersey Inventions INTERVIEW 1878 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372015982889

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WORLD, New York, March 20, 1878 * Thomas Edison - inventions * Menlo Park, New Jersey The front page has most of a column headed: "Inventor Edison's Last" "A Machine that Will Be Of Immense Value For Various Purposes". This interesting article is a nice interview with Thomas Edison in which he apologizes to the reporting for not being able to show him his latest invention, the aerophone (just sent for the patent), but then goes on show the reporter his latest improvements on the phonograph, with several demonstrations. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some foxing to the ftpg., mild margin wear, 2 folds.

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Ends August 16, 2017 15:41

$57.00
152441

BILL HILDEBRAND Southeast Missouri OUTLAW Inventor Thomas Edison 1879 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391714232119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 31, 1878 * Outlaw Bill Hildebrand * Southeast Missouri Bushwhacker * Inventor Thomas Edison The top of page 3 has heads including: "BRED IN THE BONE" "Bill Hildebrand Following in Sam's Footsteps" which begins: "William Hildebrand, a brother of the renowned Missouri desperado, Sam Hildebrand, following the apparent instinct of the family, show Hugo Veth..." with a bit more (see). And the back page has over a full column on: "Tom Edison Back Again" "The Marvelous Man Returns to His Workshop Full of Prairie Breezes" "How He Tried the Tasimeter in a Hurricane--Beset a Hen House & Killed a Dead Jack Rabbit" after his trip to the West. Ten pages, very nice cond... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:09

$38.00
151005

KINETOGRAPH 1st Motion Picture Camera Thomas Edison Invention PRINT1893 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669318244

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 * Inventor Thomas Edison * invention of the Kinetograph (historic) 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 (see photos) & 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 rend... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 07:14

$127.00
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THOMAS EDISON Famous Inventor Interview Depicted Humble Ordinary 1892 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371765537316

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1892 * Inventor Thomas Edison described as humble The top of the back page has: "Edison Isn't Proud" "His Hats & Cigars are Cheap & His Clothes are not a Bit Stuck Up". An interesting article on how "ordinary" Thomas Edison is, with a short interview with him as well (see). Four pages, very large folio size, a few minor archival mends, evenly toned, should be handled carefully.

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Ends November 16, 2016 14:36

$56.00
146208

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391511256270

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 2, 1931 * Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill * Prelude to his death shortly after ? The front page has a one column heading: "THOMAS EDISON ILL; DOCTOR FLIES TO HIM" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with photo. (see) Edison would die about 2 months later. Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 26 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 of these high-quality editio... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2016 15:17

$40.00
138290

TELEPHONE INVENTION Inventor Thomas Edison w/ Descriptiom PRINT 1879 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391322171648

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 27, 1879 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Telephone invention Inside has an article: "Edison's Latest Telephone" which is very descriptive text on it. Included as well is a nice illustration captioned: "Edison's New Telephone". Various other inventions & scientific improvements of the day in this issue. Sixteen pages, some minor staining, generally nice.

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Ends December 16, 2015 15:14

$48.00
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