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Lord Lovat is charged with High Treason...

Item #657493

December 23, 1746

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 Hou... See More  

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Map of France... Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #640453
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 th
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Torture device illustrated... Madras, India...

Item #609768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1747 One page has an interesting engraving of: "...a cruel machine...supposed to be made use of by the rebels to extort confession..." with the text going on to describe its use (see). Another page has a print of: "...a Stone found in Cast Steeds Garden..." with an inscription (see).

Another page is taken up with: "A Suc
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Early electricity experiments... Great map of Italy...

Item #667115
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: &q... See More  

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Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #659531
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 2 (see). Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words (see); "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in ... See More  

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Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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Article on electricity with Ben Franklin mention... The American pelican with a print...

Item #676519

* 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.

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Jamaica Anthelmia...

Item #619610
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

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Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
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 r... See More  

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An award in Ben Franklin's honor... Indians kidnap several colonists...

Item #688741
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1753  Of particular interest is: "Annual Medal of the Royal Society" which has Ben Franklin's name on it. There is related text noting: "...This mark of distinction is double due to Mr. Franklin. It is due to him as a philosopher; it is due to him as a man. The successful experiments of this philosopher have given us probable ... See More  

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Poem to Ben Franklin with lightning rod reference...

Item #676541
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... See More  

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Detecting conterfeit gold... a King's patent woodcut...

Item #591472

December 01, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757  Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent".  News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More  

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An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 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 t... See More  

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America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #615582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East" , and more.

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Washington at Morristown... Action in the South...

Item #657753
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780  The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.

Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure fr... See More  

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Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 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 arri... See More  

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Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...

Item #650328
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784 

Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.

There is over half a page on the Q... See More  

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Philadelphia magazine from the formative year of America's government...

Item #652577

June 01, 1789

COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1789  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 Col... See More  

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Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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The French Revolution...

Item #673364
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1790  Among the articles are: "The Importance, and the Neglect, of Veterinary Medicine"; a list of: "Eminent Physicians who have Been Regimental Surgeons". Near the back is much on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" taking several pages.

Included are 2 of the 3 plates called for which include a larg... See More  

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George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688479

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: &quo... See More  

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Three document signed by the President, George Washington...

Item #688473

June 22, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796  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...t... See More  

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The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #683826

June 26, 1799


* From the year of George Washington's death

The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars... See More  

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Robert Fulton 1807 Invention....

Item #215318

July 23, 1807

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 23, 1807


* Robert Fulton invention

Page 2 has a report from New-York stating that the Governor, Sec. of War and others "...attended at Ft. Jay, when Mr. Fulton exhibited and explained the principles of his machinery for blowing up ships..." plus a few details about the experiment to be conducted the next day. Other news of the day in
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An early life preserver...

Item #622018

March 02, 1816

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816  Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).

Four pages, nice condition... See More  

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Sale of 30 to 40 confiscated slaves...

Item #620321

May 01, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 1, 1819  Inside has a report headed: "Sale of African Slaves" which notes: "...the town of Milledgeville, will be exposed to public sale to the highest bidder between 30 and 40 prime African slaves...Indisputable titles will be made, and prompt payment required." 

Page 5 has an interesting article: "The Belt Saw - The s... See More  

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The Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains... LaFayette...

Item #672075

October 05, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 5, 1822 

* Long's Expedition of 1820

* Great plains - Rocky Mountains

Inside has: "Expedition to the Rocky Mountains" prefaced with: "Extracts from the history of the expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains, in the year 1819 under command of major Long." The expedition of Major Stephen H. Long--the first scien... See More  

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No Harmony at New Harmony...

Item #558605

June 22, 1827

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, June 22, 1827

* New Harmony Indiana

* Robert Owen

Page 3 has a report: "New Harmony--Mr. Owen has sold a great part of his property at N. Harmony, leased the remainder, and left it on his return from Scotland. W. Maclure, in the Philadelphia Gazette, warns people not to trust Mr. Owen on his account".

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1827 Fire Engines....

Item #212985

September 24, 1827

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 24, 1827.


* 1827 Fire Engines

* Hartford Connecticut

Page 2 has a report from a Windsor, (Vt.) Journal: Coopers Patent Rotative Fire Engine. Other news of the day includes: "Counterfeit Notes" "Destructive Fire" "The Frigate Hussar" and more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 4 pages in nice condition.
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1829 Kitchen Stove Advertisement...

Item #200015

July 20, 1829

COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, N.Y., July 20, 1829 Has many ads, including one on pg. 3 for "Moodys Patent Portable Ovens". Includes a woodcut of an oven used with a charcoal furnace. The oven emitted very little heat and could be used in the home or "out of doors". A bit uneven at the spine.

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Filled with military content... Testing the Colt firearms...

Item #682356

July 06, 1837

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1837  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.

The first 2 pages is the: "Report of the Board of Visitors - Military Academy, West Point". Inside has a letter from West Point on the testing of firearms, it noting in part: "...seemed to consider Colt's as the favorite...Mr. Colt...exhibited his gun ... See More  

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Item #150297

February 03, 1840

BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, February 3, 1840 A ftpg. business ad for "Patent Balances And Scales" gives details about the business. Includes two small woodcuts of scales and one of a balance. Fold creases, o/w generally good.

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Patent for Balances And Scales (with image)...

Item #150999

February 15, 1840

BAY STATE DEMOCRAT, Boston, Feb. 15, 1840 Issue has numerous ads, including one on the ftpg. for "Patent Balances And Scales" which has three small illustrations of scales or balances. Good condition.  Note:  The images shown are stock photos of a similar issue to show the look, condition, masthead, and actual balance/scales image you will receive.

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Submarine Telescope in 1843...

Item #219395

December 21, 1843



* Submarine Telescope invention

* Used for boat inspection

Page 2 has an interesting report about The Sub-Marine Telescope which used a camphine lamp placed in a glass globe, and sunk in the water. This allowed a person on the deck of a boat to examine the hull, plus other details. Says the instrument was invented by Sara
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Morse improves his telegraph...

Item #684805

August 27, 1844

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 t... See More  

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General Tom Thumb...

Item #548438

October 08, 1847

EVENING POST, New York, October 8, 1847

* General Tom Thumb - "On Display"

Page 2 has a report: "Gen. Tom Thumb continues to attract crowds at the Museum. Every Levee is fully attended, although he holds five distinct ones every day....Everybody who has seen him will want to see him again..." and a bit more.

Other news of the day includes: "Laws of New York" "... See More  

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Early electricity speed study...

Item #599660

October 21, 1848

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, October 21, 1848

* Early electricity

* Speed experiments

Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some news articles as well.

Page 4 has a small one column heading: "Velocity Of Electricity" See images for text here.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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The safety pin is invented...

Item #606356

April 21, 1849

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 21, 1849 

* Walter Hunt invention

* Safety pin - patent no. 6,281

It's alway fun to find the origin of things which have become ubiquitous in every day life, such as the safety pin. This issue of the revered scientific journal note under: "List of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office" an entry which was for the creation ... See More  

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Creating the "Great Seal" of the state of California... Constitution of the state of Deseret...

Item #677165

December 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... See More  

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Pneumatic pile driving...

Item #620323

February 09, 1850

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 9, 1850  The front cover has "Potts' Pneumatic Pile Driving for Forming Foundations, for Piers, Embankments, &" and "Allen's Alphabetical Spelling, Reading and Arithmetical Table". Inside the issue is Improvements in Apparatus for Making Mould Candles"; "Shark's Tooth found in Pease Creek, East Florida"... See More  

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Erricsson's Caloric Engine...

Item #644250

November 08, 1851

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 8, 1851 The front page has two illustrations of a "Steam Engine Regulator". Inside the issue are illustrations of "Erricsson's Caloric Engine" and "A  Cheap Cottage". Also inside is the ruling of an infringement of patent case dealing with the McCormick's Reaper. Additional articles and advertisements are within as ... See More  

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Inventor's & Inventions Collection I

The Late 1800's Set

Item #180180
Inventors & Inventions Collection I The Late 1800s Set - Each set contains 5 issues of The Scientific American Magazine, one each from 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, 1880s and 1890s. Follow scientific and technological progress through the 2nd half of the 1800s. Many inventions seemed like great idea at the time, but An interesting look at both the accomplishments and failures of over 100 years ago.

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The Starrucca Viaduct, still in use today...

Item #614118

February 07, 1852

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 7, 1852 

* Starrucca Viaduct print

* Lanesboro, Pennsylvania

The front page features a nice engraving of: "Starrucca Viaduct, on the New York and Erie Railroad". At the time of its construction, the bridge was thought to be the most expensive railway bridge in the world, at a cost of $320,000 (equal to $8,722,462 today). It was the largest ... See More  

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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #647597
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 

* Published by P. T. Barnum

Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 

* Published by P. T. Barnum

Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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Published by P.T. Barnum...

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #642926

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More  

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Very early sewing machine...

Item #565374

September 24, 1853

SCIENTIFIC  AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 24, 1853  The front page has both an article and two illustrations on: "Miller's Sewing Machine" which was one of the earliest to be commercially developed (see photos).  The text is very descriptive on how the machine works.

Complete in 8 pages, other scientific developments on the inside pages, some slight rubbing at folds, generall... See More  

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Early (1855) sewing machine...

Item #674674

December 01, 1855

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855  This issue contains several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine", "Sawing A Log By Its Own Weight", "Combined Weather Strip and Lock" and more. See images for details.

Complete in 8 pages, some corner f... See More  

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New invention for separating gold...

Item #678932

March 15, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1856  The front page features a nice print of a: "Machine For Washing & Separating Gold" with a related article headed: "Addison's Improved Gold Separator". Perhaps not surprising that just a few years after the California gold rush that relating inventions would come to fruition.

The balance of the issue is filled with var... See More  

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Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #646408

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest prin... See More  

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