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208029
Item #208029

December 05, 1914

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 5, 1914.  A great issue for framing and displaying!

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631403

Unique--and comical--unicycle...

Item #631403

December 12, 1914

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 12, 1914  The duo-tone cover is taken up with a comical print of the: "Motor-Driven Unicycle Stabilized by a Gyroscope". An inside page has a related article describing it, with much detail.

A terrific print showing how bizarre some early "inventions" were during the era when engine-driven vehicles were booming.

A great front page for ... See More  

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180068

Inventions, patents, and more... From the early 1900's...

Item #180068
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York  A lot of ten issues from 1900 - 1915. Not a "supplement" of the regular issue, but rather a separate stand-alone title which got its start to report on the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Nice condition with a wealth of illustrations and photos throughout.

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205142

A set of ten issues...

Item #205142
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, - A set of 10 issues dated from 1900 - 1915.

This is a nice lot of issues from the turn of the century, with much coverage of the latest inventions - with illustrations. The images shown are only representative of the look, condition, and format of the issues you will receive.  Actual issues vary, but will be in equal or better condition than
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649215

Inventions, patents, and more... From the early 1900's...

Item #649215
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York  A lot of ten issues from 1900 - 1915. Not a "supplement" of the regular issue, but rather a separate stand-alone title which got its start to report on the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Nice condition with a wealth of illustrations and photos throughout.
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632185

Railway electrification project...

Item #632185

January 23, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, January 23, 1915 The front cover has "Railroad Electrification in the Far West" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "New Light on the Great Toothed Divers of America"; "Military Surgery"; "Installation of a Gas Engine"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pag... See More  

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684545

1st transcontinental phone call in 1915...

Item #684545

January 26, 1915

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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635864

War Issue No. 5...

Item #635864

February 06, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 6, 1915 The front color-cover is an illustration entitled "Ware Issue No. 5 - Our National Defences" and shows troops in the snow. Inside the issue is: "The United States Dreadnought 'Arkansas'"; I - The United Stated an Undefended Treasure Land"; "The Navy - Our First Line of Defense"; "The Art of Deception in... See More  

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177796
Item #177796

February 13, 1915

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, February 13, 1915



This issue has a color cover page before the title page. On the back of the cover page there is an illustration titled "Lincoln" by Boardman Robinson.



In this issue, there are several articles including "Dug In" by Archie Tress which includes several photos; "The Pro-Papal Program" by W. W. Prescott; &q... See More  

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646310

Locomotives and automobiles...

Item #646310

March 06, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1915  The front cover is a dramatic illustration of a locomotive rushing over a damaged bridge (see). Inside has many photos of the latest military-related items, plus some nice automobile advertisements as well, including a color back cover ad for the "Oldsmobile" (see).

Complete in 32 pages plus covers, two minor repairs at the blank spine... See More  

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177721
Item #177721

March 20, 1915

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, March 20, 1915



This issue has a color cover page before the title page. On the back of the cover page there are several photos from the war that is in purple ink.



In this issue, there are several articles including "Modern Charity" by Norman Hapgood; "Christ and Fifth Avenue" by C. W. Miles; "Surgeons and the Trenches" b... See More  

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595554

Creating the Lincoln Memorial...

Item #595554

March 20, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 20, 1915 



* Abraham Lincoln memorial pillars



This issue still has the color outer covers (not commonly found) with the front cover featuring a print of Saturday from another heavenly body (see photos). This relates to an inside article: "Saturn, the Most Interesting Planet of the Solar System" which has many illustrations (see photos). The ... See More  

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635857

Monorail train...

Item #635857

March 27, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 27, 1915 The cover is entitled "A Fast Monorail Train Crossing a Valley" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Rescue Company No. 1 of the New York Fire Department"; "The Principles of Radio-Telephony"; "Building a Lighthouse on Shifting Sand"; "The Superheated Steam Unit"; "Radio Telephone an... See More  

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635862

The Italian Navy...

Item #635862

June 12, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 12, 1915 The front cover is an illustration entitled "Using the Searchlight to Repel a Night Attack". Inside the issue is: "The Italian Navy"; "The Use of Poisonous Gases in Warfare"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages and in good condition. Never bound.

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620693

Thomas Edison to service on Navy board... Fight at Atchi Baba...

Item #620693

July 13, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1915  The front page has a column-wide headline "EDISON WILL HEAD NAVY TEST BOARD" with subheads "Accepts Secretary Daniels's Invitation to Try Out New Devices for Warfare" "Got Idea From the Times" "It Caused the Secretary to Announce Bureau of Invention and Development" and more. "'The United States is far beh... See More  

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632184

Railroad building in New York City...

Item #632184

August 14, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 14, 1915 The front cover has "Railroad Building Under and Over the streets of New York" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "A Mechanical Eye"; "Some Novel Automobile Accessories"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, an non-archival mend in the blank ma... See More  

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200529

Chalmers Six-40 automobile...

Item #200529

August 21, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 21, 1915  This issue contains many displayable ads including a 2 page spread for a Chalmers Six-40 Motorcar, Prince Albert Pipe Tobacco,  and Firestone Tires - all fullpage.  Addition content  (with images) includes:  "The Largest Hydraulic Motor", "Thimble Shoal Lighthouse", "...the "Building of New York&... See More  

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628054

Thomas Edison as chairman...

Item #628054

October 02, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 2, 1915 



* Thomas Alva Edison



The color cover shows soldiers scaling the side of a mountain. Items within include: "The Exchange of Severely Wounded Prisoners" "The Development of the Army Pistol" The Naval Advisory Board of Inventions" which includes a photo of: Thomas A. Edison, Chairman. More articles concerning the militar... See More  

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630862

Regarding Tyrannosaurus...

Item #630862

October 09, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 9, 1915



* Tyrannosaurus Rex in a science-themed magazine

* Includes images and supporting text



Includes the full front page illustration: "Tyrannosaurus, The Largest Flesh-Eater That Ever Lived." Also has a full page report inside: "Tyrannosaurus, A Cretaceous Carnivorous Dinosaur" and "The Largest Flesh-Eater That Ever Lived&q... See More  

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635861

WWI warfare...

Item #635861

December 04, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 4, 1915 The color-cover is an illustration of soldiers using a searchlight to find zepplins. Inside the issue is: "The Intermittent Waterfall"; "Recent German Naval Construction"; The Future of Radio Telephony"; "The Passing of the Steam Locomotive"; "The Manufacture of English 12-Inch Guns"; "Electricity in ... See More  

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177825
Item #177825

March 04, 1916

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, March 4, 1916



This issue has a color cover page before the title page.



In this issue, there are several articles including "A Week With the Russians Army" by Samuel N. Harper; "Concerning Foreign Affairs" by Franklin K. Lane; "An Exhibition of Modern Art--Unique in the Wide Scope of Its Appeal"; "What I Saw in Pola... See More  

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598769

Early flight... catapulting planes from a cruiser...

Item #598769

March 18, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 18, 1916  The full front cover has a duotone illustration entitled "Launching A Sea Plane From The After Deck Of The U.S. Armored Cruiser 'North Carolina'" with an accompanying inside report "Widening the Range of the Fleets Eyes By Means of the Aeroplane Catapult."

Also within the issue is: "Operating Trains across the Gr... See More  

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208047
Item #208047

June 03, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 3, 1916.  A great issue for framing and displaying!

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657742

1916 color print of multiple locomotives...

Item #657742

July 01, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 1, 1916  The cover has a wonderful and highly displayable color cover of a set of three trains, as seen from the point of view of a 4th locomotive's engineer, with steam rising in the foreground.  The print shows passengers standing at the back of the caboose of one of the trains the locomotive is trailing.  Additional unrelated prints (automotive ads, ... See More  

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664664

How cartoons are made...

Item #664664

October 14, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916 The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Film"... See More  

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667184

How cartoons are made...

Item #667184

October 14, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916  The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Fil... See More  

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682325

1916 Hiram Maxim death.... Machine guns...

Item #682325

November 24, 1916

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 t... See More  

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548053

Scientific American illustration...

Item #548053

January 20, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 20, 1917 (Print only)



This single page illustration is entitled "A Phase of the Ice Harvest: Guiding the Cakes of Ice into the Scoring Saws".



The page measures approximately 10.75" x 15" and is in nice condition however it does contain a library ink stamp in the top margin (see photo for details).... See More  

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548055

Auto Ad...

Item #548055

January 20, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 20, 1917 (Print only)



This single page features a half-page advertisement for "Mitchell Motors Company".



The page measures approximately 10.75" x 15" and is in nice condition.

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548056

Oxy-Acetylene Torch print...

Item #548056

January 27, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 27, 1917 (Print only)



This single page illustration is entitled "Cutting Steel Under Water With The Oxy-Acetylene Torch".



The page measures approximately 10.75" x 15" and is in nice condition however it does contain a library ink stamp in the top margin (see photo for details).

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548057

Patterson's Tuxedo Tobacco print...

Item #548057

January 27, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 27, 1917 (Print only)



This single page features a three-quarter page advertisement for "Patterson's Tuxedo Tobacco".



The page measures approximately 10.75" x 15" and is in nice condition.

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548058

General Electric Company print...

Item #548058

January 27, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 27, 1917 (Print only)



This single page features the advertisement from the back of the original issue and is for "General Electric Company" of Schenectady, New York. Within the GE symbol are several scenes of how electricity is being used and also how it is used at mealtime.



The page measures approximately 10.75" x 15" and is in nice... See More  

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645194

Color cover... German submarine "Deutschland"...

Item #645194

February 10, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York,  February 10, 1917  The colored cover is entitled "Aboard the Merchant Submarine 'Deutschland'" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Facts About the Panama Canal"; "Where Science Joins Hands with Art - The Modern Taxidermy as Revealed in San Francisco's Great New Museum"; and more articles, illustrati... See More  

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633881

Color cover...

Item #633881

September 22, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York,  September 22, 1917  The colored cover is entitled "Salved Vessel Crashing Through the Bulkhead Erected to Keep Out the Surf" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "German's Gotha Battleplane and its Machine-gun Tunnel"; "Fighting with Axe and Saw"; "The Submarine Problem - XV"; and more articles, ill... See More  

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635617

Quebec Bridge...

Item #635617

September 29, 1917

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1917  The color-cover front has a caption "Camouflage Robes Worn by the Crew of a French Anti-Aircraft Cannon" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "Building the Quebec Bridge"; "The Submarine Problem -- XVI"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in twenty pages and in ver... See More  

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547532

Color Motion Pictures...

Item #547532

February 15, 1918

THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, New York dated February 15, 1918. This newspaper has an inconspicuous one column headline on page 7:



* MOTION PICTURES IN COLOR

* New Process is Exhibited Here by the Inventor




The article tells of the 1st introduction of color to movies. Though this report is small, it is a very historic report on the movie industry. This issue also contains other news of... See More  

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632987

Truck transportation...

Item #632987

August 17, 1918

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 17, 1918  The color cover page has "Forwarding Freight by Motor Truck Express to Relieve our Over-burdened Railroads" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Via Motor Truck"; "Motorized Railways"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in 32 pages in nice condition.

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631746

Early flight... Military maneuvers... Color cover...

Item #631746

September 07, 1918

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 7, 1918 Interesting full ftpg. diagram-illustration about dogfighting: "Tricks used in aerial combat: First, the 'horizontal vrille'; second the 'retournment'; third, the change of direction; and fourth, the 'renversement', all as seen from the side."

Inside the issue are a variety of articles, illustrations, and advertise... See More  

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631883

Holland Tunnel...

Item #631883

March 08, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1919  The front color-cover page has "Steamer Taking Oil from an Oil Storage Craft Developed in England" with an accompanying article. The front page has "Proposed vehicular tunnel under the Hudson river - a double-decked structure providing for three lines of traffic on each roadway" with an accompanying article. This is where the H... See More  

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596110

Color cover... Navy-Curtiss Flying Boat...

Item #596110

June 07, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 7, 1919  The color cover is "Salvaged Boilers Rolled 21 Miles Along the California Coast" with the related story with the issue of how these were removed from a stranded, salvaged ship and found that this was the method of transporting them. The front page of the issue is "American 'mystery' ships and their equipment for combating U-b... See More  

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161369

Making wheels...

Item #161369

June 21, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 21, 1919  See the photo below for the great color cover showing wheels being made, the print captioned: "An Electrically Operated Machine For Stacking Finished Wheels". There is a related article--with several more black & white photos--on an inside page. You get the complete issue which is in very nice condition. Minor inked library stamp in ... See More  

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537703

Andrew Carnegie death....

Item #537703

August 12, 1919

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, August 12, 1919

 

* Andrew Carnegie death

* 1st report




This 18 page newspaper has a three line, two column headline on the front page: "Andrew Carnegie Goes Way of All the Earth After Giving Millions" with subhead: "Famous Ironmaster and Philanthropist Dies of Pneumonia, After Brief Illness--His Life Story Remarkable .

 

Much more... See More  

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555678

Railroad Autombile...

Item #555678

October 11, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, from New York City, dated October 11, 1919



* Early railroad car

* Color coverr and car ad




Full front page has a color illus:



* Automobile Inspection Car For The Railroad Official



Shows a car built to travel on rails on a mountain pass, and an inspector talking to a rail worker. Report inside: "The Railroading Automobile."



Other topics with prints an... See More  

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631816

Rifle ammunition testing...

Item #631816

October 11, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, October 11, 1919  The front page has "Testing Rifle Ammunition" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Airplane Mapping by the United States Army"; "Copying Fingerprints - II"; "Experimental Wireless Telegraphy and Telephony - VI"; "The Cooperage Industry"; and more illustrations, articles... See More  

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683772

Definitive proof of Einstein's theory of relativity... 'Epoch making'...

Item #683772

November 09, 1919

 NEW YORK TIMES, November 9, 1919 



* Very early Albert Einstein

* Theory of Relativity proved




Page 6 begins with an article which, in scientific circles, is definitive proof of Einstein's theory of relativity.

As background, in 1916 Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity in full mathematical detail. That opened the window on a radically new framework for p... See More  

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$98.00
578300

Thomas Edison's shop advertisement...

Item #578300

December 06, 1919

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 6, 1919  The back page has an unusual ad which includes a photo of Thomas Edison. The full page ad is for: "The Edison Shop" in New York City which has a 8 by 6 inch photo of Edison headed: "Thomas Alva Edison; The Creator Of the Phonograph" and the street address located a the bottom right. The rest of the page is blank. A nice ad for display ... See More  

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577872

Early space travel talk...

Item #577872

February 05, 1920

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 1920



* Professor Robert Goddard - Early rocket experiments

* Flight to Mars?




The front page has a very bizarre report concerning early space travel. Professor Robert Goddard was currently experimenting with early rockets during this time. The front page has one column headlines that read: "FIRST VOLUNTEER FOR LEAP TO MARS" "Capt. Claude Collin... See More  

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659711

Early space travel to Mars ?...

Item #659711

February 05, 1920

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 1920



* Professor Robert H. Goddard

* Early rocket experiments

* Flight to Mars?




The front page has a very bizarre report concerning early space travel. Professor Robert H. Goddard was currently experimenting with early rockets during this time. The front page has one column headings that read: "FIRST VOLUNTEER FOR LEAP TO MARS" "Capt. Claude ... See More  

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$58.00
671702

The world's largest crane (in 1920)... Philadelphia Naval Yard...

Item #671702

August 21, 1920

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1920 Nice, full front cover photo in three colors: "The Largest Of Its Kind: 350 Ton Crane at Philadelphia Navy Yard", which contains details and additional photos on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "Is There a Coal Shortage", "'Miss America,' built and owned by G.A. Wood...", "Record Weather", and two gr... See More  

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$28.00
651719

Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Number...

Item #651719

October 02, 1920

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 2, 1920  The issue also contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: Representative Progress of the Past Seventy-Five Years; Seventy-Five Years of Invention; Civil engineering; Transportation by Sea and Land; Seventy-Five Years of Applied Electricity; The Rise of the Automobile; The Mastery of the Skies; From Wet Plate to Motion Pictures; and othe... See More  

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$85.00
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