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152610

Early boats of the world...

Item #152610

November 04, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 4, 1876  This 16 page magazine is in nice condition and is loaded with early invention illustrations and descriptions along with several interesting advertisements. Many of the things we use today on a regular basis were just being invented back then. This particular issue has on the front page: "CURIOUS BOATS AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION 1876"... See More  

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678125

Glass making... Centennial Exhibition...

Item #678125

November 11, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876   The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.

This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More  

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202331

1876 Scientific American...

Item #202331

November 18, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 18, 1876  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: PORTABLE SAWMILL - SHOE SCOLLOPING - TOOL GRINDING MACHINE & more, including related text.

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$21.00
152614

Early grinding knife machine...

Item #152614

December 09, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 9, 1876  This 16 page magazine is in nice condition and is loaded with early invention illustrations and descriptions along with several interesting advertisements. Many of the things we use today on a regular basis were just being invented back then. This particular issue has on the front page: "EMERY WHEEL KNIFE-GRINDING MACHINE".

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150947

The Centennial Exposition...

Item #150947

December 30, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, SUPPLEMENT, New York, Dec. 30, 1876  Nice full front page illustration of: "The International Exhibit of 1876--General View, Interior of the Main Building". Additional articles and illustrations within.



Complete in 14 pages with a bit of wear at the spine, otherwise good condition.

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150151

Inventions and devices from 1877...

Item #150151

January 01, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1877 The latest inventions & devices for industry & the home during this period of industrial development. Many illustrations with one on the front page.



Complete in 16 pages and in good condition.



PLEASE NOTE: The photos are representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year. 

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612651

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #612651

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery"; "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machin... See More  

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671162

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #671162

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery" "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machine... See More  

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656303

Tractor... Cow milker...

Item #656303

February 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 17, 1877  The front page of the issue contains a large illustration "Frick & Co.'s Eclipse Agricultural Engine" and accompanying article. Within the issue is "Secchi's Solar Photographic Instrument"; "Melling's Improvements in Safety Valves"; "Knollin's Cow Milker"; "Hydraulic Punching Mac... See More  

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628041

Building the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #628041

March 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1877 



* Brooklyn Bridge - East River

* Under construction print




The front page has a large illustration: "The Foot Bridge Over The East River, New York." as well as three diagrams relating to the construction of the foot bridge, and a report: "The East River Bridge." better known today as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sixteen pages, ... See More  

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657251

Building the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #657251

March 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1877 



* Brooklyn Bridge - East River

* Under construction print




The front page has a large illustration: "The Foot Bridge Over The East River, New York" as well as three diagrams relating to the construction of the foot bridge, and a report: "The East River Bridge." better known today as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sixteen pages, v... See More  

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202346

Tprpedo Warfare...

Item #202346

March 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 17, 1877



This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: PNEUMATIC - MECHANICAL FLIGHT - ROTARY PUMP -  & much more. The front cover has the nice print:  "Admiral Porter's System Of Torpedo Warfare".



Interesting period advertisements are pres... See More  

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613211

Pneumatic message system...

Item #613211

March 24, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 24, 1877  The front page features a large illustration "Pneumatic Transmission in New York City" with an accompanying article and more illustrations inside. Inside the issue is "New Experiments in Mechanical Flight" with illustrations; "Houyoux' Rotary Pump"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete i... See More  

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152001

Torpedoes...

Item #152001

April 21, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 21, 1877  This issue has front page illustration of the: "TORPEDO EXPERIMENTS AT CHERBOURG, FRANCE". This illustration also has related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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206543

Professor Gray's Telephone in New York and Philadelphia...

Item #206543

April 28, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, April 28, 1877, from New York. This issue contains the following prints, articles, and/or ads: Watson's Gap Lathe; The Ironclad Man-of-War Alexandra; Professor Gray's Telephone;  and other articles. See photos for details.

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642178

Silverware manufacturing in 1874...

Item #642178

May 12, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1877  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: MANUFACTURING OF SILVERWARE - BRYANT VASE - CALCULATING MACHINE - FIRE ESCAPE & much more, with related text.

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577315

Hoboken Railroad...

Item #577315

May 26, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 26, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Engineering Works, Hoboken, NJ - Milling Machine - Pompeii scenes and more. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them along with additional articles and advertisements Very interesting advert
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540451

Billiard tables...

Item #540451

July 14, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 14, 1877



* Billiard Table

* Carnivorous Plants




This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: Collender's Improved Billiard Table", "Improved Billiard Ball Holder", "Curious Carnivorous Plants", "Catastrophism in Geology", and much more.



This issue is in good condition, save for a small library stamp at... See More  

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152222

Making shot...

Item #152222

July 28, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 28, 1877  This paper contains front page prints and article of: THE MANUFACTURE OF SHOT. POURING THE MELTED LEAD.

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636295

Building the Brooklyn Bridge... The sea monster...

Item #636295

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877 



* Brooklyn Bridge - East River

* Under construction print




The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More  

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639721

Building the Brooklyn Bridge... The sea monster...

Item #639721

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea Monster" with two illustrations of it.

Sixteen pages, very n... See More  

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620994

Building the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #620994

August 04, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sixteen pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

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636347

Early on the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #636347

August 11, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877  The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".

S... See More  

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688586

Can a pitcher make a ball curve?

Item #688586

August 18, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1877  Inside has an interesting article headed: "Curving a Base Ball" which begins: "I see by a reply to one of your correspondents that you seem to doubt the possibility of this feat. That a ball may be thrown with a curve seems to be an undisputed proposition among players..." with the balance of the article explaining--scientifica... See More  

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611414

Fireless locomotive...

Item #611414

October 20, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 20, 1877  The front cover continues a halfpage illustration "Fireless Locomotive For Street Railways" which has an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Baromotor"; "Root's Blower for Mine Ventilation"; "Automatic Fire Extinguisher"; "Small Geared Locomotives"; and more illustrations, articl... See More  

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669261

Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #669261

November 17, 1877

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 tr
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202367
Item #202367

November 24, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, November 24, 1877  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: NEW YORK CITY SEWAGE TUNNEL - TILE MAKING MACHINE - FLOURING MILL - BORING MACHINE & more, including related text.

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202366

Ice making machine...

Item #202366

December 01, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1877  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: ICE MAKING MACHINE - SUGAR CANE GRINDING MILL - FOLDING BOOK CASE - TRICYCLE & more, including related text.

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688936

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #688936

December 22, 1877

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 ... See More  

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613207

Ice Machine... Steam Pump...

Item #613207

March 16, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 16, 1878  The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "The Holden Ice Machine" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is "The National Steam Pump"; "Double Shearing, Punching and Straightening Machine"; "New Boat-Propelling Device"; "Phillip's Improved Buckboard Wagon"; "Mi... See More  

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680887

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #680887

March 30, 1878

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 perfo

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637254

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #637254

March 30, 1878

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 perfor... See More  

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682672

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #682672

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878  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

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674683

Large illustration of an early Gatling Gun...

Item #674683

April 13, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1878  The prime content within this issue is: "THE GATLING GUN IN A MAN-OF-WAR'S TOP". Also present are: "MASON'S OUTRIGGER HOIST", "CLEMINSON'S FLEXIBLE WHEEL BASE SYSTEM",  "STEAM POWER MOLDING MACHINE", and more.

Other illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions and improvements o... See More  

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684627

Aerial balloon torpedo... Ostrich farming...

Item #684627

May 11, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 11, 1878  Among the articles with prints is a full front page print: "The Balloon Torpedo" which includes n article on how it works: "Aerial Warfare".

There are also two full pages on: "Ostrich Farming in South Africa" which includes 8 prints, and also: "The Premier Tricycle".

Sixteen pages, a few discrete archival me... See More  

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610925

Making cable for the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #610925

May 18, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 18, 1878  This issue contains illustrations and articles on the latest inventions of the day including: "Cable Making on the East River Bridge"; "The Kunstadter Rudder Screw"; Calendar Clock"; "Steam Engine"; "Plante's Secondary Batteries" and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

This is complete ... See More  

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202903

Automatic farm fence gate...

Item #202903

May 25, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 25, 1878  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions:  FARM GATE - WATER HEATER - SPRING BED - GRINDING MILL & more, including related text.

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$21.00
202902

Brush making...

Item #202902

June 08, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1878 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions:  BRUSH MAKING BY MACHINES - EGG BOILER - LAMP BURNER - BUFFALO FORGE - SHAPER & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back... See More  

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646616

Edison's Micro-Tasimeter...

Item #646616

June 22, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 22, 1878 This issue contains an article and print describing "Edison's Micro-Tasimeter". The front page features "The International Avenue at the Paris Exhibition. Other articles: "Horizontal Engine with Collmann's Valve Gear"  "Ether Ice-making Machine" "Holcomb's Hot Air Furnace" "Birds of Para... See More  

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675425

Thomas Edison and his phonograph...

Item #675425

July 06, 1878

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: "... See More  

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581882

The Otto Bicycle... Thomas Edison...

Item #581882

July 20, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York July 20, 1878 An article inside describes "Professor Edison's New Carbon Rheostat". Includes an illustration of this instrument.  Also includes "The Otto Bicycle", with image and description.  Complete in 16 pages, and in very nice condition.

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$55.00
616759

Thomas Edison's megaphone...

Item #616759

August 24, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 24, 1878 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Megaphone invention print




Taking a bit more than half of the ftpg. is an illustration of a gentleman and a few onlookers using "Edison's Megaphone". The article, which begins on the ftpg., gives the background of "ear & speaking trumpets" plus talk about Edison's invention. The c... See More  

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$48.00
633741

With the original & very decorative outer wrappers......

Item #633741

September 07, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 This title was a totally separate, stand-alone publication from the more well-known SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.  Having begun to report on the Centennial Exposition in 1876, its success caused it to continue as a weekly publication into the 20th century. This title is much like its more famous cousin, but tends to have more mechanically-themed ... See More  

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152143
Item #152143

October 12, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 12, 1878  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including inside page illustration(s) headed: "NEW STETHOSCOPIC MICROPHONE". These illustration(s) also have related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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657286

This issue taught the world how horses run...

Item #657286

October 19, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 19, 1878  This now very famous serious of photos, captioned: "The Science of the Horse's Motions" done by Mr. Muybridge, taught his how a horse truly trots and gallops. Previous to these photographs it was though that horses galloped much differently, hence the unusual paintings of horses in gallop prior to this time.

Page 3 has a related art
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628387

Wilson's shuttle sewing machine...

Item #628387

November 02, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 2, 1878  The front page of the issue has a half-page illustration "The Forster-Firmin Amalgamator" along with a related article. Inside the issue is: "Main Building at the Paris Exhibition"; "New Wilson Shuttle Sewing Machine" which includes several illustrations; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Comple... See More  

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152145
Item #152145

November 16, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 16, 1878  This issue has front page illustration(s) headed: "CAPTAIN ERICSSON'S NEW TORPEDO BOAT, THE DESTROYER". This illustration(s) also has related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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636488

A new iron-clad torpedo boat...

Item #636488

November 16, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1878  The front page has a nice print of: "Captain Ericsson's New Torpedo Boat, the Destroyer" with a detailed article as well. Many other unrelated prints inside as well including several of early engines, a nice print of the: "Locomotive for the Metropolitan Elevated Railway, New York City" "Some Modifications of the Micro... See More  

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554561

The Humpback Whale...

Item #554561

March 01, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York City, March 1, 1879



* The Humpback Whale


* Manufacturing of Horseshoe nails 



This issue is 16 pages in length. On the front page, there are several photos of "The Manufacture of Horseshoe Nails" with the article starting on the front page and continuing on page 130. Inside there is a report: "The Humpback Whale" mentioning that the com... See More  

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683410

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #683410

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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$42.00
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