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554560

Capture of Finback Whale...

Item #554560

April 17, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, April 17,1880 



* Capture of Finback Whale
 

* Mr. Edison's Horseshoe Lamps 



This paper is 16 pages in length. Inside this issue there are two illustration and a report: "Capture of a Large Finback Whale". Says this type of whale is the most dangerous to attack and the least profitable. Also, there is an article: "Some Electrical measu... See More  

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$20.00
554645

Shirt and collar manufacturing...

Item #554645

May 15, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 15, 1880 



* Shirts and Collars



This issue is 16 pages in length. The front page has 6 illustrations of the "Manufacture Of Shirts and Collars--Geo. P. Ide, Bruce & Co., Troy, N.Y.". The two largest illustrations show the "Stitching Room" and "The Cutting Room", with 3 of the illustrations showing female workers, plus ... See More  

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647959

Steamship Columbia... novel swimming device...

Item #647959

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Novel Swimming Device"; "The Holden Ice Machine"; "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace"; "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus"; "The Ne... See More  

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$38.00
671165

Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671165

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article.

Inside has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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619805

Edison makes improvements to his phonograph invention...

Item #619805

June 12, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 12, 1880 



* Thomas Alva Edison

* Phonograph invention




An inside page has a brief yet noteworthy report under: "Patent Office Items" reading: "Mr. Edison has just obtained a new patent for improvements on his original phonograph, by which the machine is made to speak to better advantage than ever before." (see)

The balance of the ... See More  

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658224

Pittsburg Steel Works... Manufacturing of Steel...

Item #658224

August 14, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 14, 1880



* Early Pittsburgh Steel

* Manufacturing

* 1880 Original Prints




This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: PITTSBURGH STEEL WORKS - FOLDING BOAT - CAR STARTER - SALT EXTRACTION MACHINE, and much more. These illustrations also have text that goes
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548944

Williamsport & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

Item #548944

September 11, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 11, 1880 



* Hermance Machine Company : Williamsport 

* Point Bridge, Pittsburgh
 



The front page features an engraving of: "The Point Bridge Pittsburg, Pa." with a related article as well (see photos).



Among the many inside page illustrations and articles on the latest inventions and innovations of the day is an engravi... See More  

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180041

A science enthusiast's dream collection...

Item #180041
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 25 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906.  Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are complete issues in nice condition.

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$90.00
559506

Inventions of the late 1800's...

Item #559506
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.

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$65.00
649278

Inventions of the late 1800's...

Item #649278
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.

Item from Catalog 305 (released for April, 2021)...

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$65.00
649312

A science enthusiast's dream collection...

Item #649312
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 25 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906.  Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are complete issues in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

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$90.00
589423

Very early automobile print & article...

Item #589423

January 01, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 1, 1881  Inside has an interesting illustration and article on a: "Novel Road Engine" with the print captioned: "Warrington's Road Engine". It is described as an early internal combustion engine: "...The fuel, which is at the same time the motive agent, is common illuminating gas, which is mixed with a certain proportion of air,... See More  

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586812

Bolts and Nuts manufacturing...

Item #586812

January 08, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 8, 1881  The front cover of the issue is entitled "The Manufacture of Bolts and Nuts - Russell, Burdsall & Ward, Port Chester, N.Y." and is comprised of several illustrations. Within the issue is "Sewer outlet on Tidal River or Sea Shore"; "Jenkin's Improved Valves"; "B. F. Stephens' Solid Steel Hand and Ben... See More  

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644830

Electric light patent to Thomas Edison...

Item #644830

March 19, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 



* Thomas Alva Edison

* Electric light patent
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 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 th... See More  

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152641

Latest inven tions of the day, from 1881...

Item #152641

April 09, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 9, 1881  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: "FLOUR MILLING - THE ELECTRIC MIDDLINGS PURIFIER."

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597469

Chicago's old water tower... Survived the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #597469

May 07, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 7, 1881



* Chicago's old water tower

* Survived the Great Chicago Fire




Almost the entire front page is taken up with 2 prints captioned: "North Side Waterworks, Chicago" and an inset showing the "Pumping Engine Room".

There is a related article on the front page as well, continuing on an inside page.

This now-famous Water Tower is ... See More  

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636765

Dolbear's new telephonic system...

Item #636765

June 18, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1881  The front cover of the issue is entitled "Professor A. E. Dolbear's New Telephonic System" which is comprised of several illustrations. Within the issue is "Feast of Strange Fish"; "Photographing the Vibrations of the Voice" and many more articles and advertisements.

Sixteen pages, minor loss at the blank lower m... See More  

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$23.50
650812

A wealth of inventions and period ads...

Item #650812

July 30, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1881  The front cover features "Ellithorp's Boot and Shoe Lasting Machine" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Adjustable Gun Stock"; "The Induction Balance used as a Bullet Finder"; "Maiche's Battery"; "Telescopic Views of the Great Comet of 1881"; "Trevor * Co's Slottin... See More  

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646418

Remington Firearm Company...

Item #646418

September 03, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1881  The full front page is a great montage of prints captioned; 'The Manufacture of Firearms - Armory of E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y." which shows the various steps in their creation. Inside has a full page article on it: "The firearms Manufacture"..

While the front page containing the key images is very nice, the page cont... See More  

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646417

Remington Firearm Company...

Item #646417

September 03, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1881  The full front page is a great montage of prints captioned; 'The Manufacture of Firearms - Armory of E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y." which shows the various steps in their creation. Inside has a full page article on it: "The firearms Manufacture"..

While the front page containing the key images is very nice, the page cont... See More  

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671918

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671918

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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671917

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671917

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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152611

Engraving precious stones...

Item #152611

January 07, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 7, 1882  This 16 page magazine is in nice condition and is loaded with early invention illustrations and descriptions along with several interesting advertisements. This particular issue has on the front page: "ENGRAVING PRECIOUS STONES".

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151991
Item #151991

January 21, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 21, 1882  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including front page illustration(s) headed: "THE MANUFACTURE OF HEMLOCK SOLE LEATHER - BRUNSWICK TANNERY OF HOYT BROTHER, NEW YORK". These illustration(s) also have related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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$21.00
152612

Multiple charge gun...

Item #152612

January 28, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 28, 1882  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: "THE LYMAN-HASKELL MULTIPLE CHARGE ACCELERATING GUN&q... See More  

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633767

Hudson River Tunnel...

Item #633767

February 04, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 4, 1882  The front cover has "The Hudson River Tunnel - New York End" with several small illustrations. Inside the issue is: "Agee's Improved Plow"; "Giles' Drilling Machine"; "Explosion of Two Boilers at Pittsburg, PA" with several illustrations; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Compl... See More  

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$15.50
152151

Proctor and Gamble...

Item #152151

February 18, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 18, 1882  This issue includes four front page illustrations concerning: "The Manufacture Of Soap--Factory Of Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." Three additional illustrations can be found inside as well as a related article.

This issue is in good condition except for a small library stamp along the upper edge of the front page.

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612654

Making Ivory Soap float... A New fire escape...

Item #612654

April 01, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York City, April 1, 1882  Amongst the vast variety of inventions and mechanical improvements which are found throughout this issue--many of which are illustrated--is a  fascinating little article titled: "Floating Soap".

Portions of it include: "...the peculiarity of the soap they were using. When one of the men had soaped himself he would drop th... See More  

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656211

Making Ivory Soap float... A new fire escape...

Item #656211

April 01, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York City, April 1, 1882  Amongst the vast variety of inventions and mechanical improvements which are found throughout this issue--many of which are illustrated--is a  fascinating little article titled: "Floating Soap".

Portions of it include: "...the peculiarity of the soap they were using. When one of the men had soaped himself he would drop th... See More  

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152692
Item #152692

April 15, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN from New York and dated: April 15, 1882. 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.

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152488

East River Bridge... Blackwell's Island...

Item #152488

April 29, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1882. This issue has much invention news and illustrations including illustration(s) headed: "Progress of the New East River Bridge at Blackwell's Island". These illustration(s) also have related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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671665

Louis Pasteur is featured...

Item #671665

June 03, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 3, 1882  The front page features a nice print of famed scientist Louis Pasteur, with the balance of the page taken up with text on his life and work.

The complete issue, measuring 11 by 15 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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642501

Opium manufacturing...

Item #642501

July 29, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1882  The front page is "The Manufacture of Opium" which is comprised of six illustrations with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Drain Cutter"; "Taylor's Cutter Bar for Reapers and Mowers"; "Tasker's Improved Thompson Pulverizer"; "John Scott Russell"; "Microscopical Ex... See More  

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632205

Dry Docks in Brooklyn...

Item #632205

January 13, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 13, 1883  The front cover has "The Great Dry Docks at the Erie Basin, Brooklyn, N.Y." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "New Hose Coupling"; "Schofield's Log Setting Apparatus for Saw Mills"; "Dutcher's Potato Digger"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in ... See More  

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152693

Coal elevators for loading ships...

Item #152693

February 24, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 24, 1883 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.

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631802

Balloon propulsion...

Item #631802

March 10, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1883  The front page has "Experimental Applications of Electricity for Balloon Propulsion" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Kriegar's Foundry Cupola"; "The Isometric Governor"; "C. P. Willard & Co's Vertical Engineer"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete i... See More  

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152070
Item #152070

March 24, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 24, 1883  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including inside page illustration(s) headed: "THE 'BOSS CLIPPER' VERTICAL ENGINE - MADE BY THE TAYLOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY" These illustration(s) also have related text as well. This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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651496

The Russian telescope... Illusion tricks revealed...

Item #651496

April 07, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 7, 1883  The full ftpg. is taken up with an article and nice print of: "the Great Russian Telescope" at Pulkow, Russia. Inside has an article with 3 prints on: "Scientific Illusions - The Living Half Of A Woman" and: "Explanatory of the Talking Head".

Sixteen pages, very nice  condition.

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636487

The new freight steamer 'City of Fall River'...

Item #636487

May 05, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 5, 1883  The entire front page features nice prints of the: "New Freight Steamer City of Fall River", with detailed text as well. Other items inside include: "Improved Double Cylinder Air Compressor" "Parker's Steam Digger" "Hill's Universal Grinding Machine" and more.

Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, g... See More  

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$13.50
566248

The Railroad at Philadelphia...

Item #566248

May 12, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, NY, May 12, 1883.



* The Pennsylvania Railroad Company 



The front page has eight illustrations of "The Broad Street Passenger Station Of The Pennsylvania Railroad Company At Philadelphia", the largest of which gives an exterior view of the station.



The issue is in good condition and is nice for display.... See More  

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150961

The Isolated Bust...

Item #150961

June 23, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 23, 1883. "Scientific Shows" on the back page discusses the illusion known as "The Isolated Bust". A small illustration shows a performance using the isolated bust and there is a diagram that explains how the illusion is created. Good condition.

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$21.00
152144

Making incandescent lamps...

Item #152144

June 30, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 30, 1883  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including front page illustration(s) headed: "WRIGHT AND MACKIE'S MACHINERY FOR MAKING INCANDESCENT ELECTRIC LAMPS". These illustration(s) also have related text as well.

This issue is 16 pages and in nice condition.

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$21.00
631801

The Rondout Bridge...

Item #631801

July 07, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 7, 1883  The front page has "Rondout Bridge, New York West Shore, and Buffalo Railroad" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Dr. Hubbard's Chemical Vaporizer and Deodorizer"; "Beavers at Work"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, and nice condition.... See More  

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631800

Bascule Bridge...

Item #631800

July 21, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 21, 1883  The front page has "Design for Bascule Bridge over River Thames Below London Bridge" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Herrington's System of Transportation and Delivery"; "An Aerial Turbine Wheel"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, and ... See More  

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672136

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672136

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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631797

The Great Northern Pacific Railroad...

Item #631797

September 22, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 22, 1883  The front page has "the New Bridge over the Monongahela River at Pittsburg, PA" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is "Metamorphosis of Deer's Antlers"; "Completion of the Great Northern Pacific Railroad"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound... See More  

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657812

Edison's method for powering light bulbs...

Item #657812

October 13, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 13, 1883



* T. Edison's Method for Powering Light Bulbs
* The Brooklyn BridgeThis 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Edison Twelve Hundred Electric Light Machine", "Deep Rock Cuts on Pennsylvnia Railroad Near New York", "B
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$44.00
632208

Ship of War - Atlanta...

Item #632208

November 17, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 17, 1883  The front cover has "The New United States Ship of War Atlanta" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improved Combined Shears and Punch"; "Novel Apparatus for Home-made Bread Making"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in good conditio... See More  

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$28.00
631902

Niagara River... fire escape...

Item #631902

December 01, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1883  The front page has "The Great Cantilever Bridge over Niagara River" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Cassedy's Fire Escape"; "Locomotive with Electric Head Lights and Electric Machine"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in nice condi... See More  

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$31.00
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