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674682

Early typewriter...

The Harlem River bridge (Washington Bridge)... The Calligraph...

Item #674682

March 06, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1886  The front page has the 2nd and 1st place prize designs for the Harlem River Bridge at 181st Street (now Washington Bridge): "DESIGN FOR BRIDGE ACROSS HARLEM RIVER AT 181ST STREET, NEW YORK CITY LOOKING SOUTH - FIRST PRIZE" and "DESIGN FOR HARLEM RIVER BRIDGE LOOKING NORTH-SECOND PRIZE". Quite displayable.

Also noteworthy is a ... See More  

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$32.00
633774

French steamship La Bourgogne...

Item #633774

May 01, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 1, 1886  The front cover has "The New French Atlantic Steamship La Bourgogne" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improved Concrete Making Machine"; "Othniel Charles Marsh"; "A Novel Mode of Feeding Lambs"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, a little lite di... See More  

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$30.00
633775

Yachting...

Item #633775

May 22, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1886  The front cover has "The New Racing Sloop Yacht Atlantic" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Triple Expansion Engines"; "A Scythian Chariot"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, a little lite dirtiness to the cover, non-archival mends to at the centerfold ma... See More  

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$28.00
588974

Great for the telephone collector...

Item #588974

May 29, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1886 The front page has a nice print showing "Early Telephones" from before Alexander Graham Bell's invention, with each of the 6 models labeled by date, name, and inventor. Also a nice ftpg. article titled: "Early Telephones". Other articles are: "Badia's Improved Life Preserver"; "The Lemurs in the Berlin Zoologica... See More  

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$33.00
216171

Military field hospital in 1886....

Item #216171

June 26, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1886  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: PORTABLE BARRACK AND FIELD HOSPITAL - HAND TRUCK - TOOL GRINDER - PUNCHING PRESS - WOOD WOOL MACHINE  & much more.

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688736

The art of throwing a baseball, with illustrations...

Item #688736

July 31, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 31, 1886  An inside page has a fascinating full page of text and illustrations on: "The Art Of Pitching In Baseball" written by noted baseball pioneer Henry Chadwick. Perhaps not surprising given this is a scientific magazine, the analysis of the "pitch" is very scientific.

The prints shown are captioned: "Diagram of the Rotary
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$110.00
578468

New tower bridge in England...

Item #578468

July 31, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 31, 1886 The frontpage of this issue contains two large illustrations of "The New Tower Bridge Over the Thames, London" with an additional illustration and article within. Other articles are: "Steel Stern Wheel Steamer" "Regenerative Gas Furnace, West Middlesex Rolling Mills" Delma's Hot Air Burner" "A Waterspou... See More  

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633773

Yachting...

Item #633773

September 18, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 18, 1886  The front cover has "Illustrations of the British Yacht Galatea" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Michel Eugene Chevreul"; "Illustrations of the american Yacht Mayflower"; "The Acme Automatic Safety Engine, with Bryant's Patent Boiler"; "Dann & Lapp's Long Distance Te... See More  

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631392

Electric tramway...

Item #631392

October 02, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 2, 1886  The cover has "The Demagnetization of Watches" with two illustrations. Also inside is: "New Orleans" with illustrations pertaining to the cotton industry; "Electric Tramway Car at Hamburg"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in nice condition.

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540302

The inexpensive typewriter...

Item #540302

October 16, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 16, 1886  This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: "A Cheap Type Writer", "Experiments with the Scientific Top", "Stillman's Saddle Sulky", and much more.

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

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152212

Telegraph... Telephone...

Item #152212

November 13, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 13,1886  This paper, measing about 11 by 15.5 inches, contains front page prints and an article on: HOUSE'S MONDERN PHONETIC TELEGRAPH & ROYAL E. HOUSE'S TELEPHONE. Save for some slight staining which does not cause any loss, this issue is in good condition.

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658709

The College of New York in 1887....

Item #658709

March 12, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 12, 1887



* The College of the City of New York and much more in 19th century illustrated magazine



This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/places: COLLEGE OF NEW YORK CITY - AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHER - DAMPER - CASK or TU
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$36.00
151739
Item #151739

March 12, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 12, 1887  This 16 page illustrated magazine is in nice condition and contains front page illustrated scenes of the College of New York City. This issue also contains other illustrations throughout.

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$20.00
657813

Snow yacht sailing... Faust's Stove for railway cars...

Item #657813

March 19, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1887



* Snow yacht sailing

* Paris morgue

* Magazine gun for the German Army

* Faust's Stove for railway cars



Illustrations have supporting text. Many interesting advertisements as well.  The issue is complete and in very good condition.
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633464

A self-righting lifeboat...

Item #633464

June 25, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 25, 1887  Among the articles is: "An Unsinkable, Self-Righting Lifeboat" which has a nice illustration (see). Other prints include: "Rohling's Cotton Picker" "Weaver's Fly Net for Horses" "Sattes' Saw Filing Machine and much more.

Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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677052

Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 25, 1887



* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
 
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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581858

Dinoceras... found in Wyoming...

Item #581858

July 23, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 23, 1887 The front page of this issue features a "Improved Type Composing and Distributing Machine" and accompanying article. Within the issue is "General View of the Route of the Mount Pilatus Railway"; "A Curious Suspension Bridge Near Chicago, ILL."; "The Dinoceras - A Gigantic Extinct Animal Found in Wyoming"; and addi... See More  

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220148

FDNY in 1887...

Item #220148

July 30, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1887.    



New York City Fire Department Headquarters



This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: "New Headquarters of the Fire Department of New York", "Tobacco Pipe", "Feed Cooker", "
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674271

Thomas Edison Electricity From Fuel...

Item #674271

August 27, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN August 27, 1887. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EDISON'S ELECTRICAL DISCOVERIES - HORSE COLLAR - ODOMETER - WATER WHEEL & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well. 

Complete in 16 pages, archivally repaired at... See More  

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614893

A new fire ladder...

Item #614893

September 03, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 3, 1887  The front page of this issue has a large illustration "Casting the Bronze Buffalo's Head for the Union Pacific Bridge at Omaha" with an accompanying article. Within in the issue is: ""The Floating Balance"; "Parisian Fire Ladders"; "Spencer Fullerton Baird"; and more illustrations, articles and ... See More  

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631516

Edison's magnetic bridge...

Item #631516

September 10, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 10, 1887  The front page of the issue has "The Barrett System of Lighting Railroad Cars by Electricity" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Simple Method of Engraving Glass and Metals"; "The Yacht Thistle"; "Edison's Magnetic Bridge"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Compl... See More  

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222504

Adams' blinders for bridles...

Item #222504

September 17, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 17, 1887



* Adams' blinders for horse bridles
* A Ceylon surf boat
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: Illustrations of the new American War Ship Chicago", "Adams' Blinder Attachment for Bridles", "H. B. Wil
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633696

Early electric street car...

Item #633696

November 12, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 12, 1887  Taking most of the ftpg. are four illus. of: "The Weiss Electric Street Car & The Weiss System As Applied In Jersey City, N.J." The largest illus. shows a street car ascending a hill in Jersey City. Included is a related article.

Many other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements of the day. Sixteen pages, ... See More  

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648931

P. T. Barnum's Circus Fire... Map of the city of Boston...

Item #648931

December 03, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 3, 1887 The issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Main Pumping Engine of the Boston Sewage System", "Fire Engine Tender", "Burning of Rare Animals", "Boston Drainage System - Reservoirs at Moon Island", map of the "City of Boston", "Jay
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222921

Josiah P. Cooke...

Item #222921

December 10, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, December 10, 1887
 
* Tarante, Italy
* Josiah Parsons Cooke
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition (except for some damage which occurs on all pages in the top left-hand corner: the absence of a triangular piece measuring 1/2 by 3 and a 1 inch tear) and contains illustrations/text pertaining to the latest inven
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150194

Item #150194

January 28, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., Jan. 28, 1888 Ftpg. illus: "The Foundry Of The Syracuse Malleable Iron Works" with two smaller illus: "The Annealing Kilns" & "General View Of The Works". Text as well. Good.

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632061

New Harlem River bridge...

Item #632061

February 18, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 18, 1888 The front cover has "False Work Under East Arch - General View of Operations in Progress on the New Harlem River Bridge" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Boomber & Boschert's Power Screw Tankage Press"; "New French Steam Tricycle"; "The Copperhead"; and more illustrations, articles a... See More  

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657810

Electric Club House of New York City...

Item #657810

March 03, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 3, 1888  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: "Electric Club House of New York City", "Car Coupling", "Portable Bath", "Thermo-Motor", and much more.

These illustrations also have text that goes
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642502

Moving a large hotel at Coney Island...

Item #642502

April 14, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 14, 1888  The front cover has "Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel - General View of the Operations" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The New Steamship City of New York - 10,500 Tons, 560 Feet Length"; "The Roman Aqueduct at Nimes"; "The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch" and more articles, illustrations and ... See More  

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612881

Scientific Apparatus...

Item #612881

April 28, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 28, 1888 Full front page has seven scenes: "Manufacture Of Scientific Apparatus--Factory, Stores, And Offices Of J. W. Queen & Co." with an accompanying report inside includes five more illustrations. Inside the issue is: "Engish Coupling and Uncoupling Devices", "A Twenty Thousand Dollar Country House" and more illustrations, ... See More  

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222478

Electro-dynamic fields...

Item #222478

April 28, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 28, 1888

 
* Electro-Dynamic Fields
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, most of which pertain to the latest inventions of the day, with accompanying text including: "The Crown Prince of Germany - Prince William and His Son", "m Estrande's High Speed Locomotive",
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637104

Man in an electric chair...

Item #637104

June 30, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 30, 1888  The ftpg. shows: "New Bridge Over Kill Van Kull--The Largest Draw in the World". This bridge connected New Jersey & New York via Staten Island.

Inside has an illustration captioned: "Execution by Electricity, Shortly to Be Introduced in N.Y. State" with a related article on the details headed: "Execution by Electricit... See More  

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222970

Fingerprint identification...

Item #222970

August 18, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Aug. 18, 1888  Among the articles are: "Cold Storage on Shipboard" "Refrigerating Machine" "Apparatus for Extracting Water of Condensation" "Instantaneous Photographs" "South Front of the Laboratory of the Marine Biological Association, on the Citadel Hill, Plymouth" and much more.

One of the more
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591403

New York Times Building...

Item #591403

August 25, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 25, 1888. The front page of this issue features "The New 'Times' 'Building, New York--Erection of the New Structure Prior to Removal of the Old One." There is a related article on this on an inside page. Also within the issue are: "Improved Refrigerating Machine"; "The New Rouen Bridge", and additional illustrations an... See More  

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631497

A remarkable timber raft...

Item #631497

September 01, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 1, 1888  The front page of the issue has "The Great Timber Raft from Joggins, Nova Scotia" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Economical Triple Compound Semi-Portable Engine"; "The Spiral Screw Driver" and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, unbound, and in nice con... See More  

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648615

A remarkable timber raft...

Item #648615

September 01, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept.1, 1888  The front page shows: "The Great Timber Raft from Joggins, Nova Scotia" with an accompanying article. Inside includes: "Economical Triple Compound Semi-Portable Engine" "The Spiral Screw Driver" and more articles & illustrations of recent inventions & improvements of the day.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition... See More  

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656333

George Eastman receives a patent for his camera...

Item #656333

September 22, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 22, 1888  Although quite significant for any collector of vintage cameras, one of the back page has the "Index of Inventions" showing over 100 which have recently been awarded, one being: "Camera, G. Eastman....388,850". This was for his first roll film not requiring support.

Various illustrations of recent invention of the day, many q... See More  

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151890

Early pocket camera...

Item #151890

October 13, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 13, 1888  See the photo below for the interesting illustration of "A Pocket Camera" with a nice article similarly headed. There is also another illustration on this page: "Interior Of Pocket Camera". You get the complete 16 page issue which is in nice condition.

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577341

Clark Thread Works' Chimney...

Item #577341

October 20, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 20, 1888  The frontpage of the issue features "The Highest Chimney in the United States, Recently Erected at the Clark Thread Works" which was located at Kearney, New Jersey. Other articles include: Wrench, Sled, Screw Propeller, Howell Torpedo, Clothes Drier, Fly Net, & many more. These illustrations have accompanying text t
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$25.00
579739

Clark Thread Works' Chimney...

Item #579739

October 20, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 20, 1888  The frontpage of the issue features "The Highest Chimney in the United States, Recently Errected at the Clark Thread Works" which was located at Kearney, New Jersey. Other articles include: Wrench, Sled, Screw Propeller, Howell Torpedo, Clothes Drier, Fly Net, & many more. These illustrations have accompanying te
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$28.00
645221

Scientific improvements & inventions of the day...

Item #645221

December 01, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Dec. 1, 1888  This magazine contains illustrations & text pertaining to the latest inventions and scientific discoveries of the day. Prints include: "Ampere" "The Russian Imperial Yacht Polar Star" "Explosion of a Petroleum Steamer at Calais, France" "Chart of a Horse, Showing at a Glance Many of the Diseases
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219332

Ferry Boat Bergen in 1888....

Item #219332

December 08, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 8, 1888



* The Screw Ferry Boat Bergen
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Ferry Boat Bergen - Slotting Machine - Speed Indicator - movable Batteries - Pendulumbs & More. These illustrations also have text that goes al
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$22.00
206544

The Mannlicher Gun...

Item #206544

January 05, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, January 5, 1889, from New York. This issue contains the following prints, articles, and/or ads: New Railroad Over the Rocky Mountains of Colorado; The Mannlicher Gun; The Lowth Telephone; A Gas-Propelled Carriage;  and other articles. See photos for details.

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$49.00
592132

Early beginnings of IBM?...

Item #592132

January 26, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York January 26, 1889



* IBM in it's infancy ? 

* Pre computers
 



See the photo below for the listing of a patent issued for "Statistics, apparatus for compiling" to H. Hollerith, and two other patent numbers to H. Hollerith for "Statistics, compiling". This company by H. Hollerith would go on to become IBM ! Here is a terrific, incon... See More  

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$32.00
152065
Item #152065

February 09, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 9, 1889  This issue has much invention news and illustrations including front page illustration(s) headed: "WORKS OF THE BALL ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY, 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
652553

Early Fire Escape...

Item #652553

February 23, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, February 23, 1889. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: GUN FACTORY - WIRE TIGHTENER - BRAKE SHOE - EAR PIERCER - FIRE ESCAPE - STEP LADDER & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when ... See More  

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$24.00
204955

Phonograph recorder ...

Item #204955

March 16, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 16, 1889  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: BARREL - POTATO PLANTER - ROAD CART - PAVEMENT - PHONOGRAPHIC RECORDER & more.

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$20.00
538675

Telephone company in 1889...

Item #538675

March 30, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1889.



* telephone company operators
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: Metropolitan Telephone co. - Brake block - Knife cleaner - Stove hood - Envelope cutterWatering trough & More. These illustra
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$29.00
666220

Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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$135.00
633770

Views in Alaska...

Item #633770

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1889  The front cover has "The Remarkable Glaciers, Waterfalls, Mountains, and Harbors of Alaska" with an inside article "Views of Alaska". Inside the issue is: "Large Twin Gas Engine"; "Reid's Duplex Pump and Condenser"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages and in n... See More  

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$31.00
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