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1st successful mid-air refueling... Aviation history...

Item #691725

June 30, 1923


* Army Aviators attempt to break endurance record

*  First ever successful airplanes mid-air refueling

The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "AIR MARATHON 'SHIP' CRASHES" with subhead. (see) Text includes: "...received food, fuel and oil supplies in mid-air..."

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1st hydrogen bomb tests announced...

Item #691614

November 17, 1952


* Operation Ivy Mike - 1st Hydrogen Bomb tests

* First thermonuclear device - fusion

* Elugelab Island - Enewetak Atoll

The front page has a nice banner headline: "H-BOMB 'EXPERIMENTS' BY U.S. ARE SUCCESS" with subheads and related photo. (see) Nice for display.

Complete with 44 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, gen... See More  

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1937 Jagadish Chandra Bose death...

Item #691400

November 24, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 24, 1937

* Jagadish Chandra Bose death

* Indian polymath - scientist

* Biologist, physicist, botanist

The top of page 23 has a one column heading: "SIR JAGADISH BOSE, SCIENTIST, 78, DIES" with subheads. (see)

Complete with all 46 pages, rag edition in great condition.

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Soviets shock the world: Sputnik is launched...

Item #690736

October 05, 1957

MIRROR NEWS, Los Angeles, October 5, 1957 

* Sputnik 1 (1st report)

* World's 1st orbiting artificial satellite

* Space race begins

A very significant report in the space race, with a banner head reading: "RUSS 'MOON' CROSSES PACIFIC COAST" with a subhead: "Soviets Stun World, Jump Into Lead Over U.S. in Race to Space" and a related diagram showing the ... See More  

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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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1911 Nikola Tesla's steam turbine w/ photos...

Item #688880

September 30, 1911


* Tesla's steam bladeless turbine

* Nikola Tesla - electricity pioneer

Pages 296-297 has a early report on the Tesla turbine with heading: "The Tesla Steam Turbine" with subhead and a few related photos. This invention wouldn't be patented until 1913.

Other topics throughout. Complete with 20 pages, tiny binding along the spine, nice co... See More  

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

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

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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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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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George de Bothezat death... Helicopter pioneer...

Item #688490

February 03, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1940

* George de Bothezat death (1st report)

* Russian American engineer & businessman

* Inventor of 1st successful, practical helicopter

The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HELICOPTER MAKER, DE BOTHEZAT, DEAD" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our ... See More  

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George Washington provides a patent...

Item #688479

June 17, 1796


* President George Washington

* Patent signed in type

* Inventor Robert Dawson

* Improvement in bolting cloths

Page 4 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: &quo... See More  

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

Item #688473

June 22, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796  Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...t... See More  

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Death of actress & inventor Hedy Lamarr...

Item #688418

January 20, 2000

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 20, 2000 

* Hedy Lamarr death (1st report)

* Austrian-American movie - film actress

* Inventor re. Bluetooth - Wi-Fi - GPS

* Best publication to be had ?

The bottom of the front page has a small photo with brief text. The top of page 22 has a heading that reads: "Hedy Lamarr; Screen Star Called Her Beauty a Curse" with another photo. (see) Nice to ha... See More  

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1932 Alexander Winton death

Item #688326

June 23, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1932

* Alexander Winton death (1st report)

* Winton Motor Carriage Company founder

* Scottish-American bicycle & automobile inventor

Page 21 has a one column heading: "ALEXANDER WINTON, AUTO PIONEER, DEAD" with subheads. (see) He formed one of the very first American companies to sell a motor car. I suspect this is one of the few publications to ... See More  

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Gandhi is assassinated... Death of Orville Wright...

Item #688062

January 31, 1948


* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi assassinated

* The Mahatma - Great headline for display

The banner headline announces: "GANDHI KILLED; INDIA RIOTS" and: "15 Killed in Bombay; Police Fire on Stabbing Crowd" and: "Hindu Assassin Held; Thousands At Bier" with other subheads. Included also is a full-figure photo of "Gan... See More  

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1934 death of the "Hotdog Man"

Item #687336

May 04, 1934

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1934

* Harry M. Stevens death

* Inventor of the hot dog

* "Hotdog Man" King

* Food concessionaire

The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HARRY STEVENS, 'HOT DOG KING,' DIES AT 78" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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1898 Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat...

Item #687319

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898

* Inventor Nikola Tesla

* Radio remote controlled boat

Great issue on the early radio remote control. Page 6 has a fascinating article with 3 related diagrams on the recent invention of Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat. (see)

Other inventions of the day throughout. Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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

Item #687150

July 05, 1762


* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin

A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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Thomas Edison becomes ill....

Item #686766

August 02, 1931

THE DETROIT NEWS, August 2, 1931

* Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill

* Prelude to his death shortly after ?

The front page has a great banner headline: "EDISON RALLIES AFTER COLLAPSE" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Edison would die about 2 months later. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete 1st section only with... See More  

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Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752

* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described

Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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Karl Benz death... automobile pioneer...

Item #686676

April 05, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929

* Karl Benz death (1st report)

* German engine designer

* Inventor of 1st automobile ?

* Mercedes-Benz co-founder

Page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1st automobil... See More  

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Spindletop/Beaumont - 1st Texas oil strike... Tesla's wireless light... Davidson's flying machine...

Item #686470

February 02, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 2, 1901  The most notable item is found on page 74: "THE BEAUMONT [TX] OIL WELL", now known as Spindletop, which tells of the 1st major oil strike in Texas which had occurred just a few weeks earlier. An article with a related photo are included. Also deserving attention is "Tesla's Wireless Light".

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1932 Nikola Tesla... Father of radio....

Item #686094

February 24, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1932

* Nikola Tesla

* Father of Radio Physics & more

Page 20 under "Letters to the Editor" are small one column headings: "THE TESLA EXPERIMENTS" "Further Light Is Sought on Conclusions Regarding the Cosmic Ray" See images for text here.

News, sports, and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning and a ... See More  

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King Camp Gillette death... safety razor fame...

Item #686020

July 11, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1932

* King Camp Gillette death

* Best selling safety razor inventor

* Freebie marketing pioneer

Page 13 has a one column heading: "K. C. GILLETTE DEAD; MADE SAFETY RAZOR" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of King Camp Gillette, inventor of the best selling version of the safety razor. I suspect this is one of the few p... See More  

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Professor Reuss invented the telephone?

Item #686016

March 04, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876  

* Johann Philipp Reis

* German scientist & inventor

* Make-and-break telephone

The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of  the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other... See More  

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The very first automobile advertisement in America...

Item #685724

July 30, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1898 

* Very 1st ever automobile advertisement

* Horseless carriage (historic)

A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America. This same (or extremely similar) ad appear... See More  

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Cryotrons invented... smaller computers ?....

Item #685174

February 06, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1957

* Invention of the Cryotron - Dudley Allen Buck

* Superconductivity - magnetic fields

* Bill Haley & His Comets touch down in London

Near the bottom of the front page is a three column photo with heading: "Cryotrons May Lead to Computers Cubic Foot in Size" (see) 1st report coverage on the invention of Cryotrons by Dudley Allen Buck at the... See More  

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Fluoroscope X-Ray invention...

Item #685023

August 16, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 16, 1897

* Thomas Alva Edison

* Fluoroscope (Vitascope)

* X-Rays experiments

The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "MORE EDISON WONDERS" with subheads. (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 this era in paper.

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Morse improves his telegraph...

Item #684805

August 27, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 27, 1844

* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invention

Page 3 has: "Improvements In the Electro Magnetic Telegraph" or what we simply know of as the telegraph. It begins: "Professor Morse, having successfully accomplished the great essential objects of his Telegraph, has lately been turning his attention to the simplification of some of t... See More  

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Pair of issues: criticizing astrology, with an astrologer's response...

Item #684757

October 01, 1869


Also: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869 

The former was a fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

The feature article, which takes all of pages 1 thru 5, is headed: "A Reply... See More  

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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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The Bell telephone and Edison's latest inventions...

Item #684624

February 03, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 3, 1894  The front page is taken up with various illustrations of: "Details of Construction of the Bell Telephone" with a related article headed: "All May Have Telephones" concerning the expiration of the telephone patent. This article carries over to an inside page.

Inside has a print and article on: "Edison's New Electrical R... See More  

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First flight of heavier than air "airplane"... Maxim's Flying Machine...

Item #684620

October 06, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 6, 1894  An inside page has a large illustration of: "MR. MAXIM'S FLYING MACHINE" with considerable related text.

Note: Hiram S. Maxim's "airplane" became the first "heavier than air" machine to take flight under its own power (source: Wikipedia). More can be read about this flying machine though the University of
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Passenger-carrying airplane record...

Item #684617

April 22, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 22, 1911  The most interesting article is: "A New Aeroplane Passenger-carrying Record - Louis Breguet's Feat of Transporting 11 People 3 Miles Across Country" which takes over 1 1/2 pages and includes 5 photos/illustrations.

The front page is a photo: "Making a Map on the Spot" with further illustrations inside.

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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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The Harlem River Canal, New York... 1890...

Item #684206

March 22, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 22, 1890

The ftpg. has four illustrations of: "The Harlem River Ship Canal", the largest of which shows a "General view of the rock excavation and future course of the canal." A related report is on an inside page and contains a small illustration.

Additional unrelated reports include: "Smokeless Gunpowder", "An Improved S... See More  

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

Item #683826

June 26, 1799


* From the year of George Washington's death

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

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Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #683795

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1862, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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Thomas Edison death... Burial....

Item #683537

October 22, 1931

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 22, 1931.

* Inventor Thomas Edison death

* Funeral - burial ceremony

The front page has a one column heading: "DARKEN NATION AS TRIBUTE TO THOMAS EDISON" with subhead. Four related photos are on the back page. (see)

Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.... See More  

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John Logie Baird death... Television inventor...

Item #683487

June 15, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1946

* John Logie Baird death

* Father of the television

The top of page 21 has one column headings: "JOHN L. BAIRD DIES; TELEVISION LEADER" "British Inventor Produced One of the First Practical Sets--Borrowed Money to Start" with photo of Baird. (see) First report coverage on the death of John Logie Baird, father of the television.

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Great issue on Edison's invention of the phonograph, and thoughts on its use & what's next...

Item #683472

March 26, 1878


* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

This is a terrific issue on Edison's newly invented phonograph machine, taking half of page 3 & over half of pg. 4 including four illustrations. The article is headed: "THE PHONOGRAPH" with subheads: "Lectures by Professor J. W. S. Arnold" "Character... See More  

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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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Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #683382

August 24, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878  Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897




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Isaac Newton Lewis death... gun inventor...

Item #683302

November 10, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 10, 1931

* Isaac Newton Lewis death

* Lewis Gun inventor - WWI era

* Osman Ali Khan & Mahatma Gandhi

Page 25 has a one column heading: "COL. LEWIS, FAMOUS INVENTOR, DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Isaac Newton Lewis, United States Army officer and the invenotr of the Lewis Gun.

Other news, sports and adv... See More  

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Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #683247

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.

* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti
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Oroya Railroad Peru... The highest in the world!

Item #683232

July 12, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1902  The front page has 6 vignettes captioned: "THE FAMOUS OROYA RAILROAD OF PERU, WHICH CLIMBS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER ON THE GLOBE". Additional related photos and considerable text are also found on inside pages.

Note: As mentioned in the caption above, at the time it was built, the railroad climbed higher than any other in the world. Eventu... See More  

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Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research... Ocean Steamship...

Item #682883

January 09, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 9, 1909 The front page has two illustrations: "Latest Idea For A Multi-Hull Ocean Steamship", being a ship with three hulls. Within the issue is: "A Tunnel-boring Machine...", "The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research", "The Krupp Steel Works of To-Day", and additional articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Com... See More  

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West Point in 1900...

Item #682819

June 23, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 23, 1900.

* West Point Military Academy
* Prints - Illustrations
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: West Point Military Academy - Armored Farm Equipment - Wrench - Lamp & More. These illustrations a
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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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