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631391

Photographic apparatus...

Item #631391

June 24, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 24, 1876  The cover has "The Horticultural Hall, Centennial Exposition Philadelphia" with an accompanying article inside. Also inside is: "Mechanical Horse Groomer"; "Jordan's Smoke-Burning Grate"; Brice's Portable Photographic Apparatus" and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.

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631390

Electrical Experiments...

Item #631390

September 16, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 16, 1876  The cover has "Lyall's Great Textile Exhibit at the Centennial" with an accompanying article inside. Also inside is: "The Detachable Handles Parasol and Sun Umbrella"; "The Positive Motion Shuttle"; "The Lidgerwood Rotary Engine"; "New and Curious Electrical Experiments" and more articles,... See More  

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631339

Edison "talks" to his audience through his new phonograph...

Item #631339

March 05, 1890

DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1890 



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison



The top of the last column is headed: "Edison Address Bethlehem" "He Talks to a Select Audience Through a Phonograph and Then the Band Plays" which is an interesting article on how Edison "talked" to an audience through his new phonograph (see).

Four pages, evenly toned, lar... See More  

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630862

Regarding Tyrannosaurus...

Item #630862

October 09, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 9, 1915



* Tyrannosaurus Rex in a science-themed magazine

* Includes images and supporting text



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

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630763

Edison's latest telephone...

Item #630763

September 27, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 27, 1879  The cover features "Meier's National and Astronomical Clock". Inside the issue is "Reynier's Electric Lamp"; "Tucker's Surf Boat"; "Edison's New Telephone" with very descriptive text; "Giant Insect of New Guinea"; and other illustrations, stories and advertisements.

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629818

Guglielmo Marconi & wireless communications...

Item #629818

November 19, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 19, 1930



* Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi

* Marine radiotelephone experiments

* Yacht Elettra laboratory




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Marconi Perfecting Automatic Radiophone; To Install System From Rome to Sardina" (See) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in ... See More  

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629590

Charles Lindbergh wins Harmon Trophy....

Item #629590

December 14, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1928



* Aviator Charles A. Lindbergh

* Airplane inventor Orville Wright

* Harmon Trophy presentation




Page 5 has a one column heading: "LINDBERGH SHARES HONOR WITH WRIGHT" with subheads that include: "Inventor Escorts Ocean Flier to Conference Platform to Receive Harmon Trophy" and more. (see) First report coverage on Orville Wright presen... See More  

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629556

Shortwave beam wireless radio experiments...

Item #629556

December 19, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 19, 1928



* Shortwave radio advancements

* Beam wireless telephone

* Transmission both ways




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Beam Radio receives Code and Speech at Once In Promising Tests of Two-Way Transmission" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 pages, this is the rare rag edition that w... See More  

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628768

1st steps to end prohibition ?....

Item #628768

March 06, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1930



* Prohibition - 18th Eighteenth Amendment

* Wets vs. Drys in Washington D.C.




The front page has a two column headline: "DRYS PORTRAY PROHIBITION AS BASIS OF PROSPERITY; EDISON AND FORD FOR LAW" with subheads. (see) Was this the beginning of the fight to repeal prohibition ? Lengthy text continues inside.

Other news, sports and advertisements of t... See More  

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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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628299

Velocipedes in the English Army... Early typewriter attachment...

Item #628299

November 30, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 30, 1889  Articles with images include: "The Military Bicycle" "Use of Velocipedes In The English Army" "The New Simpson Timber Dry Dock at the Brooklyn, Navy Yard" "The Proposed Railway Bridge Between England & France" and the "Gledhill's Attachment For Type Writers",  which is accompanied by a... See More  

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628155

1874 Milan, Ohio...

Item #628155

November 26, 1873

THE MILAN ADVERTISER, Ohio, November 26, 1873



* Erie & Huron County

* Thomas A. Edison birthplace




This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting period advertisements.

Complete in 4 pages, piece torn away along the top margin, minor light foxing, otherwise quite nice.

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628054

Thomas Edison as chairman...

Item #628054

October 02, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 2, 1915 



* Thomas Alva Edison



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

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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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627707

Electric automobile vehicle design...

Item #627707

November 26, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Nov. 26, 1898  Taking most of the front page are four illustrations and an article: "A Design For An Electric Automobile Vehicle." which is a three-wheeled bicycle with a motor on the back. Other inventions with prints and text throughout.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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626330

Fritz Von Opel... Rocket propulsion...

Item #626330

June 14, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 14, 1928



* Fritz von Opel - Fritz Stamer

* Very 1st rocket powered aircraft flight

* Lippisch Ente aircraft




Page 29 has one column headings that include: "FLIES WITH ROCKETS AT TERRIFIC SPEED" "German Used Them to Propel Glider in Experiments. Berlin Press Reports" "OPEL MANTAINS SECRECY" and more. (see) First report coverage on the ve... See More  

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625662

Celebrating the printing industry...

Item #625662

November 14, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 14, 1903 This issue celebrates the printing industry in America with most of the content focused on printing and binding including many photos and illustrations. This issue has a wealth of information and several images relating to the printing industry. A nice issue for display for any early newspaper collector!

Complete in 28 pages in very nice ... See More  

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625380

An early flying machine...

Item #625380

February 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 13, 1875  An inside page has a 4 by 5 illustration of "Blackford's Flying Machine". The companion report headed "A New Form of Flying Machine", begins with the solution to successful flight: "Screw propulsion is the principle upon which will, probably, be accomplished the great problem of aerial flight. The plan here proposed is... See More  

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622747

The death of Marchese Guglielmo Marconi...

Item #622747

July 20, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1937



* Guglielmo Marconi death (1st report)

* Wireless telegraphy inventor




The front page has one column headings that include: "MARCONI IS DEAD OF HEART ATTACK", "Wireless Inventor Succumbs at His Home in Rome at the Age of 63" "HIS CAREER STARTED AT 21" "He Patented His System in 1896 and Then Went From Success to Success&qu... See More  

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622018

An early life preserver...

Item #622018

March 02, 1816

NEW YORK SPECTATOR, March 2, 1816  Page 3 has an interesting article of a new devise called a: "Life-Saving Mattress" with a prefacing note that it is: "...not only for all the uses of a common mattress, but also for the preservation of life in cases of shipwreck.", followed by: "A Description of the Patent Life-Saving Mattress" (see).

Four pages, nice condition... See More  

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621858

An early flying machine...

Item #621858

February 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 13, 1875  An inside page has a 4 by 5 illustration of "Blackford's Flying Machine". The companion report headed "A New Form of Flying Machine", begins with the solution to successful flight: "Screw propulsion is the principle upon which will, probably, be accomplished the great problem of aerial flight. The plan here proposed is... See More  

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621012

John Logie Baird & television...

Item #621012

July 15, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1930



* John Logie Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions - experiments

* 1st public showing in Great Britain



The front page has a two column heading: "Television Play Is Broadcast in Britain; Dramatic Critic Sees Perfection Far Off" Very significant reporting during the founding of television, an invention which would chan... 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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620693

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

Item #620693

July 13, 1915

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

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620323

Pneumatic pile driving...

Item #620323

February 09, 1850

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 9, 1850  The front cover has "Potts' Pneumatic Pile Driving for Forming Foundations, for Piers, Embankments, &" and "Allen's Alphabetical Spelling, Reading and Arithmetical Table". Inside the issue is Improvements in Apparatus for Making Mould Candles"; "Shark's Tooth found in Pease Creek, East Florida"... See More  

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620322

Movable loading cranes... Brooklyn Navy Yards...

Item #620322

June 10, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 10, 1893  The front page features "The New Traveling Cranes at the Brooklyn Navy Yard" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is "The Hagen Mangle"; "Methods of Rescue from Drowning as Practiced and Taught by the Life Saving Society"; "Rolling Mill of the Etaings Works"; "A Carriage Attachment for Sign
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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)

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619610

Jamaica Anthelmia...

Item #619610
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

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618735

Thomas Edison at Rollins College...

Item #618735

February 25, 1930

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 25, 1930.



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison - Founders Day

* Rollins College - receives honorary degree in science

* President Hamilton Holt




Page 16 has one column headings: "EDISON HONORED BY ROLLINS COLLEGE" "Doctor of Science Degree Is Conferred on him at Winter Park, Fla." "He Walks In Procession" and more. (see)

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618692

Thomas Midgley, Jr. freakish death...

Item #618692

November 03, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 3, 1944



* Thomas Midgley Jr. death

* Ethyl gasoline inventor




Page 21 has one column headlines: "THOS. MIDGLEY DIES; NOTED CHEMIST, 55" "Inventor of Ethyl Gasoline Is Accident Victim--A Pioneer of Synthetic Rubber" with photo. (see) 1st report coverage on the freakish death of ethyl gasoline inventor, Thomas Midgley, Jr.

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618308

Ice yachting...

Item #618308

February 09, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 9, 1884  The front page is "Ice yachting on the Hudson -- Watching a Regatta" with a related article within. Inside the issue is "Single Rail Elevated Railway and Train"; "Photo-Enlarging Apparatus - Obtaining the Focus"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

This is complete in 16 pages, has several tiny bi... See More  

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617483

The Grand Prix...

Item #617483

July 28, 1906

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 28, 1906 The front page features 6 photos captioned: "Prominent Cars Which Took Part In The Grand Prix" and an article titled: "Details of the Grand Prix Racing Cars". The lengthy article carries over to page 2 where there is also another photo of "Bariellier in the New Richard-Brasier Car." Other articles inside are: &qu... See More  

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617482

Early automobiles...

Item #617482

August 09, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 9, 1902  The front page of the issue contains five photos "The Great Floating Docks of Bermuda and Algiers, LA" with an accompanying article. Within in the issue is: "A Unique Railway"; "The New Marconi Wireless Telegraph Station At Cape Breton"; "Varied Modern Uses of the Automobile" and more illustrations, article... See More  

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617251

Sitting Bull described: a powerful savage... The telephone wars...

Item #617251

September 18, 1879

THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Sept. 18, 1879 A article inside has the heading, "One Thing And Another", which states in part: "Sitting Bull is a powerful savage with a massive face-- as big, say, as a ten quart pail--and with plenty of room on it for the display of deep-plowed lines of decision around the mouth". Directly above this article is another which is notew... See More  

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617236

Early talking machine in 1881...

Item #617236

June 23, 1881

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, June 23, 1881



* Inventor Herr Faber

* Amazing talking machine




Page 5 has a somewhat discrete article along the first column with small heading: "A Speaking Machine" with text that begins with: "A new and most ingenious speaking machine has lately been exhibited by Herr Faber...." (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages... See More  

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617021

The New Tower Bridge in London is opened...

Item #617021

August 04, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 4, 1894  The front page of this issue the illustration "Opening of the New Tower Bridge, London" which has an accompanying article and two additional illustrations within the issue. Also in the issue is: "Grant's Calculating Machine"; "The New Lift Bridge, Halsted Street, Chicago"; and more illustrations, articles and adv... See More  

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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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616732

Thomas Edison... Phonograph... Stock ticker...

Item #616732

April 02, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 2, 1892  Within this issue is an article "A Talk with Edison" in which Thomas Edison talks personally about the phonograph, telephone, stockticker and much more. A very fascinating insight into this amazing man. 

There are additional illustrations, articles and advertisements within.

This is complete in 16 pages with several non-archival m... See More  

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616308

The bicycle...

Item #616308

April 10, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 10, 1869  This 16 page issue contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Progress of the Velocipede", "Conarroe's Buckeye Ditching Machine", "Little's Stove Funnel Cap and Ventilator", and "Gross' Patent Combined Letter Opener" and additional illust
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616307

Sawing the ice... Opening of the East River Bridge...

Item #616307

January 02, 1904

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, January 2, 1904  The frontpage has two halfpage photos: "Sawing The Ice" and "Hoisting Ice From Channel To Ice House" which is regarding ice harvesting. Also within the issue are: "The Illumination of the New East River Bridge on the Night of Its Opening"; "The Durban Floating Dock and Workshop"; "Meteorite... See More  

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615582

America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #615582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778  Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East" , and more.

The most significant c... See More  

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615414

Dinosaurs - Extinct Monsters...

Item #615414

March 04, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1893 The front page of this issue features "The Mexican Central Railway's Monster Locomotive -- Designed by F. W. Johnstone". Within the issue is "The Manufacture of Dynamite"; "Raising the Flag on the Steamship New York"; "Extinct Monsters" which are of several dinosaurs; "The World's Columbian Exposition... 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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614672

Thomas Edison into gold mining ?...

Item #614672

April 18, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 18, 1880



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Venture into gold mining ?

* Separation - extraction




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 14 has an article headed: "FUGITIVE GOLD" "Which is Said to Escape from Hydraulic Mines, Etc." "Edison's Method of Saving It Not Described...." T... See More  

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614515

Locomotive print...

Item #614515

May 16, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 16, 1885  The front page has a large illustration "Standard Passenger Locomotive of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford R.R." and has an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Nixon's Course Reading Attachment for Transits"; "Whale Captured at Vadso, August 15, 1884"; and other illustrations, articles, and adv
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614511

Columbia University... photos...

Item #614511

March 26, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 26, 1898  The full front page has 2 photos of: "The New Columbia University" and another full page inside has 7 photos of "Columbia University". There is a related article on the facing page.

Inside the issue is: "The Zerograph"; "The Miller Electric Wide Spray Sprinkling Car"; "The Conning Tower of the Gunboat... See More  

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614510

Edison's Railway Telegraphy...

Item #614510

February 20, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 20, 1886  The front page has illustrations of "the Hoboken Inclined Cable Railway" and an associated article. Inside the issue is: "The Ingersoll Stone Channeling Machine"; "Benson's Improved Farm Locomotive"; "The Edison System of Railway Telegraphy"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

This... See More  

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614422

A nice train issue...

Item #614422

September 05, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, September 5, 1885  The cover page is a full page illus. of H.M. Stanley with an article on the second page on his being appointed the First Governor of the New Free State of the Congo.

This paper contains 2+ full pages of prints and an article concerning: FOUR-COUPLED PASSENGER ENGINE, GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY OF IRELAND. Detailed drawings ... See More  

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614118

The Starrucca Viaduct, still in use today...

Item #614118

February 07, 1852

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 7, 1852 



* Starrucca Viaduct print

* Lanesboro, Pennsylvania




The front page features a nice engraving of: "Starrucca Viaduct, on the New York and Erie Railroad". At the time of its construction, the bridge was thought to be the most expensive railway bridge in the world, at a cost of $320,000 (equal to $8,722,462 today). It was the largest ... See More  

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613922

Thomas Edison's court case...

Item #613922

October 15, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 15, 1892  The front cover is "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic". Inside the issue is "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan"; "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car"; "Edison's Patents Sustained by the United States... See More  

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