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611414

Fireless locomotive...

Item #611414

October 20, 1877

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

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$21.00
611401

Opening of the St. Louis World's Fair issue...

Item #611401

January 31, 1904

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 7, 1904  The front cover of the issue is entitled "The Opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition" which is comprised of two photos with additional photos inside the issue. Within the issue is "The Russian Ice-Breaker 'Ermack' Capable of Forcing Her Way Through Ice Twenty-Five Feet Thick"; "High-Velocity 6-inch Wire-Wound G... See More  

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$32.00
610925

Making cable for the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #610925

May 18, 1878

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

This is complete ... See More  

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$26.00
609768

Torture device illustrated... Madras, India...

Item #609768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1747 One page has an interesting engraving of: "...a cruel machine...supposed to be made use of by the rebels to extort confession..." with the text going on to describe its use (see). Another page has a print of: "...a Stone found in Cast Steeds Garden..." with an inscription (see).

Another page is taken up with: "A Suc
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$44.00
609731

Fire engine #31... Fire Boat...

Item #609731

March 01, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 1, 1890  This issue includes the following inventions and/or prints: "Fire Engine #31", "Fire Boat", "Cable Grip", "Printer's Galley", "Window Shade", "Car Coupling", "Hedge Fence", "Riverside CA View", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.



This
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$30.00
608022

Mediumship exposed....

Item #608022

May 29, 1923

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1923



* Mediumship - mediums exposed

* Spiritualism - spirits




The front page has one column headlines that include: "SPIRIT PHENOMENA EXPOSED AS FAKES BY ELECTRICAL TRAP" "Here Are the Results of the First Scientific American Test of a Medium" "'Psychic Wonders' All His" "Hidden Devices Showed He Left His Chair 15 Times t... See More  

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606560

The Tunis Monorail System...

Item #606560

February 15, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 15, 1908



* Early monorail system



The front page features a full page illustration: "The Tunis Monorail System", plus a small inset shows the motors mounted of each side of the driving wheels with an inside report: "The Tunis Monorail System." Inside the issue is: Magnetic Survey on the Pacific Ocean"; "An American Road Tra... See More  

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606356

The safety pin is invented...

Item #606356

April 21, 1849

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 21, 1849 



* Walter Hunt invention

* Safety pin - patent no. 6,281




It's alway fun to find the origin of things which have become ubiquitous in every day life, such as the safety pin. This issue of the revered scientific journal note under: "List of Patents Issued from the United States Patent Office" an entry which was for the creation ... See More  

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606295

The reconstruction...

Kinzua Bridge (Viaduct)... Highest in the World...

Item #606295

October 27, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 27, 1900



* The highest and longest bridge of its kind (at time of its completion)



The front page of this issue has several images of the reconstruction of the "Kinzua Viaduct -- The Highest Railway Bridge in the World", as of its completion, being the highest and longest bridge of its kind in the world.

Additional articles, illustrations and ... See More  

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606070

Charles F. Brush death... Electricity...

Item #606070

June 16, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1929



* Charles F. Brush death

* Electric light fame




Page 24 has one column headlines: "CHARLES F. BRUSH, SCIENTIST, DEAD" "Inventor of Arc Light, 80 Years Old, Succumbs at Home in Cleveland" "Noted As Humanitarian" and more. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements throughout. Complete in a thick 80+ page Sunday edition, rag edi... See More  

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605773

Prints of the Canadian Rockies...

Item #605773

December 07, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Dec. 7, 1889 



* Canadian Rockies



Pages 1, 2 and 3 are taken up with text and illustrations of: "The Rocky Mountains In British Territory". Some prints are captioned: "View Over Beaver Creek in the Selkirk range" "Starting an Avalanche" "A Bad Bit on Mt. Bonney" "Mount Lefroy and Lake Louise, in the Ro... See More  

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605748

Edison's electric railway...

Item #605748

May 30, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, May 30, 1880



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* 1st electric railway success




Page 3 has small one column headings: "Edison" "His Latest Venture a Success--Riding at a Forty-Mile Speed on His Electric Railroad...." See images for text here.



Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise... See More  

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605537

Howell torpedo...

Item #605537

December 02, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 5, 1878



* John A. Howell

* Automobile torpedo invention




The front page has one column headings: "SOMETHING WRONG IN TI" "The Howell Torpedo" and more. See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, evenly browned, minor spine wear, should be handled with care.

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604856

Thomas Edison....

Item #604856

August 30, 1878

EASTON EXPRESS, August 30, 1878



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Ink for the blind




The bottom of page 2 has a small one column heading: "Edison's Last Contrivance" See image for brief text here.

Other news of the with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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604534

The discovery of x-rays by accident... Vanderbilt's Biltmore castle...

Item #604534

February 01, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 1, 1896 Page 3 has a notable report "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" which is the accounting of how the discovery of x-rays was made by accident. The front page shows the United States Navy Yard in New York. Also within the issue are articles: The Bassett Curtain Fixture; an electric welding machine for use on bicycle frames; "A Twenty-Five Ce... See More  

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602074

Samuel Archer King ballooning......

Item #602074

October 05, 1872

THE WORLD, New York City, October 5, 1872



* Samuel Archer King

* Scientific ballooning voyage




Page 2 has small one column headings: "UP IN A BALLOON" "A Thrilling Voyage Over the White Mountains" "Out At Sea In The Darkness And Fog" and more. Over a full column of text.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, otherw... See More  

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601908

Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi...

Item #601908

December 01, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, December 1, 1900  The front cover of the issue features an illustration of "Giuseppe Verdi - Italy's Greatest Living Composer". Inside the issue is a small accompanying article. Also inside the issue is "Light Railway Locomotives in France"; "Details of Electric Clock"; "Mummified Peruvian Head - Three Quarter an... See More  

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601151

Electric light experiments...

Item #601151

May 21, 1879

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, May 21, 1879



* Early electric light

* Gas light




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has small one column headings: "The Electric Light" "Its Failure Abroad--The Cost of the Light in This City"

See images for text here. Complete, a little irregular at the... See More  

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600743

Diving Suit...Magical illusion "Gone"...

Item #600743

December 11, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 11, 1897  The front page of this issue contains several illustrations of the "Pneumatic Mail Tube System New York City" which has an accompanying article. Inside the issue is "Williams' Electric Time Switch"; "Pneumatic Mail Tube System, New York City"; "The 'Eagle' Graphophone"; "Experiments with... See More  

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600708

A Palm Pilot from 1885...

Item #600708

November 14, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 14, 1885



* Palm Pilot from 1885



The full ftpg. has 9 illustrations of the "White Bronze Monument Industry" with a related article inside, telling of the need to move from stone to metallic monuments. An inside pages has an illustration & article headed: "A Wrist-Held Memorandum Pad" which could be the 1885 version of the mod
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600403

Edison's phonograph on public exhibition...

Item #600403

May 30, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, May 30, 1878 The back page has a report headed: "The Phonograph" with subhead: Exhibition of that Nineteenth Century Wonder at the Windsor Last Evening" which includes: "...the first exhibition of Edison's marvelous little machine, the phonograph, was given at the Windsor...The little instrument behaved itself well, repeating with accu... See More  

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600395

Thomas Edison's phonograph...

Item #600395

June 07, 1878

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, June 7, 1878



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Phonograph invention




The front page has a report headed: "Edison's Inventions" with subhead: "An Exhibition of the Phonograph and His New Instrument for Measuring Heat--The Suit of the Two Telegraph Companies". Near the beginning is: "...Mr. Edison gave an exhibition of the phonograph... See More  

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599757

Samuel Morse death...

Item #599757

April 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 6, 1872



* Samuel Morse death - funeral

* Telegraph invention - code




Page 4 has one column headings: "Obsequies Of Prof. Morse" "Services at the  Madison-Square Presbyterian Church--Address by Rev. Dr. Adams--The Funeral"

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.

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599660

Early electricity speed study...

Item #599660

October 21, 1848

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, October 21, 1848



* Early electricity

* Speed experiments




Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some news articles as well.

Page 4 has a small one column heading: "Velocity Of Electricity" See images for text here.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$23.00
598998

Racing schooner Karina...

Item #598998

October 08, 1910

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 8, 1910  The front page of the issue contains an illustration of "'Karina,' The Largest of the Racing Schooners" and has an accompanying article inside the issue. Other articles are: "The French Military Dirigible Airship 'Clement-Bayard II'"; "Early Days of Submarine Warfare"; and additional articles and advert... See More  

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598981

Locomotives... Making of golf clubs...

Item #598981

August 23, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 23, 1902  The front cover features six illustrations of "The Building of American Locomotives - II" which contains an accompanying article inside. Articles inside are: "Improved Picture Projecting Apparatus"; "Making of Golf Clubs" which includes six illustrations; "First Class Battleship 'Connecticut'";
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598979

Galileo Galilei...

Item #598979

May 27, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, May 27, 1893  The front page of this issue contains an illustration of "Galileo Galilei" and contains an accompanying article which includes several photos of his home town and other items.

Other articles include: "The Manufacture of Bicycles" which includes numerous illustrations; "Native Japanese Camphor Still" and
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598975

The Paris-Berlin Motor Carriage Race... Glass blowing...

Item #598975

July 27, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 27, 1901 The front cover of the issue contains several illustrations of "The Manufacture of Blown Glass - Lamp Chimneys" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Electric Hoist Installed on the Comstock"; "The Paris-Berlin Motor Carriage Race"; "The Experimental Machine of M. Santos-Dumont"; and other ar... See More  

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598788

Minting coins...

Item #598788

January 29, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 29, 1876  The front page of this issue features an illustration entitled "Eichholz's Gas Apparatus" and an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Rider Compression Engine", "The Manufacture of Coined Money", "Bentel, Margedant & Co.'s Band Sawing Machine"; "The Penguin Family"; and ad... See More  

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598769

Early flight... catapulting planes from a cruiser...

Item #598769

March 18, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 18, 1916  The full front cover has a duotone illustration entitled "Launching A Sea Plane From The After Deck Of The U.S. Armored Cruiser 'North Carolina'" with an accompanying inside report "Widening the Range of the Fleets Eyes By Means of the Aeroplane Catapult."

Also within the issue is: "Operating Trains across the Gr... See More  

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598755

Displayable, early issue on New York's subway system...

Item #598755

May 25, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 25, 1901  The entire front page is taken up with 3 interesting views on the subway system in New York City, captioned: "Some Features of the New York Rapid Transit Tunnel." including cross-sections. Within the issue is over half a page taken up with an article on the subway system (see photos for the beginning).

Within the issue is: "Governme... See More  

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598715

1st Gordon Bennett Cup...

Item #598715

October 27, 1906

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 27, 1906  Full front page photo captioned: "Count De La Vaulx Starting With the "Walhalla' In The International Balloon Race." Report inside about the "First International Balloon Race" has seven related photos of the event.



Other topics with photos and text throughout this



This is complete in 20 pages with a small libr... See More  

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598712

35-Horse-Power Caterpillar ...

Item #598712

May 16, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 16, 1908  This issue contains an illustration "The 35-Horse-Power Caterpillar" with an accompanying article "The 'Caterpillar' Tractor". Additional items are: "Ziegler Magazine for the Blind", "A French Universal System of Machine Molding", "Path of Annular Eclipse" and additional articles and adverti... See More  

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598707

Elastic spoke wheels...

Item #598707

April 01, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 1, 1911 

This issue contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Some Early Elastic Spoke Wheels", "Sinking a Battleship at Six Miles", "Record-Breaking Aeroplane Flights in France and America", and "Remarkable Cretan Relics".



This is complete in 16 page
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597779

Early computer invention ENIAC...

Item #597779

December 14, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1947



* Eniac 1 invention (early computer)

* 1st electronic computer

* Aberdeen Proving Ground




This 100+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on page 49: "MECHANICAL 'BRAIN' HAS ITS TROUBLES" "Automatic Computers Go Awry at Times, but Eniac, Fastest, Outspeeds Man 5,000 to One"



See photos for text here. Other news, s... See More  

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597582

Morse Dry Dock Company...

Item #597582

April 21, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N. Y., Apr. 21, 1900 The front page of this issue has three illustrations showing the: "700-Ft. Floating Dock On The Morse Dry Dock Company, Brooklyn". Text inside explains how the dock works. Other articles within are: "Siemens and Halske Omnibus Driven by Overhead Current", "Siemens and Halske Omnibus Driven by Accumulator", Lake Drummond, Great... See More  

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597578

A floating fire engine...

Item #597578

December 19, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 19, 1874  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: "Sire Joseph Whitworth", "Merryweather's Floating Fire Engine"; "Underground Railway in New York - The Normal College Fronting the Work"; "The Ericsson Pneumatic Torpedo" and more articles and ad... See More  

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597575

Brainerd, Minnesota Railroad Bridge 1872...

Item #597575

March 23, 1872

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 23, 1872  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: Brainerd, Minnesota Railroad Bridge - Surface Blower - Wagon Wheel - Electric Battery & much more. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interes
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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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597441

Talking with Thomas Edison... Banking in New York...

Item #597441
HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE (New York), February, 1890



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison



Included is a 19 page article: "Jamaica, New and Old" by Howard Pyle, which is accompanied by 22 illustrations. Also a 9 page article: "Talks With Edison", and a 16 page article: "The New York Banks" which includes 8 illustrations including a full page: "A View of Wall St... See More  

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597403

A somersaulting automobile...

Item #597403

June 06, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 6, 1908 



* Early automobile stunt driving

* Is there any safety devices here (seatbelts) ?




The front page has a fascinating graphic of a circus act involving automobiles, one doing a somersault while another travels beneath it (see photos). A related article is on an inside page.



Complete in sixteen pages, this issue is in good condition.... See More  

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597314

Prelude to the tank ?....

Item #597314

May 16, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 16, 1908 



* Early form of the tank 



The front page is taken up with two photos of: "A Curious Means of Propulsion - The Caterpillar Motor, Showing the Weight-Carrying Wheels". Although a novel concept at the time, this dates from the introduction of the caterpillar-type means of movement, adopted not only by the construction industry but... See More  

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596925

Sitting Bull surrenders... Thomas Edison...

Item #596925

July 22, 1881

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1881 



* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders

* Thomas Edison




Inconspicuously found amongst a list of "Domestic" news items is a report: "The surrender of Sitting Bull to Major Brotherton at Fort Buford on the 20th inst., is confirmed by a dispatch from Gen. Terry to Gen. Sherman." There is also a report on a lawsuit ... See More  

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596658

Much on the latest military armaments...

Item #596658

January 01, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARMY & COAST DEFENCE SUPPLEMENT, New York, 1898 with the color front cover still present. Inside has a tremendous wealth of photos & illustrations of the latest guns, cannons, etc. Not dated but the copyright date is 1898.

Complete in 64 pages plus cover, some wear to the front cover.

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$37.00
596160

Niagara Bridge...

Item #596160

February 20, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 20, 1875 The front page of this issue features "The Proposed Niagara Bridge at Lewiston, N.Y." and an associated article. Inside the issue is: a text article "Flying Machines"; "Irrigation in Colorado - Letting Water Into a Sluice Way"; "Measuring Mountains"; "Cameron's Plenum and Vacuum Pump"; "H
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$34.00
596159

Improved Gatling Gun... Rotary Steam Fire Engine...

Item #596159

August 19, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 19, 1876 The frontpage of the issue contains a halfpage illustration "The Hydaulic Annexe at the Centennial Exposition". Within the issue is: "The Latest Improved Gatling Gun" with a related article; "Silsby's Rotary Steam Fire Engine" with a related article; "J. A. Fay & Co's Universal Wood Worker"; and addi... See More  

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$27.00
596110

Color cover... Navy-Curtiss Flying Boat...

Item #596110

June 07, 1919

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 7, 1919  The color cover is "Salvaged Boilers Rolled 21 Miles Along the California Coast" with the related story with the issue of how these were removed from a stranded, salvaged ship and found that this was the method of transporting them. The front page of the issue is "American 'mystery' ships and their equipment for combating U-b... See More  

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$36.00
596088

The Cunard Company's steamship Lucania...

Item #596088

November 18, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, November 18, 1893 The frontpage has a nice illustration of "The Cunard Company's Steamship Lucania" taking a bit less than half the page. Within the issue are articles: "New Ferry Bridge and other Engineering Works at Bilbao, Spain"; death of "Benjamin Jowett"; "Measurement of the Electric Power of Alternating Current... See More  

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$29.00
595554

Creating the Lincoln Memorial...

Item #595554

March 20, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 20, 1915 



* Abraham Lincoln memorial pillars



This issue still has the color outer covers (not commonly found) with the front cover featuring a print of Saturday from another heavenly body (see photos). This relates to an inside article: "Saturn, the Most Interesting Planet of the Solar System" which has many illustrations (see photos). The ... See More  

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$48.00
595135

Death of Henry Ford...

Item #595135

April 08, 1947

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1947. 



* Henry Ford death (1st report) 

* Automobile pioneer - Detroit MI
 



The front page has two column headlines that read: "Henry Ford, Auto Pioneer, Dies At 83", "Death Unexpected To The One-Time Farm Boy Who Built Industrial Empire"



with photo (see photos). 1st report coverage on the death of automo... See More  

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$57.00
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