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THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 1880 Page 3 has a very curious article headed: "Dissection Of Murderers" "Experiments Upon the Men Who Were Hung at Murfreesboro Last Friday". The article goes into some detail on the doctors' attempt to revive the corpses using electricity.
Eight pages, good condition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1927
* John Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions
This 150+ page newspaper has a banner headline on page xx5 (near back): "HOW BAIRD SEES THROUGH SPACE BY RADIO; Scotch Inventor Holds the Secret of Television in His Sensitive Photo-Electric Cell--He Transmits Images Nine Miles and Adds 'Looking In' to 'Listening In&... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice 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 perfo
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896
* Princeton University
* Prints - illustrations
The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".
A portion of ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--"Sportsman Number", New York, Feb. 29, 1908 See the photo for the great color cover featuring an outdoor sports theme. The front page is a photo of: "Mountaineering In the Himalayas". Much of the content within has a sporting theme.
Complete in 24 pages plus covers, minimal wear at the edges, nice condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885
* Fire Fighting
The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York A nice lot of 8 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, 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.
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.
Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1902 (reduced price - see below re: condition) Frontpage photo "A Memory of Emancipation Day"; Ice Hockey and Its Players; a colored print "Jan Kubelik - The Bohemian Violinist Now Touring The United States"; a page of photos of Marconi's Latest Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy; a page of photos Winners at the First annual Sow ... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 17, 1914
* Inventor Guglielmo Marconi
* Wireless - radio lamp invention
The front page has a two column heading: "Marconi Again At Work Perfecting New Device" with subhead and related photo. (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 th... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876 The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 14, 1903
* Miller Reese Hutchinson - inventor
* American electrical engineer
* Modern hearing aid invention
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE DUMB TALK, THE DEAF EAR" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1898 Full ftpg. shows: 'Comm. Winfield S. Schley on the Bridge of the ship 'Brooklyn' '. Nice fullpg. Remington print: 'Colored Troopers of the U.S. Cavalry Taking their Horses for a Dash into the Gulf' at Tampa, Florida. Nice fullpg. with 3 prints of the 'U.S. Regulars at Port Tampa, Florida'. Much more on the military i... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York May 4, 1872 The full front page has 4 political cartoons: "Shakespeare on the 'Liberal' Campaign of Slander".
Almost a fullpg: "Playing Pool in a Paris Cafe". Another full page: "A Modern Version of the Good Samaritan"; a 3/4 page print: "At The Door of the Opera House"; a full page Nast cartoon: "It Is The I... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872
* Winslow Homer illustration - print
* Jewish Central Synagogue in NYC
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Our President puts His Foot Down, & the British Lion Will Have to Wriggle Out" shows President Grant among others.
Inside has a nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: "Making Hay" a very notable print Another full pa... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872
* One of Winslow Homer's most popular
The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872
* David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley
Quite historic & displayable doublepage centerfold: 'The Meeting of Livingstone & Stanley in Central Africa'. Included in the caption is the famous line: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Other scenes from Africa as well.
The full front page is a Nast political cartoon: &... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 14, 1872
* Winslow Homer - painter & printmaker
The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "The Next In Order--Any Thing! Oh, Any Thing!" plus there is another full page Nast political cartoon inside: "The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" which shows Uncle Sam.
Other prints include: "...Pope Pius the... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.
Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1856 The front page features a nice print of a: "Machine For Washing & Separating Gold" with a related article headed: "Addison's Improved Gold Separator". Perhaps not surprising that just a few years after the California gold rush that relating inventions would come to fruition.
The balance of the issue is filled with var... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 15, 1902
* Thomas Alva Edison, Jr.
* Magno-Electric Vitalizer
The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "YOUNG EDISON" 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.
Complete with 6 pages, small library s... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 23, 1910 Front cover is "Rougier Flying Across the Bay of Monaco in His Voisin Biplane" with accompanying article inside the issue. Also inside the issue are: "Model Motor-Boat Racing"; "An Automatic Projecting Lantern with Electrical Control"; "The Inventor of Diving Armor"; and more illustrations, articles and advertise... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1876 The front page has: THE CENTENNIAL - TRAIL OF STEAM FIRE ENGINES. Additionally, the issue has many of the latest inventions of the day including: POCKET LUNG TESTER - AIR PUMP - IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS - ELECTROPLATING and more. Furthermore, there are 2 pages of vintage ads including: U.S. Piano Company from New York & J.A. Fay &... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876 The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.
This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1876 The front page of this issue has images and content for: TOBACCO LEAF STRINGER and MAIN'S MILLING ATTACHMENT FOR LATHES. Additionally, the inside pages contain many inventions of the day including: FISH HOOKS - ENGINE INDICATOR and more. The last 2 pages have vintage ads including: The Bigelow Engine, The Trade Engine, The Quarrying... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882 The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill... See More
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 16, 1905
* Guglielmo Marconi marries - wedding
* Wireless telegraphy - radio inventor
* Beatrice O'Brien
The front page has a one column heading: "MARCONI IS WED THIS MORNING" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile fr... See More
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 20, 1796 Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns devoted to the life of David Rittenhouse, who recently died.
Rittenhouse was a renowned American astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, mathematician, surveyor, scientific instrument craftsman and public official. Rittenhouse was a member of the American Philosophical Society and the first director of the Uni... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 21, 1876
* Alexander Graham Bell
* Invention of the telephone
Page 8 has a somewhat inconspicuous report of an invention that would change society forever: the telephone. From this humble beginning the world of communication was born (although the telegraph preceded this), one which dominates our world to this day.
The article, near the top of the page, is heade... See More
ROTOGRAVURE section of the New York Times, April 26, 1931
* Harold Frederick Pitcairn
* Autogyro aircraft invention
* Collier Trophy winner
The front page of this rotogravure section only has two related photos concerning Harold Frederick Pitcairn receiving the Collier Trophy for the development of the autogyro.
Sixteen pages, rag edition, some small binding slits along the spine, nice co... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1849
* State of Deseret Constitution
* Mormons - Mormonism - Utah
* Great Seal of California adopted
The front page has an article which includes a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Seal of the State of California" and a related article which begins: "The Convention yesterday adopted the above design of a Great Seal for the new... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 20, 1937
* Marchese Guglielmo Marconi death (1st report)
* Radiotelegraph inventor
This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "MARCONI IS DEAD OF HEART ATTACK", "Wireless Inventor Succumbs at His Home in Rome at the Age of 63", "HIS CAREER STARTED AT 21" and "He Patented His System in 1896 and The... See More
* Queen Victoria of England
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 3, 1929
* John Logie Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions - experiments
Page 29 has one column headings: "VOICE AND IMAGE GO TOGETHER OVER WIRE" "Simultaneous Transmission of Clear Televised Pictures and Sounds Demonstrated" "Baird System Can Be Used by Any Broadcasting Station in New York, It Is Said"... See More
* Ben Franklin's experiments with electricity
* Print of the Nightingale bird
* Explaining the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina
This issue includes a lengthy: "Letter from a Gentleman in Virginia" which is focused on the "smoaky weather" in Virginia, likely leading to the name of the "Smoky Mountains"... See More
* A poem to Benjamin Franklin
* Mention of his lightning rod
Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753".
At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one... See More
* Early Benjamin Franklin
* Electricity experiments
Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin.
Other articles include: &quo... See More
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 31, 1911
* Indianapolis 500 inaugural race (1st report)
* American racecar driver Ray Harroun wins
The front page has a one column heading: "SIX INJURED IN BOG AUTO RACE RECOVERING" with subhead. (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 th... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1928
* John Baird - father of television
* TV in it's infancy - inventions
Page XX 14 (near the back) has a nice banner headline: "RADIO IMAGES ARE GLIMPSING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC" with subhead: "Scotsman's Road To Television Fraught With Many Obstacles" and 3 related photos showing John L. Baird, considered one of the inventors o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 12, 1903 The color cover has: "IRON AND STEEL," which is followed by multiple pages of articles and photos describing various aspects of the iron industry at the turn of the century.
Another article and large photo has: "THE FLOATING SCHOOLSHIP 'YOUNG AMERICA' ". The inside cover has a nice ad for Oldsmobile.
The complete issu... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--INVENTION NUMBER, New York, Nov. 18, 1911 A very nice color cover of this special issue focusing on inventions. Inside has a wealth of text and illustrations concerning recent inventions and improvements.
The complete issue, binding stich holes at the blank spine, a library stamp in the upper right corner, otherwise nice condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1878
* Inventor Thomas A. Edison
* Phonograph invention
The prime content is the nice one-third pg. illustration captioned: "The Phonograph and Its Inventor, Mr. Thomas A. Edison." showing a young Edison with his newly invented & crude looking device which was his phonograph. There is a related article on the same page headed: "... See More
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 26, 1879 This newspaper was published 17 years before it became a state. Included is an interesting report concerning a stagecoach robbery. Also Mormon-related items, with articles headed: "The Mormons And The Indians" & "Sugar Made In Utah" "Murder" and "Discourse Delivered by Elder Geo. Q. Cannon at the Tab... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 30, 1882 The full front page is a cowboy scene: "California--Extermination of Wild Geese in Colusa County...". Inside has a fullpg. with 6 images of: "Humorous Scenes & Incidents at the Democratic State Convention at Syracuse."; a terrific & dramatic full page: "New York City: An Alarm of Fire--Turning a Sharp C... See More
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 29, 1933
* Bert Hinkler's body recovered
* Australian aviator and inventor
The top of page 4 has a two column heading: "Find Six Dead in Two Planes; Hinkler, Famous Flyer, Victim" with photo of Hinkler is on the back page. (see) Hinkler went missing almost 4 months earlier during a solo flight record attempt.
Complete with 28 pages, rag edition in... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 8, 1885 The prime feature of this issue is the front page illustration: "RIVERSIDE PARK, NEW YORK - THE BURIAL PLACE OF GENERAL GRANT". Inside illustrations include: "DAVENPORTS MAGIC LANTERN", "SURGERY FOR PIANO-FORTE PLAYERS", "THE RIGHT WHALE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC" and more.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good c... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 8, 1897 The prime feature of this issue is the front page artist's rending of the planned: "THE NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND BRIDGE AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY" (aka, 59th Street Bridge or Queensboro Bridge). Additional topics and illustrations include: "A BICYLCE BRIDGE AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON", "THE NAVAL PARADE AT THE ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1878 The prime content within this issue is: "THE GATLING GUN IN A MAN-OF-WAR'S TOP". Also present are: "MASON'S OUTRIGGER HOIST", "CLEMINSON'S FLEXIBLE WHEEL BASE SYSTEM", "STEAM POWER MOLDING MACHINE", and more.
Other illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions and improvements o... See More