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671653

Burglar proof vault maufacturing...

Item #671653

November 17, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1894  The front page features seven illustrations concerning: "The Manufacture Of Burglar-Proof Vaults".  A related report inside with another illustrations.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$24.00
671650

Centrifugal siren...

Item #671650

June 08, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1889  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: PINCH BAR - STEP LADDER - AIRSHIP - CENTRIFUGAL SIREN & more.

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$24.00
671612

The Mareorama at the Paris Exposition...

Item #671612

September 29, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1900  The front page has an illustrated cover showing the Mareorama at the Paris Exposition. The inside includes a related article.

Other images and/or articles include: "A Japanese Trade Mark For Webster's Dictionary" "The New Army 16-Inch Gun" "A Toda Headsman, Southern India" and more.

Sixteen pages, very good... See More  

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$48.00
671349

First automobile advertisement in America... Model trains...

Item #671349

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898



* 1st ever automobile advertisement

* Horseless carriage




A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898
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$59.00
671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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$59.00
671249

Manufacturing rifles at the Springfield Armory...

Item #671249

April 29, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899 



* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints

* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts




The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.

Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "... See More  

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$39.00
671242

Louis Pasteur... The inventor of the Polka...

Item #671242

October 12, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 12, 1895  The front page features a photo of Louis: "Pasteur" with a lengthy article on him as well. Also on the ftpg. is an article: "The Inventor of  the Polka".

Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The ... See More  

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$55.00
671238

New York City Fire Department...

Item #671238

September 14, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 14, 1867  Inside has a 1/3 page illustration of: "The Metropolitan Steam Fire Engine, No. 1., Employed by the New York Fire Department" with an accompanying article "Steam Fire Engines".

Also within are: "Howard's Patent Horse Rake" "Franklin's Suspended Lever Scale" and additional illustrations
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$64.00
671237

The latest improvement on the bicycle...

Item #671237

August 19, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 19, 1868  Inside is an article: "Improvement in the Velocipede" accompanied by a print of "Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede", an early model of a bicycle. 

Other interesting illustrations and articles on the latest inventions & improvements of the day.

Sixteen pages, library stamps at some of the prints, otherwise good ... See More  

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$47.00
671197

Very early bicycle prints...

Item #671197

June 12, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York June 12, 1869  The front page has a very nice & curious print captioned: "Sturdy and Young's Circular Velocipede" with a related front page article titled: "Improved Combination Pleasure Velocipede". An inside page also has a print of: "Price's Improved Bicycle" with a related article as well.

Sixteen pages, nice conditi... See More  

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$49.00
671196

Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671196

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article.

Inside has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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$38.00
671167

Graphic on the wine industry in Hammondsport...

Item #671167

August 07, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 7, 1880 (at a significantly reduced price)



* Gold Seal Winery (Urbana) prints

* Hammondsport, New York




The front page is entirely taken up with six illustrations captioned: "Wine Making--The Urbana Wine Company, Hammondsport, N.Y." with the largest print showing workers in the finishing room.

A very nice & displayable issue for any wine col... See More  

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$20.00
671165

Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671165

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article.

Inside has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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$38.00
671162

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #671162

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery" "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machine... See More  

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$37.00
671082

Edison invents his famous electric lamp...

Item #671082

December 24, 1879

THE SUN, New York, Dec. 24, 1879 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Electric light bulb

* Menlo Park




The ftpg. begins with a great article, taking over a full column, headed: "EDISON'S LAMP YET BURNING" "The Inventor's Calculation that this is Equivalent to Ordinary Family Use for 24 Days--How the Electricity Is Obtained, and How it is to be Distributed by Wires".... See More  

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$140.00
671030

Great issue for any motorcycle enthusiast......

Item #671030

July 05, 1913

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 5, 1913  A nice color cover showing construction workers using a riveting tool on iron beams for a skyscraper under construction. The most interesting article is nearly a full page on: "The Genealogy of the Motorcycle" which includes 18 illustrations of the earliest of motorcycles.

Other items include "Submarine Photography - A New Art"... See More  

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$57.00
670961

Early refrigerator patent, a hay fork & Hay rack, CW reports...

Item #670961

April 25, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863  The front page of this issue has an illustration and supporting text re: the "Bartlett's Patent Refrigerator". The inside pages has: "Cobb's Patent Hay Rack", "Raymond's Patent Hay Fork", "Johnson's Patent Piston-Rod Packing, and more. There are also two Civil War reports - one "The attack o... See More  

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$36.00
670806

1876 Brooklyn Bridge under construction....

Item #670806

January 08, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 8, 1876  The front page includes a print of: "The New York Anchorage of the East River Bridge" plus two smaller prints as well. This was the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a related article as well. The balance of the issue has various illustration and articles on the latest inventions of the day.

Complete in sixteen pages, minor margin wear, very ... See More  

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$32.00
670572

Alexander Graham Bell...

Item #670572

May 02, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 2, 1903



* Alexander Graham Bell cover photo (nice for display)



The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it along with an accompanying article inside. Within the issue is: "The Stanley Airship"; "Powerful English Locomotive for Suburban Traffic"; "... See More  

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$52.00
669878

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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$30.00
669866

U.S. Battleship "Iowa" and so much more...

Item #669866

July 09, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN COAST DEFENCE SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 9, 1898  This is an issue on guns, armor, and fortifications with many photos & illustrations within. Included is a foldout of the "U. S. Battleship 'Iowa'" measuring 21 by 15 1/2 inches.

Still has the original two-color cover (decorative), plus the back cover showing: "Bird's Eye View of the Shipbuil... See More  

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$49.00
669854

Six issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #669854

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 6 different issues from 1863 & 1864, 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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$39.00
669804

Creating billiard balls...

Item #669804

March 04, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1865  The front pages features a nice print of a: "Lathe For Turning Billiard Balls" with a lengthy article taking over one-third of the page. A nice issue for any billiards or pool collector.

Inside has an illustrated article: "Allen's Supporter For Fractured Legs".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$47.00
669802

Improved bridges for the military... A breech-loading rifle...

Item #669802

May 13, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1865  The front page has a nice print of: "Derrom's System  For Trestle Bridges" with a related article titled: "Improved System for Trestle Bridges" It begins: "The transit of streams in military operations is often one of the most embarrassing incidents of a campaign...During the whole of the present war & up to th... See More  

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$38.00
669801

Early article on croquet...

Item #669801

May 20, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1865  Inside has the earliest article on the game of croquet we have offered, headed: "The Game of Croquet" with much detail, taking over half a column.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$37.00
669799

The end of the Civil War will transform the country...

Item #669799

June 24, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 24, 1865  Inside has an interesting editorial headed: "The War Ended" which includes in part: "Few people realize the inestimable blessings they possess in the close off the war. They miss the accustomed accounts of engagements & the sight of soldiers in the streets is becoming rare...The foundries have done their work; shot and shell are... See More  

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$29.00
669798

Very early steam carriage...

Item #669798

August 19, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The ftpg. features a quite large illustration of: "Dickson's Steam Carriage" with the balance of the page taken up with text on it. A very early steam engine & a displayable issue. 

Page 2 has another view of the carriage.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$29.00
669735

The historic American Watch Company...

Item #669735

April 11, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 11, 1863  The front page has a large print of: "The Factory of the American Watch Company" in Waltham, Massachusetts. The balance of the front page is taken up with an article on it carrying over to take all of page 2 & a bit of page 3.

This site remains today as an historic district.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$38.00
669698

Improved warship guns...

Item #669698

June 18, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1864  The front page is mostly taken up with a nice cut-away print of: "Woodbury's Improved War-Sip and Submarine Guns" with a related article carrying over to page 2.

There are other war-related articles inside.

Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

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$35.00
669696

How to better armor ships...

Item #669696

January 02, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 2, 1864  The entire front page is taken up with a nice graphic and article: "Improved System For Armored Ships".

The graphics show how damage to a ship differs when a steel/wood shall is constructed differently. A nice graphic from the Civil War and a logical item for a scientific publication. The article continues on to page 2 where is another g... See More  

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$38.00
669671

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #669671

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 very nice condition.

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$53.00
669617

Bartlett's sewing machine...

Item #669617

November 18, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Inside has a print of; "Bartlett's Sewing Machine" accompanied by a detailed article on it titled: "The New Sewing Machine".

Other inventions & mechanical improvements throughout, some illustrated.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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$35.00
669616

A crank-motion shuttle sewing machine...

Item #669616

September 16, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 16, 1865  The front page has an article with 2 prints of: "Earle Harry Smith's Crank-Motion Shuttle Sewing Machine".

The balance of the issue is taken up with various articles on the latest inventions and mechanical improvements, a few with illustrations.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$35.00
669594

The Great Comet of 1874... Coggia's Comet...

Item #669594

July 02, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 2, 1874



* C/1874 H1 (Coggia's Comet}

* The Great Comet of 1874




The top of page 3 has a two column diagram headed: "Coggia's Comet" Also one column headings: "THE COMET COME" "Her First Appearance Last Evening" "Scientific Sketch of the Celestial Visitor" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, ni... See More  

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$35.00
669279

Early automobile race...

Item #669279

October 07, 1905

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 7, 1905 



* Early race cars photos



The full front page is a dramatic photo of: "The 40 Horse Power White Steam Racer Making the Turn at Hyde Park..." in a race. Inside has text on: "The Vanderbilt Cup Elimination Race" with a full page of 7 photos of early racing cars, a map of the route, and more.

Sixteen pages, tiny pin holes at ... See More  

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$38.00
669274

An improved fish hook, and a folding bed...

Item #669274

November 23, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 23, 1867  A wealth of interesting articles and illustrations on the latest in scientific improvements of the year.

Among those shown are: "Lenhart's Spring Fish Hook" "Bowlus' Lay-Down Fence" "Woodside's Patent Folding Bedstead" and more.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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$20.00
669264

The evolution of the motorcycle...

Item #669264

December 21, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, December 21, 1901, New York  Perhaps the most notable article is: "The Evolution of the Motor Cycle" which has great text and also includes 4 photos of very early motorcycles.

The front page is taken up with a print of the: "Giant Sand Wheel for  the Calumet & Hecla Mining Company" with an article inside.

Sixteen pages, an early repair to pa... See More  

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$43.00
668578

Torpedoes warfare in 1875 ...

Item #668578

September 03, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 3, 1875



* Early Torpedoes development experiments

* Naval Torpedo Station at Newport, Rhode Island

* Naval Undersea Warfare Center - Goat Island




Page 4 has an article headed: "TORPEDOES" "Boom! Boom! Slap, Bang!" "Experiments with the Infernal Machines at Newport" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the... See More  

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$33.00
668423

Billy the Kid, Pat Garett, Virgil & Wyatt Earp, Frank Stilwell, Johnny Behan...

Item #668423

August 10, 1881

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, August 10, 1881 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in ... See More  

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$2,750.00
668241

1914 Thomas Edison plant fire disaster...

Item #668241

December 10, 1914

THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1914



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Works plant fire disaster

* West Orange, New Jersey




The front page has a two column heading: "EDISON'S GREAT PLANT BURNED; ONLY LABORATORY IS SAVED; LOSS IS PUT AT $7,000,000" "with subheads. (see)

Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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$44.00
667763

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #667763

November 03, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More  

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$320.00
667701

1901 U.S. battleship photos...

Item #667701

December 14, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 14, 1901  This  issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: "FIRST-CLASS BATTLESHIP KENTUCKY" "WISCONSIN" "MAINE" "GEORGIA" "ARKANSAS" "CALIFORNIA" "ST. LOUIS" and much more, plus related text.

Complete with 30 pages,... See More  

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$35.00
667323

Chiang Kai-shek &

Item #667323

December 15, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 15, 1931



* Chiang Kai-shek resignation

* President of the Republic of China

* Gustave Le Bon death (1st report)

* French social psychologist




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEN. CHIANG QUITS CHINA'S PRESIDENCY; LIN SEN TAKES POST" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Chiang Kai-shek resignation as president of China... See More  

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$40.00
667184

How cartoons are made...

Item #667184

October 14, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916  The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Fil... See More  

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$120.00
667170

Early Taxidermy In 1875...

Item #667170

March 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 13, 1875. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EARLY TAXIDERMY - ANIMAL TRAP - SAFETY GOVERNOR - STEAM TRAP & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the ... See More  

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$33.00
667147

Guglielmo Marconi & ultra short radio waves.....

Item #667147

August 13, 1932

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Penn., August 13, 1932



* Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi

* Ultra short radio waves improved




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Marconi Perfects Method Of Sending Short radio Waves Over Long Distance" with subheads. (see)

Complete with all 14 pages, good condition.... See More  

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$48.00
666975

1938 Voder invention... speech synthesis...

Item #666975

January 06, 1939

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1939



* Early Voder invention

* Bell Labs - Homer Dudley

* Speech synthesis machine




The front page has a one column heading: "Machine Talks in 23 Human Voice Sounds" (see) related photo is on the back page. Nice to have in this World famous publication.

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

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$48.00
666501

Guglielmo Marconi predicts future cell phones ?.....

Item #666501

November 27, 1932

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, November 27, 1932



* Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi

* Short-wave radio telephone service




The top of page 8 has a two column heading: "Marconi's New Radio Phone to Give World Cheap Service" (see)

Complete 1st section with all 16 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.... See More  

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$47.00
666422

1928 Eastman Kodak Company advertisement...

Item #666422

August 06, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1928



* George Eastman Kodak Company

* Color home movies - Rochester NY




Page 11 has a full page advertisement for the "Eastman Kodak Company" for the newly recent invention of "KODACOLOR Home Movies in Full Color" (see)

News, sports and other advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on v... See More  

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$42.00
666421

Frank J. Sprague death... "Father of Electric Traction"...

Item #666421

October 26, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1934



* Frank J. Sprague death

* "Father of Electric Traction"




The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "F. J. SPRAGUE DIES; TRACTION PIONEER" with subhead and photo. (See) First report coverage of the death of Frank J. Sprague, inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, railways & elevators.

Other news, spo... See More  

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$47.00
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