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Television in it's infancy in 1929...

Item #666329

July 17, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1929

* Television TV in it's infancy

* Invention - experiments

* Early connection to homes

Page 15 has one column headings: "To Test Television Outside Of Cities" "RCA Plans Transmitter at Bound Brooks, N.J., to Supplement Urban Experiments" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, a little spine we... See More  

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Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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"Meet Dr. Timothy Leary" ad in 1969......

Item #666119

December 18, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York City, Dec. 18, 1969

* Dr. Timothy Leary at The Electric Circus nightclub

* Hippie generation drug experiments fame (LSD)

* The year of Woodstock, Mets, Moon Landing & more

Page 30 has a 7 x 6 inch ad for "The Electric Circus" nightclub appearance of Dr. Timothy Leary. This ad has a marijuana related pictorial. (see)

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Orville Wright invents "automatic stabilizer"....

Item #665719

January 05, 1914

THE TIMES, Los Angeles, Jan. 5, 1914

* Orville Wright Brothers

* "Automatic stabilizer" invention

* Wright Model E airplane aeroplane


The top of the front page has a photo of Orville Wright along with illustration of the Wright Model E with heading: "Says He Has Revolutionized Flying". (see) Also one column headings that include: "For Saf... See More  

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Item #665103

April 05, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1879  This issue contains prints and related images of the following: an acoustic apparatus, the Pennsylvania Mower, the Herreshoff Torpedo, the Fuller Electric Light, Dean's Hydraulic Packing Press, and more.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, irregular at the spine, a small library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.

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Buffalo Bill promotes a patent medicine...

Item #664785

June 01, 1892

THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892  Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a medicine called "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" which claims to cure malaria (see).

Large folio size, 4 pages, various chipping with many tears at the margins (not affecting the Buffalo Bill... See More  

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How cartoons are made...

Item #664664

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 Film"... See More  

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Robert H. Goddard rocket airplane...

Item #664512

September 27, 1931

SECTION 9 only of the New York Times, September 27, 1931

* Robert H. Goddard

* Rocket airplane invention

* w/ illustration

Page XX4 of this section has two column headlines announcing: "NEW ROCKET PLANE FOR STRATOSPHERE," "Turbine Design Employs Gas Expansion And Propellers to Attain Great Speed" with two detailed illustration of his new invention (see images). Lengthy ... See More  

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From the beginning years of the computer era...

Item #664336

January 08, 1954

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 8, 1954 

* Early IBM computer invention

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading:  "Russian Is Turned Into English By a Fast Electronic Translator" First report coverage continues on page 5 with related photo and example of the typed card. An interesting article hearkening to the very beginning of the computer era.

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1st transatlantic television image.... John Logie Baird...

Item #664326

February 09, 1928


* 1st television image sent across Atlantic Ocean

* John Logie Baird - Hartsdale NY New York

Page 3 has a one column heading: "Human Vision Spans Atlantic On Radio Waves" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the very 1st transatlantic TV image sent. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publicati... See More  

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Thomas Edison's electric light is a success...

Item #664094

December 23, 1879


* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Electric light bulb

* Menlo Park

The bkpg. has an interesting report beginning: "Edison's success in making practical the use of the electric light for general illumination seems no longer a question..." with more on describing his invention.

Eight pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, very nic... See More  

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A rare coin auction in 1862...

Item #663886

March 08, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, it is not surprising that the ftpg. has a nice print of: "Hopkins's Improved Mode of Mounting Cannon". But the most interesting article is: "The Value of Old Coins" which any coin collector would appreciate. It reports on an old coin auction and notes some of the prices: a 1793 penny for $2,... See More  

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On the founding of television...

Item #663766

December 21, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 21, 1929

* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions

Page 22 has one column headings: "WALKER TELEVISED AT DEMONSTRATION", "Astonished at Clearness of Voice and Images Reproduced by Baird Device" (see) A very significant report during the infancy of television, an invention which would change not only the world ... See More  

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The steel industry in 1903... The schoolship "Young America"...

Item #663479

December 12, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 12, 1903  The color cover has, "IRON AND STEEL," which is followed by multiple pages of additional 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. This ... See More  

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Kodak Camera Founder George Eastman Dies In 1932..

Item #662667

March 15, 1932

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., March 15, 1932

* George Eastman suicide death (1st report)

* Kodak camera inventor - roll film

The front page has a one column heading: "Make Plans Today for 'Kodak King's' Funeral" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the suicide death of Kodak camera inventor George Eastman.

Complete with all 12 pages, light toning at the marg... See More  

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Two Firsts: ads for very first electric toy train, and first automobile ad...

Item #662266

October 22, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898 

* 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch

* 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage

For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast  this issue has two significant advertisements.

First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is... See More  

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Did they really think this would fly?

Item #661597

May 09, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 9, 1885  Page 5 has a fascinating print of: "Ayres' New Aerial Machine" with a related article: "A New Aerial Machine" with much detail on how this machine would work. It even notes: "...illustrations shows it very clearly and we believe that a machine constructed as here represented can do its work successfully..."

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Greeley was no fan of Edison?

Item #661474

December 30, 1879

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 

* Charles F. Brush

* Early electric light

* Patent sold

Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light"... See More  

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King George VI & Queen Elizabeth - 1st ever British sovereign's visit to America...

Item #661410

April 30, 1939

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, April 30, 1939 (PICTURE Section)

* Large color print of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth

* 1st American visit by a British King or Queen

Featured is the Picture section which has a large print of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth - in celebration of the visit to American, which would be the fist-ever visit of a reigning British King or Queen setting foot on Ameri... See More  

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Article writen by Robert H. Goddard (when he was only 24 years old)...

Item #661065

June 29, 1907


* Robert H. Goddard article - gyroscopes for steering

* Very early at 24 years old

Inside has a nearly 1/2 page article titled: "The Use Of The Gyroscope In The Balancing And Steering Of Aeroplanes" by Robert H. Goddard (see photos). The article is accompanied by 3 illustrations see. This is very early for this famous rocket ... See More  

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Johann Reis - inventor of the first "make-and-break telephone"...

Very early report on the "telephone"...

Item #661063

March 22, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1876 

* Johann Philipp Reis

* Very early telephone experiments

Page 4 has a very early article on: "The Telephone" which takes most of a column. Although this article talks about the work of a "Professor Reuss", the inventor it apparently was actually referring to was named Philipp Reis. The Reis telephone actually turned out to be too ... See More  

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Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #661006

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has a 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  

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Hudson River Suspension Bridge...

Item #660926

January 06, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, January 6, 1900  The front page of the issue contains a half-page illustration "The Proposed Hudson River Suspension Bridge, Connecting New York and Hoboken" and "Riveted Cantilever Type - Forth Bridge" with an article and more illustrations inside the issue. Also within the issue is "Suspension Bridge with Trussed Cables - Th... See More  

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

Item #660726

February 03, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1940

* George de Bothezat death (1st report)

* Russian American engineer & businessman

* Inventor of 1st successful, practical helicopter

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

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Edison invents the phonograph... Baseball science...

Item #660545

November 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1877 

* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

* Early baseball science

A page 2 article headed: "A Wonderful Invention--Speech Capable Of Indefinite Repetition From Automatic Records" reports this about Edison's latest invention: "...The possibility is simply startling...a strip of indented paper tr
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Édouard Branly death... French inventor...

Item #660390

March 25, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1940

* Édouard Branly death (1st report)

* French inventor, physicist & professor

* Wireless telegraphy - Coherer

The top of page 15 has a on column heading: "E. BRANLY DEAD; FAMED PHYSICIST" with subheads and photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not.... See More  

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Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone...

Item #660382

March 01, 1877

THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 1, 1877 

* Alexander Graham Bell

* Telephone invention

The top of page 3 has:  "Voice Telegraphy" "Prof. Bell's Invention of the Telephone" "Another Practical Test of Its Merits" which is datelined from Salem & begins: "Lyceum hall has been crowded this evening with an audience of 500 which had assembled t... See More  

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Marconi visits Villa Griffone...

Item #660344

May 07, 1934


* Guglielmo Marconi

* Wireless telegraph

* Villa Griffone

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Marconi Revisits Scene Of His Wireless Invention" (see) First report coverage on Guglielmo Marconi's visit to Villa Griffone for the 1st time in 30 years.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, light t... See More  

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1940 "My Little Chickadee" opening day advertisement...

Item #660342

March 15, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 15, 1940

* "My Little Chickadee" movie - film

* Opening day premiere advertisement

* Actress Mae West and W. C. Fields

* "Young Tom Edison" opening review

Page 17 has a 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch illustrated advertisement for the opening day showing of "My Little Chickadee" starring Mae West and W. C. Fields. With movies at that time usuall... See More  

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Robert H. Goddard rocket w/ parachute 1st...

Item #660219

June 02, 1938


* Robert H. Goddard - rocketeer

* Rockets w/ parachutes experiments

* Roswell, New Mexico tests

The top of page 4 has a two column heading: "Soaring Rocket Ships Bring New Technique in Parachutes" (see)

Complete with all 14 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Ernest Rutherford... nuclear physics...

Item #660212

September 12, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 12, 1933

* Ernest Rutherford - "Father of Nuclear physics"

* New Zealand physicist speech downplays future

The front page has a one column heading: "RUTHERFORD COOLS ATOM ENERGY HOPE" with subheads that include: "Sees 'Moonshine' in the Talk at Present of Releasing Power in Matter" and more. (see)

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Sir William Mills death... grenades...

Item #659803

January 08, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 8, 1932

* Sir William Mills death (inventor)

* Mills bomb - British hand grenades

Page 24 has a one column heading: "SIR WILLIAM MILLS, INVENTOR, DIS DEAD" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of Sir William Mills, inventor of the Mills bomb (British hand grenades).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pag... See More  

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"Three Centuries Of Navigation"...

Item #659791

September 25, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 25, 1909  The front page illustration shows a cross-section of the Mauretania (1909) comparing it in size to the Clermont (1807) and the Half-Moon (1609). The related article is headed "Three Centuries of Navigation". Other inventions and innovations are found throughout, which contain both images and related text. See images for details.

Comple... See More  

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An anti-sea-sick ship... an elevated railway...

Item #659789

January 11, 1873

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 11, 1873  The issue features the latest inventions and innovations of the day including:  "STEAM PRESS", "SALOON OF BESSEMER'S ANTI-SEA-SICK SHIP", "ELEVATED RAILWAY", "WATER WHEEL", and more, all of which include supporting text. A number of interesting advertisements are present as well, along with a sum... See More  

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Early space travel to Mars ?...

Item #659711

February 05, 1920

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 1920

* Professor Robert H. Goddard

* Early rocket experiments

* Flight to Mars?

The front page has a very bizarre report concerning early space travel. Professor Robert H. Goddard was currently experimenting with early rockets during this time. The front page has one column headings that read: "FIRST VOLUNTEER FOR LEAP TO MARS" "Capt. Claude ... See More  

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Guglielmo Marconi death ray ?...

Item #659614

October 18, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1935

* Guglielmo Marconi - Italian inventor

* Death Ray - beam invention ?

The top of page 17 has a two column heading: "Marconi Ready to Take Micro-Wave to War; Said to Have Tested Halting Planes in Air" (see)  Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Anti-Jacobite Creed... The importance of Nova Scotia...

Item #659531
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1748  The issue begins with an: "Extract of a Letter Giving an Account of a Survey of the N. West Coast of England..." with a small print on page 2 (see). Also in this issue: "Of the Invention of Shorthand" with a full page of characters of words (see); "An Anti-Jacobite's Creed, Alluding to Indiscriminate Charges in ... See More  

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Bastrop, Louisiana Negro lynching... Nikola Tesla...

Item #659297

July 10, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 10, 1934 

* Nikola Tesla- father of the radio

* Bastrop, Louisiana Negro lynching

* Outlaw John Dillinger hunted

Page 8 has one column headings: "LOUISIANA NEGRO LYNCHED" "Taken From Bastrop Jail and Hanged on Court House Lawn" First report coverage on the lynching of Andrew McLeod in Bastrop, Louisiana.

Page 19 has one column ... See More  

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1928 Founding of television...

Item #658987

July 22, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 22, 1928

* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions - experiments

Page 10 has one column headings: "RECORD REPRODUCES SCENES WITH MUSIC" "Baird Combines Electric Phonograph With Television Principles in Disk Device" "Double Grooves Utilized" and more. (see) Very significant reports during the founding of ... See More  

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The College of New York in 1887....

Item #658709

March 12, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 12, 1887

* The College of the City of New York and much more in 19th century illustrated magazine

This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/places: COLLEGE OF NEW YORK CITY - AUTOMATIC FIRE EXTINGUISHER - DAMPER - CASK or TU
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Bicycles... Marvin Safe Company...

Item #658227

February 13, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 13, 1886  The frontpage features an article "The Marvin Safe" which shows two different illustrations from the company with more coverage inside.  Inside is an article inside: "Improved Treadle For Bicycles" includes a very nice 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch illustration of an early bicycle. Other articles are: "Wetmore's Improve... See More  

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Pittsburg Steel Works... Manufacturing of Steel...

Item #658224

August 14, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 14, 1880

* Early Pittsburgh Steel

* Manufacturing

* 1880 Original Prints

This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: PITTSBURGH STEEL WORKS - FOLDING BOAT - CAR STARTER - SALT EXTRACTION MACHINE, and much more. These illustrations also have text that goes
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Harris-Corliss Steam Engine...

Item #657960

August 12, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 12, 1876  A great issue, as the front page contains a nice article titled: "The Improved Harris-Corliss Steam Engine" which also contains a very large illustration. With the issue are articles: "Improved Fountain Pen"; "Window Grill at Ratisbon, Bavaria", "Thonger's Devise for Heating Air for Furnaces", "Be... See More  

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Columbian Exposition...

Item #657932

September 02, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 2, 1893  The front cover has "The World's Columbian Exposition - The Great German Search Light" with an accompanying article.  Inside the issue is: "The World's Columbian Exposition - Bilgram's Exhibit of Cut Bevel Gear Wheels"; "...State Buildings"; "The New Protected Cruiser Detroit"; and more ... See More  

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Daniel McFarlan Moore death... electrical inventor...

Item #657827

June 16, 1936


* Daniel Moore McFarlan murder

* Electrical engineer and inventor

* Fluorescent & Neon lamp lighting

* Thomas Alva Edison associate

The front page has a one column heading: "Inventor Aid, Associate of Edison, Slain" (see) Small photo of McFarlan on the back page.

Complete with all 36 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on... See More  

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Snow yacht sailing... Faust's Stove for railway cars...

Item #657813

March 19, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1887

* Snow yacht sailing

* Paris morgue

* Magazine gun for the German Army

* Faust's Stove for railway cars

Illustrations have supporting text. Many interesting advertisements as well.  The issue is complete and in very good condition.
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Edison's method for powering light bulbs...

Item #657812

October 13, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 13, 1883

* T. Edison's Method for Powering Light Bulbs
* The Brooklyn BridgeThis 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Edison Twelve Hundred Electric Light Machine", "Deep Rock Cuts on Pennsylvnia Railroad Near New York", "B
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Perry and Goddard's perpetual revolver...

Item #657811

November 18, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 18, 1868

* Perry & Goddard's perpetual revolver
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "The Perry and Goddard 'Double Header,' or 'Perpetual Revolver'", and "Double Seated Lock Safety Valve".
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Electric Club House of New York City...

Item #657810

March 03, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 3, 1888  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: "Electric Club House of New York City", "Car Coupling", "Portable Bath", "Thermo-Motor", and much more.

These illustrations also have text that goes
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Washington at Morristown... Action in the South...

Item #657753
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780  The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.

Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure fr... See More  

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