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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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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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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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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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1916 color print of multiple locomotives...

Item #657742

July 01, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, July 1, 1916  The cover has a wonderful and highly displayable color cover of a set of three trains, as seen from the point of view of a 4th locomotive's engineer, with steam rising in the foreground.  The print shows passengers standing at the back of the caboose of one of the trains the locomotive is trailing.  Additional unrelated prints (automotive ads, ... See More  

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The Vanderbilt International Cup...

Item #657734

October 22, 1904


* The Vanderbilt International Car Race
* The Tasmanian Dasure

This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day accompanied by text, which include: The Vanderbilt International Cup Contest", "Steel Training Ship "Cumberland", Recently Launched at Boston Navy Yard", "Battleship "Ge
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Early flight... The Curzon Bridge over The Ganges River...

Item #657733

September 26, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 26, 1908  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "The Aeroplane Flying at a Great Height," "The Construction of the West Aeroplane," "The Narrowing of the Ganges and Construction of the Curzon Bridge," and "Car Fen
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Very early on the motion picture industry...

Item #657732

July 16, 1921

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 16, 1921

The entire ftpg. is an interesting illustration captioned: "Reproducing the Naval Battle of Jutland for the Motion Picture Screen." with a related article within the issue. This is a early pictorial from the infancy of the motion picture industry. For any collection which related to early movies and motion pictures, this is a nice, displaya... See More  

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All Metal Diving Suit...

Item #657731

August 22, 1914

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 22, 1914 

The front cover of the issue is entitled "A Week's Rations for the German Army". Within the issue is "An All Metal Diving Suit"; "this Month's Total Eclipse of the Sun"; "Glimpses of the European Fighting Machinery Now in Action"; "Russia's Giant War Flyers"  and many more art... See More  

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First attempt to fly across the English Channel... Baseball at night...

Item #657730

July 31, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 31, 1909

* First attempt to fly across the English Channel

* Early airplane - aviation

The front page has two halfpg. photos: "The First Attempt to Fly Across The English Channel." The top photo shows Hubert Latham in flight above the English Channel, & the other Latham taking off from the cliff at Sangatte, France (see). There is a report i... See More  

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First automobile advertisement in America...

Item #657504

August 06, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 6, 1898 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 issue). 
The top of the back page has an advertisement headed
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Patent cow-milker... publication on inventions...

Item #657502

January 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1863  The front cover has an illustration entitled "The Celebrated Patent Cow-Milker" and "Colvin's Breast Pump" with an accompanying article. Within the issue are: "Lane's Patent Potato-Digger"; "Swift's Patent Chimney-Fastener"; "Drake's Patent Churn Power" and additional articles an... See More  

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Lord Lovat is charged with High Treason...

Item #657493

December 23, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746 

* Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat

* Jacobite Rebellion conspirator

The front page has a notable item concerning the end of the  Jacobite Rebellion: "Yesterday the articles of impeachment of High Treason against Simon Lord Lovat, were exhibited by the Hon. House of Commons to the House of Peers. And an order was made by the Hou... See More  

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1933 Thomas G. W. Settle balloon flight flop...

Item #657487

August 05, 1933


* Officer Thomas G. W. Settle

* Century of Progress balloon

* Soldier Field flight failure

The front page has a great banner headline: "BALLOON RISES A  MILE; FALLS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. A full back page pictorial is also nice for display. Probably only found in this Chicago publication.

Complete with all 24 pages, thi... See More  

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The New York Tennis and Racquet Club...

Item #657326

April 15, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1893  The front page has five illustrations of: "The New York Tennis And Racquet Club". The largest is a cut-away illustration showing the various facilities of this multifaceted club, each identified by references at the bottom of the page.

Inside has a detailed article about the club with two more related prints.  The back page h... See More  

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