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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
669855

Five issues with a Civil War-related print...

Item #669855

November 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1863 & 1864, each contains within a print related to the Civil War as well as a wealth of other prints not war-related.

Additionally there are news items from the war.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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$78.00
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
669741

Civil War projectile prints on the front page...

Item #669741

April 04, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 4, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with several prints of: "The Celebrated Stafford Projectiles" accompanied by a related article: "Improved Projectiles". Nice to have this Civil War related print on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$31.00
669740

Civil War projectile prints... Thimbles...

Item #669740

May 30, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 30, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with several prints of: "Smith's Patent Sub-caliber Projectiles" accompanied by a related article. Nice to have this Civil War related print on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Page 2 has an illustrated article on: "Thimbles".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$36.00
669738

A Civil War cannon print on the front page...

Item #669738

August 01, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 1, 1863  The front page is mostly taken up with three prints of: "De Mey's Revolving Shield Gun Carriage with a related article as well.

Nice to have a Civil War themed print on the front page of this scientific publication.

Inside pages have some war-related articles as well.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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$32.00
669736

Coon's breech-loading cannon...

Item #669736

October 31, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 31, 1863  The front page features two prints of: "Coon's Breech-Loading Cannon" which has an accompanying article. Nice to have a war-related illustration & article on the front page of this scientific publication.

A few war-related articles inside.

Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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$38.00
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
669700

A machine to rifle gun barrels...

Item #669700

February 20, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1864  The front page features a nice illustration of: "Powers's Machine For Rifling Gun Barrels" with a related article.

Inside has a print and article on: "M'Kibbin's Improved Gun-Sight".

Complete in 16 pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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$29.00
669699

An improved ship turret...

Item #669699

February 27, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 27, 1864  The front page features a nice illustration of: "Snedecor's 'Union' Turret with a related 7 very detailed article headed: "Improved Turret"

There are other war-related articles inside.

Complete in 16 pages, some browning to a small portion at the left, nice condition.

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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
669697

Breech-loading rifle...

Item #669697

August 06, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 6, 1864  The front page features a nice illustration of: "Stevens's Breech-Loading Carbine" with an accompanying article.

Inside has various other inventions and improvements, several illustrated.

Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

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$29.00
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
669695

Important letter from General Grant...

Item #669695

July 17, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 17, 1864  Inside has over half a column taken up with: "Important Letter  from General Grant" in which we tells of the hopelessness of the Confederacy. Bits include: "...all we want now...is a determined unity of sentiment North. The rebels have now in their ranks their last man. The little boys & old men are guarding prisoners, gua... See More  

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$38.00
669694

Breech-loading rifle...

Item #669694

July 23, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 23, 1864  The front page features two illustrations of: "Appleby's Breech-Loading Repeating Rifle" with an accompanying article.

Inside has various other inventions and improvements, several illustrated.

Complete in 16 pages, very nice condition.

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$28.00
669643

Nice front page Civil War print...

Item #669643

March 08, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1862  The front page is dominated by a great war-related print captioned: "Hopkins's Improved Mode Of Mounting Cannon" with a related article as well.  Six soldiers are shown operating it.

Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Notes of Military & Naval Affairs" reporting on the Civil War. There is even a paragraph headed: &... See More  

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669628

Nearly full page Civil War map...

Item #669628

February 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 22, 1862  Almost the entirety of page 3 is taken up with a great & very detailed Civil War map captioned: "Map of Kentucky And Part of Tennessee" with the balance of the page being text concerning it.

Also, over half of page2 is taken up with various military reports from the Civil War.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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669620

Civil War print on the front page...

Item #669620

May 06, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 6, 1865  The front page features a nice engraving of: "The Destruction of the Rebel am Albemarle" with another print of the device. A nice Civil War item on the front page of this scientific periodical.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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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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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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669269

An early pinball machine? Railroad bridge over the Hudson...

Item #669269

April 26, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884  The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.

A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More  

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$38.00
669266

Tallapoosa, Georgia...

Item #669266

May 31, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 31, 1890  The photo shows the nice: "Bird's Eye View of Tallapoosa, Showing River, Streets, and Location of Factories" which is found on an inside page.

The front page has 3 other prints regarding Tallapoosa. An article as well titled: "The Industrial South--Tallapoosa, Ga." begins on the front page and continues inside with four mor... See More  

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669265

Making incandescent electric lamps....

Item #669265

April 13, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1895  The entire front page is taken up with various aspects of: "The Manufacture of Incandescent Electric Lamps". There is a related article inside.

Other prints & articles of science-related inventions & improvements.

Sixteen pages, some archival mends near the margins, library stamp to the front page. Good condition.
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$34.00
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
669262

Building the Brooklyn Bridge...

Item #669262

March 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1877 



* Brooklyn Bridge - East River

* Under construction print




The front page has a large illustration: "The Foot Bridge Over The East River, New York" as well as three diagrams relating to the construction of the foot bridge, and a report: "The East River Bridge." better known today as the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sixteen pages, v... See More  

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$58.00
669261

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

Item #669261

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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$245.00
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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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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667822

Captain Wallis's voyage around the world...

Item #667822
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1773



* Captain Samuel Wallis

* HMS Dolphin

* Voyage around the World




Among the items in this issue are: "Particulars Relative to Cowling Castle" which is accompanied by a full page plate of it; "Epitome of Captain Wallis's Voyage Round the World" which is the conclusion of this report from a previous issue, taking over... See More  

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$33.00
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
667115

Early electricity experiments... Great map of Italy...

Item #667115
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1747 



* Foldout map of Italy

* Foldout plate of Westminster Hall

* Song celebrates battle of Culloden victory

* Early electricity experiments




One of the better articles in this issue is: "Considerations on the State of the Spanish Affairs in their American Dominions" which takes over 2 pages.

Over a full pg. is taken up with: &q... See More  

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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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$23.50
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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$23.50
666329

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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$20.00
666220

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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$67.50
665103
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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$48.00
664785

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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$72.00
664512

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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$62.00
664336

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.

Complete with ... See More  

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$57.00
664326

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

Item #664326

February 09, 1928

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 9, 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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$52.00
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