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650328

Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...

Item #650328
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784 

Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.

There is over half a page on the Q... See More  

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$37.00
650087

Electric Edison torpedo...

Item #650087

July 26, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1890  The front page has an illustrations "The Sims-Edison Electric Torpedo -- The Torpedo at Full Speed -- Sectional View of the Torpedo" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Steel Cruiser Chicago, as She Appeared in the Mediterranean"; "Redwood Logging in California"; and more illustrations, articl... See More  

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$36.00
649935

Niagra Falls Industrial Number...

Item #649935

March 03, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, March 3, 1900. This Niagara Falls Industrial Number front page of this issue contains NIAGARA FALLS POWER PLANT with additional articles: Bird's-Eye View of Niagara Fall's, Electric Railway Through Niagara Gorge, the Cantilever Railroad Bridge across Niagara Gorge and more.



Complete in 16 pages, measuring about 11 by 15 1/2 inches, has very tiny... See More  

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$46.00
649900

Thomas Edison & Al 'Scarface' Capone...

Item #649900

October 17, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Falls into a coma - would die next day

* Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial

* Would be found guilty on this day




The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day.

Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO P... See More  

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649361

Buffalo Bill endorses snake oil...

Item #649361

June 02, 1892

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachuetts, June 2, 1892  The bottom of the front page has a illustration captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody - 'Buffalo Bill' " which is essentially an endorsement by him of a patent medicine. He had become: "...afflicted with malaria. Knowing the virtues of Kickapoo Indian Sagwa, Mr. Cody sent...for this wonderful Indian remedy, & after using ... See More  

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$42.00
649312

A science enthusiast's dream collection...

Item #649312
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 25 issues dating from 1881 thru 1906.  Many photos and illustrations of the latest inventions and scientific improvements and gimmicks of the era. All are complete issues in nice condition.

Item from Catalog 323 (released for October, 2022)...

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$90.00
649297

Discounted 19th century illustrated issues...

Item #649297
(50) WHOLESALE VARIETY LOT of fifty 2nd rate and damaged illustrated issues.  A blended lot of titles, all 19th century 2nd rate and partially damaged illustrated issues which may include any of the following: Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's, Scientific American, London Illustrated, etc. Well over 100 displayable prints will be found within this lot. The issues may include any combina... See More  

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$99.00
649278

Inventions of the late 1800's...

Item #649278
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A lot of 36 2nd-rate issues from 1880's and 1890's, containing many photos or illustrations, providing a nice look at the latest inventions and scientific improvements of the 19th century. Offered at a discount due to minor imperfections (slight staining, edge tears, library ink stamps, etc.) making them 2nd-rate.

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649277

On the founding of television...

Item #649277

January 19, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 19, 1928



* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions



The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Television Across Atlantic Declared a Fact; Baird's Aide Reports Faces and Hands Seen". See photos for text. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. A very significant report during the fo... See More  

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649217

Latest inventions of the day... 1870's...

Item #649217
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1870's  A nice lot of ten issues from this fascinating period---the 'golden age' of American inventiveness---with much coverage of the latest inventions & improvements of the day, with illustrations. The images shown are only representative of the look, condition, and format of the issues you will receive.  Actual issues vary, but will ... See More  
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649215

Inventions, patents, and more... From the early 1900's...

Item #649215
(10) SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York  A lot of ten issues from 1900 - 1915. Not a "supplement" of the regular issue, but rather a separate stand-alone title which got its start to report on the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Nice condition with a wealth of illustrations and photos throughout.
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649008

Cigarettes determined bad for health...

Item #649008

August 31, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 31, 1889  This issue contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "The Cigarette Doomed", "The McCoy Pneumatic Tool", "Fowler's Pipe and Coiling Machine", "An Improved Method of Propelling Sled's", and "Professor T. C. Mendenhall, President American
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649007

Rheims Aviation Meeting... Biplanes...

Item #649007

September 11, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 11, 1909  The front cover of the issue is entitled "A Remarkable Grain Elevator for Discharging Vessels" with additional photos inside the issue. Within the issue is "Counting Our People by Machine"; "Termination of the Rheims Aviation Meeting"; "The Rheims Aviation Meeting"; "Dr. Cook's Discovery of the... See More  

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649006

The bicycle..

Item #649006

February 13, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 13, 1869  The front page has "The Gerner Patent Boiler" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Douglas' Patent Hay Loader"; "Appegate's Patent Cart Catch"; "Notes on the Velocipede"; "Weston's Patent Improved Centrifugal"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisements
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649005

Railroad turntable...

Item #649005

August 13, 1870

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 13, 1870  The front page has "Greenleaf's Improved Turn-Table" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Austin's Improved Shingle Machine"; "Lull's Friction Clutch"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, in nice condition.

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649004

Lifesaving apparatus...

Item #649004

July 17, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 17, 1869  The front page has "Wedeking & Dueberg's Improved Brick Kiln" with accompany article. Within the issue is: "Patent Life-Saving Apparatus"; "Buell's Velocipede Spring"; "Larkin's Nursing Table"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages, slight irregular l... See More  

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648931

P. T. Barnum's Circus Fire... Map of the city of Boston...

Item #648931

December 03, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 3, 1887 The issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Main Pumping Engine of the Boston Sewage System", "Fire Engine Tender", "Burning of Rare Animals", "Boston Drainage System - Reservoirs at Moon Island", map of the "City of Boston", "Jay
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648921

Suspension bridge over the Hudson...

Item #648921

October 28, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 28, 1868  The front page has "Francis' Car Heating and Ventilating Apparatus" and "Nagle's Patent Expanding Mandrel" with accompanying articles. Within the issue is "The Joy Patent Steam Hammer"; "Suspension Bridge Over The Hudson"; and additional articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages
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648616

British Navy H.M.S. Imperieuse... bee swarmer and hiver...

Item #648616

June 06, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 6, 1885  The front page features: "The New War Ships of the British Navy - H.M.S. Imperieuse" with an accompanying article. Inside includes: "Machine for Shelling Peas" "Ferguson's Combined Bee Swarmer and Hiver" "Power Shears for Cutting Sheet Metal" and more articles & illustrations of the latest inventions ... See More  

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648615

A remarkable timber raft...

Item #648615

September 01, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept.1, 1888  The front page shows: "The Great Timber Raft from Joggins, Nova Scotia" with an accompanying article. Inside includes: "Economical Triple Compound Semi-Portable Engine" "The Spiral Screw Driver" and more articles & illustrations of recent inventions & improvements of the day.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition... See More  

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648472

Senlecq telectroscope..

Item #648472

December 14, 1907

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, December 14, 1907  Content includes discussion of the Senlecq Telectroscope titled: "An Apparatus for Electrical Vision".  Other articles and prints include: "Some Soldering Appliances" "Preventing Frost on Show Windows" "Defects of the First British Airship" and "Soul-Houses in Egypt".

The compl... See More  

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648398

Nice front page print of an early locomotive...

Item #648398

February 20, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1892  The ftpg. features a great illustration captioned: "Compound Locomotive Made by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works" with a related article.

Inside prints include a fullpg. of: "The World's Columbian Exposition" "The Proposed Odd Fellows' Temple at Chicago" and more.

Sixteen pages, never bound or trimmed, good... See More  

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648397

Very early issue on motor boats...

Item #648397

February 23, 1907

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 23, 1907  This is one of their specialty issues still with the original, blue outer covers and noting: "Motor Boat Number". As would be expected there are many articles & photos within concern early boating.

Complete in 24 pages plus covers, never bound nor trimmed, in uncommonly nice, clean condition.

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648051

1928 Max Valier... Rocket propulsion...

Item #648051

July 28, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1928 



* Max Valier 

* Rocket car
 



Page 3 has one column headings: "NEW ROCKET AUTO HITS 131-MILE PACE, CRASHES" "German Inventor Quadrupled Power on 100-Pound Car After Two Successful Tests" (see) Coverage Austrian rocktry pioneer, Max Valier,  testing his new rocket automobile.

Other news, sports and advertisements of th... See More  

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648018

On the 1928 Founding of television...

Item #648018

February 21, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1928



* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions



Page 27 has a one column heading: "Baird Puts Television on Sale; Opening Branch in Selfridge's" A very significant report during the founding of television, an invention which would change not only the worlds of entertainment & communication forever, but societ... See More  

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647963

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #647963

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  This issue contains 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 with the issue are: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the... See More  

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647960

Leaning Tower of Pisa in detail...

Item #647960

February 29, 1868

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 29, 1868  The front page has "The New Suspension Bridge over the Cumberland, at Nashville, Tenn." with an accompanying article.  Also on the front cover and continuing inside is "Editorial Correspondence" which is a detailed article on the Leaning Tower of Pisa. No illustrations are included. Inside the issue is: "Turning a... See More  

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647959

Steamship Columbia... novel swimming device...

Item #647959

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 the issue is: "Novel Swimming Device"; "The Holden Ice Machine"; "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace"; "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus"; "The Ne... See More  

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647597

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #647597
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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647586

Thomas Edison Honored In 1928....

Item #647586

October 21, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 21, 1928.



* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Honored By President Calvin Coolidge




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IS DECORATED BY NATION AND HAILED BY THE PRESIDENT" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Other news of
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647524

Babe Ruth birthday photo... Thomas Edison...

Item #647524

February 17, 1929

NEW YORK TIMES (Rotogravure Section only), February 17, 1929



* Babe Ruth birthday photo

* Thomas Edison & Henry Ford




This section is loaded with photos involving sports, entertainment, fashion and much more. The front page has a photo titled: "A Birthday Cake Fit Four A Sultan: Babe Ruth" Also 2 related photos regarding Thomas Edison's birthday as well.

Complete rotograv... See More  

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647218

Very unusual bicycle "improvement"...

Item #647218

May 29, 1869

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869  The front page features an interesting print of a rather wacky bicycle called: "White's Improved Bicycle" which has a related article: "A New Style of Velocipede". Obviously it never caught on.

Many other articles & prints of inventions & improvements of the day. Complete in 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minima... See More  

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647216

Health Spa... Hay Elevator...

Item #647216

July 29, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1876  The front page features a large illustration "the Pneumatic Health institute, at Milan, Italy" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: Hofecker's Car Brake"; Smith's Hay Elevator and Carrier"; Clark's Steam Governor"; "Canan's Hydraulic Anchor Lift"; and more articles, illustrations and ad... See More  

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647200

Steamboat fire engines....

Item #647200

February 16, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 16, 1884  The full ftpg. is a very dramatic print of: "The Floating Steam Fire Engines of New York--Burning of the Ferryboat Garden City" with an inset. Many other science-themed prints of inventions & improvements inside including; "A Snow Plow on te Grand Trunk Railway, Canada" "Terry's Boat Tricycle" & ma
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646877

The development of television...

Item #646877

January 23, 1926

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 23, 1926 



* First television transmission

* John Logie Baird




On the website: "Television History - The first 75 Years" is found: "On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frit... See More  

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$144.00
646798

The New Tower Bridge in London is opened...

Item #646798

August 04, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 4, 1894  The front page of this issue the illustration "Opening of the New Tower Bridge, London" which has an accompanying article and two additional illustrations within the issue. Also in the issue is: "Grant's Calculating Machine"; "The New Lift Bridge, Halsted Street, Chicago"; and more illustrations, articles and adv... See More  

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646617

Panama or Nicaragua for the canal?...

Item #646617

January 18, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 18, 1902  The cover has "Comparison of the Panama and Nicaragua Canal Routes" with accompanying article. Also inside are: "The Drilling of Submarine Oil Wells as Performed at Summerland, Cal."; "The Bardon Alcohol Automobile"; "Some Experiments with Wireless Telegraphy"; and more articles, illustrations and adverti... See More  

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$31.00
646616

Edison's Micro-Tasimeter...

Item #646616

June 22, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 22, 1878 This issue contains an article and print describing "Edison's Micro-Tasimeter". The front page features "The International Avenue at the Paris Exhibition. Other articles: "Horizontal Engine with Collmann's Valve Gear"  "Ether Ice-making Machine" "Holcomb's Hot Air Furnace" "Birds of Para... See More  

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646409

Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #646409

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest prin... See More  

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$139.00
646408

Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #646408

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest prin... See More  

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$119.00
646311

The island of San Nicolas... Yacht racing...

Item #646311

October 07, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 7, 1899  The full ftpg. is taken up with two prints of: "Fifty Years of International Yacht Racing" with a related article inside. Other articles with photos/prints include: "Electrographs of the Electro-Static Current made Without a Camera" "A New Chainless Bicycle" "A Courthouse Going to Court" "Electrically
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646310

Locomotives and automobiles...

Item #646310

March 06, 1915

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1915  The front cover is a dramatic illustration of a locomotive rushing over a damaged bridge (see). Inside has many photos of the latest military-related items, plus some nice automobile advertisements as well, including a color back cover ad for the "Oldsmobile" (see).

Complete in 32 pages plus covers, two minor repairs at the blank spine... See More  

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$35.00
646302

Photos of very early automobiles, one by Benz...

Item #646302

November 16, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1895  The ftpg. has 6 photos of: "The Atlanta Exposition" with text. Among many photos, illustrations & articles inside is a great article: "The Motocycle Race" which has photos of the: "Morris and Salom's Electrobat" and  "The Benz Motocycle", both very early versions of cars.

Sixteen pages, never b... See More  

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646215

Thomas Edison's last will and testament...

Item #646215

October 30, 1931

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 30, 1931



* re. Thomas Alva Edison death

* Official last will and testament




The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON LEFT ESTATE OF 14 MILLION" with subheads. (See)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 24 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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645859

Hydraulic lift bridge...

Item #645859

July 12, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884  Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."

Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More  

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645858

Electric car...The Polyphone...

Item #645858

August 12, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899  The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (s... See More  

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$48.00
645841

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

Item #645841

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. Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The Armored Cruiser Brooklyn, Launched at Philadelphia, October 2, 1895" and: ... See More  

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$55.00
645645

Death of musician Frank Zappa...

Item #645645

December 06, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 6, 1993 



* Frank Zappa death (1st report)

* American musician - activist - filmmaker

* "The Mothers of Invention" rock band




The front page has a one column heading: "Frank Zappa, Iconoclast of Rock, Dies at 52" The article carries over to page 22 and includes a photo of him.

Great to have this report in a newspaper from the home of the ... See More  

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645641

Nice aviation issue...

Item #645641

October 25, 1913

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Oct. 25, 1913



* Gordon Bennett Trophy (aeroplanes)



A great aviation issue as the ftpg. is entirely taken up with a photo: "Front end of machine on which Prevost won the Gordon Bennett Cup". Two inside pages have more on: "The Rheims Aviation Meeting & the Gordon Bennett Cup Races - The Winners & Their Machines"

Complete i... See More  

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$29.00
645356

Vicker's light machine gun...

Item #645356

February 03, 1912

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 3, 1912



* Crossing the Atlantic by Plane
* Vicker's Light Machine Gun


This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Can the Atlantic Ocean Be Crossed In an Aeroplane", "Rice Terraces New Bannaue", "Savage Irrigat
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$44.00
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