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692961

Roentgen's x-ray discovery...

Item #692961

January 25, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 25, 1896 



* Discovery of the X-ray

* Wilhelm Roentgen




Page 3 has: "Professor Rontgen's Wonderful Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is reporting of his discover of the x-ray.

Other topics throughout.

Sixteen pages, minor spine wear, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: In late 1895, Röntgen was determined to test his i... See More  

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$52.00
692906

1911 Nikola Tesla's steam turbine w/ photos...

Item #692906

September 30, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, Sept. 30, 1911



* Tesla's steam bladeless turbine

* Nikola Tesla - electricity pioneer




Pages 296-297 has a early report on the Tesla turbine with heading: "The Tesla Steam Turbine" with subhead and a few related photos. This invention wouldn't be patented until 1913.

Other topics throughout. Complete with 20 pages, tiny binding along the spine, nice co... See More  

(item added to the previous catalog after it went to print)

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$98.00
692802

Roentgen's x-ray discovery... Early bicycle...

Item #692802

February 08, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 8, 1896  The second page of this issue contains "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is of the further reporting of his discover of the x-ray. The frontpage of this issue contains "New Harlem River Bridge and Park Avenue Improvement, New York City" which contains an accompanying article inside. Additio... See More  

Item from Catalog 326 (released for January, 2023)...

(item added to the previous catalog after it went to print)

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$65.00
689601

First ever automobile advertisement...

Item #689601

September 24, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York,  Sept. 24, 1898  This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" states that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America.

A back page advertisement is headed: "A DELIGHTFUL DRIVE" and describes the fine features of t... See More  

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

(added after the original catalog went to print and is only available on-line)

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$68.00
689238

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

Item #689238

November 22, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 5 different issues from 1862, 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 reports from the war, typically found on page 2 but some reports may be further within.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

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$76.00
688936

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #688936

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* The phonograph invented

* Best title to have this in ?




Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we ... See More  

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$320.00
688834

Electric light patent to Thomas Edison...

Item #688834

March 19, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 



* Thomas Alva Edison

* Electric light patent
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Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732".

This was the pat... See More  

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$76.00
688833

Electric light patent to Thomas Edison...

Item #688833

March 19, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881  Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732".

This was the patent given to Thomas Edison for the light bulb, certain... See More  

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$88.00
688830

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

Item #688830

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has 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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$92.00
688736

The art of throwing a baseball, with illustrations...

Item #688736

July 31, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 31, 1886  An inside page has a fascinating full page of text and illustrations on: "The Art Of Pitching In Baseball" written by noted baseball pioneer Henry Chadwick. Perhaps not surprising given this is a scientific magazine, the analysis of the "pitch" is very scientific.

The prints shown are captioned: "Diagram of the Rotary
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$110.00
688586

Can a pitcher make a ball curve?

Item #688586

August 18, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1877  Inside has an interesting article headed: "Curving a Base Ball" which begins: "I see by a reply to one of your correspondents that you seem to doubt the possibility of this feat. That a ball may be thrown with a curve seems to be an undisputed proposition among players..." with the balance of the article explaining--scientifica... See More  

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$58.00
686470

Spindletop/Beaumont - 1st Texas oil strike... Tesla's wireless light... Davidson's flying machine...

Item #686470

February 02, 1901

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 2, 1901  The most notable item is found on page 74: "THE BEAUMONT [TX] OIL WELL", now known as Spindletop, which tells of the 1st major oil strike in Texas which had occurred just a few weeks earlier. An article with a related photo are included. Also deserving attention is "Tesla's Wireless Light".

The front page has six photo... See More  

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$140.00
686016

Professor Reuss invented the telephone?

Item #686016

March 04, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876  



* Johann Philipp Reis

* German scientist & inventor

* Make-and-break telephone




The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of  the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other... See More  

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$52.00
685724

The very first automobile advertisement in America...

Item #685724

July 30, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 30, 1898 



* Very 1st ever automobile advertisement

* Horseless carriage (historic)




A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the mentioned advertisement was the very first automobile ad ever published in America. This same (or extremely similar) ad appear... See More  

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$245.00
684757

Pair of issues: criticizing astrology, with an astrologer's response...

Item #684757

October 01, 1869

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER AND ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Oct., Nov., Dec., 1869 

Also: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 29, 1869 



The former was a fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

The feature article, which takes all of pages 1 thru 5, is headed: "A Reply... See More  

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$345.00
684627

Aerial balloon torpedo... Ostrich farming...

Item #684627

May 11, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 11, 1878  Among the articles with prints is a full front page print: "The Balloon Torpedo" which includes n article on how it works: "Aerial Warfare".

There are also two full pages on: "Ostrich Farming in South Africa" which includes 8 prints, and also: "The Premier Tricycle".

Sixteen pages, a few discrete archival me... See More  

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$32.00
684624

The Bell telephone and Edison's latest inventions...

Item #684624

February 03, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 3, 1894  The front page is taken up with various illustrations of: "Details of Construction of the Bell Telephone" with a related article headed: "All May Have Telephones" concerning the expiration of the telephone patent. This article carries over to an inside page.

Inside has a print and article on: "Edison's New Electrical R... See More  

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$59.00
684620

First flight of heavier than air "airplane"... Maxim's Flying Machine...

Item #684620

October 06, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 6, 1894  An inside page has a large illustration of: "MR. MAXIM'S FLYING MACHINE" with considerable related text.

Note: Hiram S. Maxim's "airplane" became the first "heavier than air" machine to take flight under its own power (source: Wikipedia). More can be read about this flying machine though the University of
... See More  

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$98.00
684617

Passenger-carrying airplane record...

Item #684617

April 22, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 22, 1911  The most interesting article is: "A New Aeroplane Passenger-carrying Record - Louis Breguet's Feat of Transporting 11 People 3 Miles Across Country" which takes over 1 1/2 pages and includes 5 photos/illustrations.

The front page is a photo: "Making a Map on the Spot" with further illustrations inside.

Complete in 24 pag... See More  

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$37.00
684615

Unique--and comical--unicycle...

Item #684615

December 12, 1914

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 12, 1914  The duo-tone cover is taken up with a comical print of the: "Motor-Driven Unicycle Stabilized by a Gyroscope". An inside page has a related article describing it, with much detail.

A terrific print showing how bizarre some early "inventions" were during the era when engine-driven vehicles were booming.

A great front page for ... See More  

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$42.00
684614

Luyties Helicopter: comical attempt at flight...

Item #684614

July 11, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 11, 1908 The front page has two photos of: "The Luyties Helicopter, Probably The Largest Experimental Rotary Flying Machine Ever Tested", which includes supporting text on an inside page.

Sixteen pages, older repair on page 2 has minor effect on the front page, somewhat irregular at the spine with the front leaf partially loose.

Item from Catalog 327 - released for February, 2023...

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$30.00
684206

The Harlem River Canal, New York... 1890...

Item #684206

March 22, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 22, 1890



The ftpg. has four illustrations of: "The Harlem River Ship Canal", the largest of which shows a "General view of the rock excavation and future course of the canal." A related report is on an inside page and contains a small illustration.

Additional unrelated reports include: "Smokeless Gunpowder", "An Improved S... See More  

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$32.00
683795

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #683795

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1862, each contains within reports on military events from the Civil War, or reports of developments and improvements of military equipment.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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$56.00
683410

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #683410

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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$42.00
683304

Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 17, 1897  Page 8 has: "HEAVIEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD - TANK LOCOMOTIVE, INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS".

The front page has: "THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE - ILLUMINATION OF WINDSOR CASTLE ON JUNE 18".

The remainder of the issue has: "INGLIS TRIPLE-EXPANSION PADDLE ENGINES", "SPECIAL DELIVERY CAR TRANSFER STEAMER", &... See More  

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$28.00
683232

Oroya Railroad Peru... The highest in the world!

Item #683232

July 12, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1902  The front page has 6 vignettes captioned: "THE FAMOUS OROYA RAILROAD OF PERU, WHICH CLIMBS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER ON THE GLOBE". Additional related photos and considerable text are also found on inside pages.

Note: As mentioned in the caption above, at the time it was built, the railroad climbed higher than any other in the world. Eventu... See More  

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$35.00
682883

Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research... Ocean Steamship...

Item #682883

January 09, 1909

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 9, 1909 The front page has two illustrations: "Latest Idea For A Multi-Hull Ocean Steamship", being a ship with three hulls. Within the issue is: "A Tunnel-boring Machine...", "The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research", "The Krupp Steel Works of To-Day", and additional articles, illustrations and advertisements.

Com... See More  

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$28.00
682819

West Point in 1900...

Item #682819

June 23, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 23, 1900.



* West Point Military Academy
* Prints - Illustrations
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: West Point Military Academy - Armored Farm Equipment - Wrench - Lamp & More. These illustrations a
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$25.00
682672

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #682672

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878  Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with

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$140.00
681956

East River Bridge, New York... American Waltham watch factory...

Item #681956

July 26, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1902 



* World's Largest Watch

* Williamsburg Bridge construction

* East River - Brooklyn - NYC






Page 54 has the headline: "The Largest Watch in the World", and "At the American Waltham watch factory, the largest watch ever designed was recently completed".

The front page has: "Present Condition of th... See More  

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$48.00
681463

The legendary Springfield rifle, a staple of the Civil War...

Item #681463

August 18, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860  The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More  

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$68.00
681261

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles, and a motorcycle...

Item #681261

February 09, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895  A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More  

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$47.00
681200

Worcester Railroad Depot...

Item #681200

January 22, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876  The front page has a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot Worcester Mass." with another print inside.  Also a curious print of a: "Steam Horse For Street Railways".

Other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements.

Sixteen pages, great condition.

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$29.00
681199

Worcester Railroad Depot...

Item #681199

January 22, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876  The front page has a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot Worcester Mass." with another print inside.  Also a curious print of a: "Steam Horse For Street Railways".

Other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements.

Sixteen pages, great condition.

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$29.00
680887

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #680887

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.

Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its perfo

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$184.00
680725

Princeton University celebrates its 150th anniversary...

Item #680725

October 24, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 



* Princeton University

* Prints - illustrations




The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.

Sixteen... See More  

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$43.00
680721

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

Item #680721

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891  An inside page has 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 o... See More  

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$93.00
680720

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

Item #680720

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has 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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$90.00
680681

Displayable issue for the outdoorsman...

Item #680681

February 29, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--"Sportsman Number", New York, Feb. 29, 1908  See the photo for the great color cover featuring an outdoor sports theme. The front page is a photo of: "Mountaineering In the Himalayas". Much of the content within has a sporting theme.

Complete in 24 pages plus covers, minimal wear at the edges, nice condition.

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$54.00
680657

Fire fighting...

Item #680657

May 23, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885



* Fire Fighting



The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More  

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$31.00
679581

Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (1876)...

Item #679581

July 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876  The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More  

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$29.00
678932

New invention for separating gold...

Item #678932

March 15, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1856  The front page features a nice print of a: "Machine For Washing & Separating Gold" with a related article headed: "Addison's Improved Gold Separator". Perhaps not surprising that just a few years after the California gold rush that relating inventions would come to fruition.

The balance of the issue is filled with var... See More  

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$33.00
678402

Early airplane flight in 1910...

Item #678402

April 23, 1910

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 23, 1910 Front cover is "Rougier Flying Across the Bay of Monaco in His Voisin Biplane" with accompanying article inside the issue. Also inside the issue are: "Model Motor-Boat Racing"; "An Automatic Projecting Lantern with Electrical Control"; "The Inventor of Diving Armor"; and more illustrations, articles and advertise... See More  

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$30.00
678126

Inventions and vintage ads... Steam Fire Engines...

Item #678126

October 14, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1876  The front page has: THE CENTENNIAL - TRAIL OF STEAM FIRE ENGINES. Additionally, the issue has many of the latest inventions of the day including:  POCKET LUNG TESTER - AIR PUMP - IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS - ELECTROPLATING and more. Furthermore, there are 2 pages of vintage ads including: U.S. Piano Company from New York & J.A. Fay &... See More  

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$28.00
678125

Glass making... Centennial Exhibition...

Item #678125

November 11, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876   The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.

This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More  

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$24.00
678124

Tobacco Leaf Stringer.... Fish Hooks...

Item #678124

October 28, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1876  The front page of this issue has images and content for: TOBACCO LEAF STRINGER and MAIN'S MILLING ATTACHMENT FOR LATHES.  Additionally, the inside pages contain many inventions of the day including: FISH HOOKS - ENGINE INDICATOR and more. The last 2 pages have vintage ads including: The Bigelow Engine, The Trade Engine, The Quarrying... See More  

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$24.00
677973

The 19th Century American Seed Industry...

Item #677973

September 23, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882  The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill&#... See More  

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$24.00
677052

Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 25, 1887



* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
 
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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$68.00
675430

The steel industry in 1903... The school ship "Young America"...

Item #675430

December 12, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 12, 1903  The color cover has: "IRON AND STEEL," which is followed by multiple pages of 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.

The complete issu... See More  

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$51.00
675426

The invention issue, with color cover...

Item #675426

November 18, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN--INVENTION NUMBER, New York, Nov. 18, 1911  A very nice color cover of this special issue focusing on inventions. Inside has a wealth of text and illustrations concerning recent inventions and improvements.

The complete issue, binding stich holes at the blank spine, a library stamp in the upper right corner, otherwise nice condition.

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$38.00
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