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674282

Steam Engines and a New Steam Car... Light in photography...

Item #674282

July 26, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a large illustration: "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT". Inside pages have the following articles of interest: "The Exeter Steam Engine", "New Steam Car", and "Aswail, or Sloth Bear". There are al... See More  

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674281

Early oil industry...

Item #674281

February 27, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 27, 1892  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has two half-page illustrations: "MAPS OF THE OIL FIELD" and "GENERAL VIEW OF CENTRAL REFINERY AT CLEVELAND". The inside has several illustrations and descriptions including: "An improved Wood Bending Machine&... See More  

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674278

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #674278

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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672144

First automobile advertisement...

Item #672144

September 03, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 3, 1898  This is a very significant magazine in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" notes that the mentioned advertisement was the first automobile ad ever published in America. It is not the first appearance, which was in the issue of July 30, 1898.

A back page advertisement is headed: "T... See More  

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672136

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672136

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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671918

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671918

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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671917

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671917

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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671715

Airplane flight record photos & more...

Item #671715

September 09, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 9, 1911  Full page. photo: " Atwood in the Aeroplane in which he flew from St. Louis to Chicago and afterward from Chicago to New York." Report inside with two photos: "Atwood and His St. Louis-New York Flight" & another report: "Scientific Developments in Aerial Navigation".

This is complete in 16 pages and is in ver... See More  

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671714

English Channel Lighthouse...

Item #671714

November 29, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 29, 1902  The cover features a full page photo of: "The Beachy Head Lighthouse, Recently Completed" in the English Channel, which contains a related article on an inside page.

Additional coverage, while not shown in the photos, includes: "The American Hemp Industry", "Thirty-Seven-Inch Mills Reflecting Telescope and Spectrograp... See More  

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671712

Assaying gold and silver...

Item #671712

February 15, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 15, 1902  This issue contains the following prints, articles, and/or ads: Assaying Gold and Silver Bullion at the New York Assay Office; Mail Transportation in Cities;The Improvement of Washington; The Yerkes Observatory Two-Foot Reflector; A Pigeon Ranch; and other articles and advertisements.

The issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition... See More  

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671710

Testing the "Lusitania"...

Item #671710

August 10, 1907

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 10, 1907, from New York.



* Testing the Lusitania

* The Great Mastodons




This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: The "Lusitania", "The International Kite Ascensions", "Erecting the Great Cantilever Bridge", "The Greatest Mastodons". This is a full issue and is in good condition. See photo for addit... See More  

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671708

Great automobile issue...

Item #671708

January 06, 1912

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 6, 1912  This issue contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: "The Selection of a Motor Truck", "The Riding Qualities of a Cart", "Making the Starting Crank Obsolete", "A Fertile Field for Inventors - Opportunities Offered by the Automobile Industry", "Gasoline in War", "The Pleasure Boat&#... See More  

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671707

East River Bridge, New York...

Item #671707

July 26, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1902 



* Williamsburg Bridge construction

* East River - Brooklyn - NYC




The front page has: "Present Condition of the New East River Bridge", which contains a related article on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "Wrecked Schooner 'Caine'...", "The Militia and the Colt Automatic Gun", "The Tehuantep... See More  

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671705

Serpollet's Steam Racer...

Steel rail industry... Railroads, street cars...

Item #671705

May 17, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 17, 1902



The front page has: "Manufacture Of Steel Rails", which includes additional coverage on an inside page. Also included are: "Howard's Dock", ""Ramblersville' On Jamaica Bay", "The Photorama", "A Rock Pillar At Acoma, New Mexico", "Serpollet's Record-Breaking Steam Racer" and m... See More  

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671702

The world's largest crane (in 1920)... Philadelphia Naval Yard...

Item #671702

August 21, 1920

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1920 Nice, full front cover photo in three colors: "The Largest Of Its Kind: 350 Ton Crane at Philadelphia Navy Yard", which contains details and additional photos on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "Is There a Coal Shortage", "'Miss America,' built and owned by G.A. Wood...", "Record Weather", and two gr... See More  

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671701

Bleriot monoplane... Grahame-White bi-plane...

Item #671701

November 05, 1910

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 5, 1910 Full frontpage photo: "Auburn in his fast Bleriot monoplane and Grahame-White in a farmer biplane during one of the hourly distance contests" which is in regards to "The International Aviation Meeting". This also has an accompanying three page article inside on the meet, with many more photos. Also within the article are: "Th... See More  

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671700

Prepping for launching the "Akron"... Antarctic Expeditions...

Item #671700

November 11, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine from New York, dated Nov. 11, 1911  An inside page has: "Preparations for Launching the 'Akron' for Its Trial Trip--Preliminaries for a More Complete Test", which includes a photo. Quite early for dirigibles. The front page has: "Antarctic Expeditions, Past and Present", which continues on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "... See More  

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671696

Bridge Over the East River At Blackwell's Island...

Item #671696

March 28, 1908

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Mar. 28, 1908 The ftpg. has three photos, one taking half a page, showing: "General View Of The Great Cantilever Bridge Over the East River At Blackwell's Island, NY". Other prints, although not photoed, include: "How To Construct A Balloon", "Experiments In Visual Fixation", "New Types of Lifebelts", and more.

The issue i... See More  

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671665

Louis Pasteur is featured...

Item #671665

June 03, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 3, 1882  The front page features a nice print of famed scientist Louis Pasteur, with the balance of the page taken up with text on his life and work.

The complete issue, measuring 11 by 15 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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671661

Pittsburgh's steel industry...

Item #671661

December 12, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 12, 1874  This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Keokuk, Iowa, Railroad Bridge" "Hot Air Balloon" and a nice centerfold of the Pittsburgh steel industry. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.

Sixteen pages, good condition.

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671655

Seed planter...

Item #671655

February 01, 1873

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, Feb. 1, 1873  This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Testing Machine" and "Seed Planter" and so much more. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.

The 1870's was considered the heyday for new inventions which included the electric... See More  

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671653

Burglar proof vault maufacturing...

Item #671653

November 17, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 17, 1894  The front page features seven illustrations concerning: "The Manufacture Of Burglar-Proof Vaults".  A related report inside with another illustrations.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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671650

Centrifugal siren...

Item #671650

June 08, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1889  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following prints: PINCH BAR - STEP LADDER - AIRSHIP - CENTRIFUGAL SIREN & more.

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671612

The Mareorama at the Paris Exposition...

Item #671612

September 29, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1900  The front page has an illustrated cover showing the Mareorama at the Paris Exposition. The inside includes a related article.

Other images and/or articles include: "A Japanese Trade Mark For Webster's Dictionary" "The New Army 16-Inch Gun" "A Toda Headsman, Southern India" and more.

Sixteen pages, very good... See More  

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671349

First automobile advertisement in America... Model trains...

Item #671349

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898



* 1st ever automobile advertisement

* Horseless carriage




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
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671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has 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 within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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671249

Manufacturing rifles at the Springfield Armory...

Item #671249

April 29, 1899

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899  The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.

Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "An Improved Band-Saw-Setting Machine" "Sutro Baths of San Francisc... See More  

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671240

The lumber industry in Pennsylvania...

Item #671240

December 30, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 23 & 30, 1876  The front page has 3 nice prints on the: "Lumber Operations On The Susquehanna" with a related article which focuses on the thriving lumber industry in Williamsport, Pa., noting: "...The central depot of the trade in Pennsylvania a Williamsport, a handsome city on the Susquehanna...and is a thriving city, rapidly growing in... See More  

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671193

Roentgen's x-ray discovery...

Item #671193

February 08, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 8, 1896 



* Discovery of the X-ray

* Wilhelm Roentgen




Page 2 has: "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is further reporting of his discover of the x-ray.

The front page shows: "New Harlem River Bridge and Park Avenue Improvement, New York City".

Additional articles are: "An Improved Propel... See More  

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671165

Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671165

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 has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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670961

Early refrigerator patent, a hay fork & Hay rack, CW reports...

Item #670961

April 25, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863  The front page of this issue has an illustration and supporting text re: the "Bartlett's Patent Refrigerator". The inside pages has: "Cobb's Patent Hay Rack", "Raymond's Patent Hay Fork", "Johnson's Patent Piston-Rod Packing, and more. There are also two Civil War reports - one "The attack o... See More  

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670806

1876 Brooklyn Bridge under construction....

Item #670806

January 08, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 8, 1876  The front page includes a print of: "The New York Anchorage of the East River Bridge" plus two smaller prints as well. This was the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a related article as well. The balance of the issue has various illustration and articles on the latest inventions of the day.

Complete in sixteen pages, minor margin wear, very ... See More  

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670794

Statue of Liberty on display...

Item #670794

September 07, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 



* Statue of Liberty construction

* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi




A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in d... See More  

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670572

Alexander Graham Bell...

Item #670572

May 02, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 2, 1903



* Alexander Graham Bell cover photo (nice for display)



The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it along with an accompanying article inside. Within the issue is: "The Stanley Airship"; "Powerful English Locomotive for Suburban Traffic"; "... See More  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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$135.00
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
664664

How cartoons are made...

Item #664664

October 14, 1916

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1916 The entire front page is taken up with an illustration captioned: "Animated Cartoons In the Making: Filming the Successive Drawings." showing a man doing just that. An inside page is entirely devoted to: "Animated Cartoons in the Making--How 16,000 Drawings are Prepared & Photographed in Producing 1000 Feet of Motion Picture Film"... See More  

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$114.00
664417

American Bell Telephone... Female workers...

Item #664417

September 20, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 20, 1884 



* Early telephone experiments

* Alexander Graham Bell

* Female operators - prints




The entire front page contains various: "Illustrations of the American Bell Telephone." The article takes half of an inside page, headed: "The Telephone" which has much on its history & current improvements with mention of Alexander G... See More  

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$39.00
663886

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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$29.00
663479

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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662266

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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$65.00
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