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November 09, 1919
NEW YORK TIMES, November 9, 1919 Page 6 begins with an article which, in scientific circles, is definitive proof of Einstein's theory of relativity.
As background, in 1916 Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity in full mathematical detail. That opened the window on a radically new framework for physics, abolishing established notions of space and time and repla... See More
November 20, 1909
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November. 20, 1909
The full front page illustration shows the biplane in which Henry Farman flew 150 miles in 4 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds. Additionally, there is a full 2 page spread inside including both articles and images(see images). This issue also includes an article titled, "Charles Darwin and Mendelism ... Evolution Past and Pre... See More
April 17, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1872
* Allen B. Wilson re. patents
* Sewing machines pioneer
The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "THE SEWING MACHINE" "A. B. Wilson and His Patent Extension" His Early Struggles, Lawsuits and Profits" and more. (see)
Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.
April 03, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 3, 1872
* Samuel Morse death (1st report)
* American inventor and painter
* Single-wire telegraph system fame
The top of page 3 has one column headings: "OBITUARY" "Samuel Finley Breese Morse" First report coverage on the death of Samuel Morse. Teaxt takes up over 1 1/2 columns.
Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.... See More
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
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
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
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
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
July 26, 1902
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1902 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 Tehuantepec Railroad vs. The Isthmian Canal", and more.
The issue is comple... See More
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
July 11, 1908
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 11, 1908 The front page has two halfpg. photos of: "The Luyties Helicopter, Probably The Largest Experimental Rotary Flying Machine Ever Tested"., which includes supporting text on an inside page. Also present is: "United States Scout Cruiser 'Salem'...", "Testing New York's High Pressure Fire Service", "A Collectio... See More
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
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
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
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
February 08, 1877
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.
* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti... See More
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.
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.
May 11, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 11, 1878. This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "The Balloon Torpedo" "Eclipse Injector" "Saw Mill Head Block" "Galvanic Battery" "Tricycle" and so much more. Descriptive articles accompany the illustrations.
The 187... See More
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
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.
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.
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
December 24, 1879
THE SUN, New York, Dec. 24, 1879 The ftpg. begins with a great article, taking over a full column, headed: "EDISON'S LAMP YET BURNING" "The Inventor's Calculation that this is Equivalent to Ordinary Family Use for 24 Days--How the Electricity Is Obtained, and How it is to be Distributed by Wires".
This is a wonderful article on Thomas Edison's electric lamp, ... See More
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
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
September 07, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 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 diameter. It would be formally dedicated in 1886.
Complete in 16 page... See More
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
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
December 22, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 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 liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. ... See More
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
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
December 10, 1914
THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1914
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Works plant fire disaster
* West Orange, New Jersey
The front page has a two column heading: "EDISON'S GREAT PLANT BURNED; ONLY LABORATORY IS SAVED; LOSS IS PUT AT $7,000,000" "with subheads. (see)
Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
January 06, 1939
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1939
* Early Voder invention
* Bell Labs - Homer Dudley
* Speech synthesis machine
The front page has a one column heading: "Machine Talks in 23 Human Voice Sounds" (see) related photo is on the back page. Nice to have in this World famous publication.
Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along th... See More
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
August 06, 1928
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1928
* George Eastman Kodak Company
* Color home movies - Rochester NY
Page 11 has a full page advertisement for the "Eastman Kodak Company" for the newly recent invention of "KODACOLOR Home Movies in Full Color" (see)
News, sports and other advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on v... See More
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
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
June 18, 1893
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 18, 1893
* Smith & Wesson gun factory
* Revolver industry w/ prints
Page 5 has a great, detailed, and illustrated article on the Smith and Wesson company. Column heads: "Springfield News & Comment" "The Smith & Wesson Revolver" "The Invention and Manufacture" with considerable detail, plus there is a... See More
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
December 18, 1969
THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York City, Dec. 18, 1969
* Dr. Timothy Leary at The Electric Circus nightclub
* Hippie generation drug experiments fame (LSD)
* The year of Woodstock, Mets, Moon Landing & more
Page 30 has a 7 x 6 inch ad for "The Electric Circus" nightclub appearance of Dr. Timothy Leary. This ad has a marijuana related pictorial. (see)
Provenance... See More
February 17, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More
January 20, 1842
NEW YORK HERALD--EXTRA, Jan. 20, 1842
* John C. Colt murder trial w/ prints
* Brother of famous gun inventor
A rare "Extra" edition produced to offer the latest news on the fascinating trial of John Colt.
Most of the front page is taken up with considerable detail on the case of Colt who was accused of murdering Samuel Adams the previous year. This was quite the sensation a... See More
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