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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
688880

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

Item #688880

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  

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$98.00
688490

George de Bothezat death... Helicopter pioneer...

Item #688490

February 03, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 3, 1940



* George de Bothezat death (1st report)

* Russian American engineer & businessman

* Inventor of 1st successful, practical helicopter




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HELICOPTER MAKER, DE BOTHEZAT, DEAD" with subheads. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our ... See More  

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688418

Death of actress & inventor Hedy Lamarr...

Item #688418

January 20, 2000

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 20, 2000 



* Hedy Lamarr death (1st report)

* Austrian-American movie - film actress

* Inventor re. Bluetooth - Wi-Fi - GPS

* Best publication to be had ?




The bottom of the front page has a small photo with brief text. The top of page 22 has a heading that reads: "Hedy Lamarr; Screen Star Called Her Beauty a Curse" with another photo. (see) Nice to ha... See More  

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$67.00
688326

1932 Alexander Winton death

Item #688326

June 23, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1932



* Alexander Winton death (1st report)

* Winton Motor Carriage Company founder

* Scottish-American bicycle & automobile inventor




Page 21 has a one column heading: "ALEXANDER WINTON, AUTO PIONEER, DEAD" with subheads. (see) He formed one of the very first American companies to sell a motor car. I suspect this is one of the few publications to ... See More  

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687336

1934 death of the "Hotdog Man"

Item #687336

May 04, 1934

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 4, 1934



* Harry M. Stevens death

* Inventor of the hot dog

* "Hotdog Man" King

* Food concessionaire




The top of the back page has a one column heading: "HARRY STEVENS, 'HOT DOG KING,' DIES AT 78" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 26 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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687319

1898 Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat...

Item #687319

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898



* Inventor Nikola Tesla

* Radio remote controlled boat




Great issue on the early radio remote control. Page 6 has a fascinating article with 3 related diagrams on the recent invention of Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat. (see)

Other inventions of the day throughout. Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$117.00
687150

An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762

THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762  A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by the University to the honorary degree of Doctor in Civil ... See More  

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686766

Thomas Edison becomes ill....

Item #686766

August 02, 1931

THE DETROIT NEWS, August 2, 1931



* Inventor Thomas Edison becomes ill

* Prelude to his death shortly after ?




The front page has a great banner headline: "EDISON RALLIES AFTER COLLAPSE" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Edison would die about 2 months later. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

Complete 1st section only with... See More  

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686746

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752



* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described



Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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686676

Karl Benz death... automobile pioneer...

Item #686676

April 05, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 5, 1929



* Karl Benz death (1st report)

* German engine designer

* Inventor of 1st automobile ?

* Mercedes-Benz co-founder




Page 25 has a one column heading: "CARL BENZ, 84, DIES; MADE FIRST AUTO" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the death of German engine designer, Karl Benz. He is generally regarded as the inventor of the very 1st automobil... See More  

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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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686094

1932 Nikola Tesla... Father of radio....

Item #686094

February 24, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1932



* Nikola Tesla

* Father of Radio Physics & more




Page 20 under "Letters to the Editor" are small one column headings: "THE TESLA EXPERIMENTS" "Further Light Is Sought on Conclusions Regarding the Cosmic Ray" See images for text here.

News, sports, and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, light toning and a ... See More  

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686020

King Camp Gillette death... safety razor fame...

Item #686020

July 11, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11, 1932



* King Camp Gillette death

* Best selling safety razor inventor

* Freebie marketing pioneer




Page 13 has a one column heading: "K. C. GILLETTE DEAD; MADE SAFETY RAZOR" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of King Camp Gillette, inventor of the best selling version of the safety razor. I suspect this is one of the few p... See More  

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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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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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685174

Cryotrons invented... smaller computers ?....

Item #685174

February 06, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1957



* Invention of the Cryotron - Dudley Allen Buck

* Superconductivity - magnetic fields

* Bill Haley & His Comets touch down in London




Near the bottom of the front page is a three column photo with heading: "Cryotrons May Lead to Computers Cubic Foot in Size" (see) 1st report coverage on the invention of Cryotrons by Dudley Allen Buck at the... See More  

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685023

Fluoroscope X-Ray invention...

Item #685023

August 16, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 16, 1897



* Thomas Alva Edison

* Fluoroscope (Vitascope)

* X-Rays experiments




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "MORE EDISON WONDERS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete with ... See More  

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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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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
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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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684545

1st transcontinental phone call in 1915...

Item #684545

January 26, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 26, 1915



* First Transcontinental phone call made

* Alexander Graham Bell & Thomas Watson




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PHONE TO PACIFIC FROM THE ATLANTIC" with subheads. (see)

Sixteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, must be handled with care as such.

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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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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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683794

Nine issues with Civil War-related content...

Item #683794

December 27, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York  A nice lot of 9 different issues from 1863, 1864, and one issue from 1865, 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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683772

Definitive proof of Einstein's theory of relativity... 'Epoch making'...

Item #683772

November 09, 1919

 NEW YORK TIMES, November 9, 1919 



* Very early Albert Einstein

* Theory of Relativity proved




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 p... See More  

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683537

Thomas Edison death... Burial....

Item #683537

October 22, 1931

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 22, 1931.



* Inventor Thomas Edison death

* Funeral - burial ceremony



The front page has a one column heading: "DARKEN NATION AS TRIBUTE TO THOMAS EDISON" with subhead. Four related photos are on the back page. (see)

Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.... See More  

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683511

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

Item #683511

November 22, 1862

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

Additionally there are news items from the war.

Each issue complete in 16 pages and in nice condition.

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683487

John Logie Baird death... Television inventor...

Item #683487

June 15, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1946



* John Logie Baird death

* Father of the television




The top of page 21 has one column headings: "JOHN L. BAIRD DIES; TELEVISION LEADER" "British Inventor Produced One of the First Practical Sets--Borrowed Money to Start" with photo of Baird. (see) First report coverage on the death of John Logie Baird, father of the television.

Other n... See More  

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683472

Great issue on Edison's invention of the phonograph, and thoughts on its use & what's next...

Item #683472

March 26, 1878

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 26, 1878  This is a terrific issue on Edison's newly invented phonograph machine, taking half of page 3 & over half of pg. 4 including four illustrations. The article is headed: "THE PHONOGRAPH" with subheads: "Lectures by Professor J. W. S. Arnold" "Characteristics of Sound Waves--Modes of Producing Them--Distinction Betwee... See More  

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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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683382

Lengthy article on Thomas Edison...

Item #683382

August 24, 1878

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 24, 1878  Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "TOM EDISON" "The Great Electrician Among the Wires in the Western Union Offices" "A Great Invention by Which an Army Can Annihilate Its Enemy" "What He Thinks About Sun-Stroke and Its Causes".

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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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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683302

Isaac Newton Lewis death... gun inventor...

Item #683302

November 10, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 10, 1931



* Isaac Newton Lewis death

* Lewis Gun inventor - WWI era

* Osman Ali Khan & Mahatma Gandhi




Page 25 has a one column heading: "COL. LEWIS, FAMOUS INVENTOR, DEAD" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Isaac Newton Lewis, United States Army officer and the invenotr of the Lewis Gun.

Other news, sports and adv... See More  

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683247

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #683247

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.



* 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
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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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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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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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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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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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682356

Filled with military content... Testing the Colt firearms...

Item #682356

July 06, 1837

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1837  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.

The first 2 pages is the: "Report of the Board of Visitors - Military Academy, West Point". Inside has a letter from West Point on the testing of firearms, it noting in part: "...seemed to consider Colt's as the favorite...Mr. Colt...exhibited his gun ... See More  

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682325

1916 Hiram Maxim death.... Machine guns...

Item #682325

November 24, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 24, 1916



* Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim death (1st report)

* Automatic machine gun creator - inventor




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "MAXIM, INVENTOR OF MACHINE GUN, DEAD". (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from t... See More  

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682219

Cabinet positions in Washington's new government include John Jay as first Chief Justice...

Item #682219

November 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1789  Near the back is a report headed: "America" which details the power of the Executive Dept. of the new federal government, including: "The Executive Power, which forms one of the branches of ours new Government...to fill the different departments are appointed as follows: Mr. Jefferson, Secretary of State; General Knox, Secre... See More  

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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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681887

First airplane death - a passenger with Orville Wright...

Item #681887

September 23, 1908

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 



* Orville Wright Injured

* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed

* 1st powered airplane fatality




Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where t... See More  

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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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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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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
681175
Item #681175

February 24, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 1880  Page 3 has a very curious article headed: "Dissection Of Murderers" "Experiments Upon the Men Who Were Hung at Murfreesboro Last Friday". The article goes into some detail on the doctors' attempt to revive the corpses using electricity.

Eight pages, good condition.

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$33.00
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