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Whaling on the Long Island coast...

Item # 222791

January 09, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 9, 1886

* Predecessor of the dump truck
* Whaling on the Long Island coast

This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations, accompanied by text, of the latest inventions of the day including: "Whales Recently Taken Near Long Island", "A New Steam Carriage", "Insect Destroyer", and "The Layton At Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin", and "McFarland's Dumping Wagon".

Historical Background: Scientific American is a popular science magazine, published (first weekly and later monthly) since August 28, 1845, making it the oldest continuously published magazine in the United States. It brings articles about new and innovative research to the amateur and lay audience.

Category: Post-Civil War