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Abraham Lincoln the inventor - a buoying apparatus...



Item # 704122

December 01, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MAGAZINE, New York, December 1, 1860

* Abraham Lincoln as an inventor
* Buoying vessels


Page 4 has a great article headed: "The President Elect's Mode of Buoying Vessels" which also includes a nice illustration of the device captioned: "Abraham Lincoln's Apparatus For Buoying Vessels." (see).
The text, taking most of a column, ends with: "...This invention illustrates forcibly the variety of talents possessed by men; it is probable that among our readers there are thousands of mechanics who would devise a better apparatus for buoying steamboats over bars, but how many of them would be able to compete successfully in the race for the Presidency?" 
It is doubtful many people today are aware of Lincoln's inventive nature.
Other articles, illustrations, and advertisements are within.
Complete in 16 pages, very nice, clean condition with inly minimal light foxing.

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Pre-Civil War