Scientific American December 18, 1886 Vol. LV No. 23 The First Type Writing Machine
(Americana - Science - History - The Typewriter)

New York, NY: Munn & Co., 1886. F (16) pages; black and white illustrated throughout. Cover story of the first type writing machine of 1856 and its history, "...the original machine that opened the way..."; other articles on the new torpedo boats, Dinsmore's vehicle with caterpillar-tread wheel coverings; Wittman's time register, the effect of the earthquake on the South Carolina railroad; Curious Phenomenon in Venezuela; humorous image of a Practical test of the Gymnotus (electric eel); a steam tricycle heated with petroleum; large illustration of a grizzly bear bathing its cubs; other inventions, index of inventions; advertisements & more. Large 11 1/2" x 16" approx. format; light wear; disbound. Previous owner subscription label on back panel; in very good condition and interesting 19th century scientific & industrial history. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24806)


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