SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Magazine 1861 bound
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Price : US $224.50
Scientific American Magazine, Volumes 4 & 5, year 1861; 52 weekly issues assembled and professionally bound at the close of the pivotal year.
828 pages 9&1/2 x 13&1/2 in marbled boards, richly illustrated by New York-based artists.
As always; inventions, discoveries, marvels of engineering, incidents and accidents around the globe were reported in these magazines. The 1861 issues were packed with Civil War-related articles, inventions and improvements in all manner of equipment, and the commentary and speculation unfolded week by week. Among many memorable illustrated items: A small map dated May 11, sketching the ' seat of war'; eight vital garments and pieces made from rubber , weapons from cannon, howitzers, and a steam gun to breechloaders and revolvers; innovative designs by several inventors for camp stoves, tents and seats; the 'Merrimac'--reported raised and converted to a ram; the rifling of a cannon; Hiller's gun lock, and more. Numerous editorials and arguments light the pages from April onward...
More progressive apparatus and higher philosophies than Lincoln's folly prevail. Our scans include a wonderful tube for mailing parcels, and a new US treasury note, as well as Beardslee's magneto-electric battery. Farm and factory saw improved turbines, windmills, lumber equipment
This book is sold (sold on 2007-04-14)
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