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Inventors Books & Ephemera

Alexander Graham Bell A Life

Alexander Graham Bell A Life

by MACKAY, James

New York, New York: John Wiley, 1997. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper.
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$20.00
Scarce early Cabinet photograph by Falk ( New York City) of the young inventor beautifully signed

Scarce early Cabinet photograph by Falk ( New York City) of the young inventor beautifully signed

by EDISON, THOMAS ALVA

Edison has fully signed this Cabinet Photograph, "Thomas A. Edison." The dimensions are 4.5 x 6.5 inches. Along the card's right edge and on verso, at top margin minor remains of former mounting show, very slight soiling on upper background and slight bowing to mount. Framed with museum quality glass and mat for an elegant presentation. Autograph
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$5,500.00
Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry That Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology

Acid Tongues and Tranquil Dreamers: Tales of Bitter Rivalry That Fueled the Advancement of Science and Technology

by WHITE, Michael

New York: Morrow, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper.
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$20.00
Edison And the Business of Innovation

Edison And the Business of Innovation

by MILLARD, Andre

Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Fine in a near fine dustwrapper.
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$75.00
Edison Inventing the Century

Edison Inventing the Century

by Baldwin, Neil

Book and dust jacket are in fine condition. The image provided is the actual book I'm offering for sale. No markings or damage to any pages. No sunning. No clips. Structure of the book (covers, binding, spine, hinges) is tight and free of damage. Page block is nice and square. Cut pages. Additional photos will be provided upon request in order to ensure the quality and integrity of your book purchase.
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$12.99
Autograph Letter Signed, 4to on lined notebook paper, n.p., n.d. but likely 1913-1917. "File" in written across top of page

Autograph Letter Signed, 4to on lined notebook paper, n.p., n.d. but likely 1913-1917. "File" in written across top of page

by EDISON, THOMAS ALVA

The phonograph record is the topic of this letter Edison writes to his brother-in-law. Our research into the inventions Edison worked on during the World War I years led us to this conclusion. Edison writes his wife's brother, John Vincent Miller (1873-1940), to whom he refers with the initials, "JVM." "We have had much trouble with wax & phenol Resin since McWilliams had charge Now we are in a bad way with phenol resin We shall have to send Hoffman down to Straighten the Resin production out. Hereafter... Read more
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$2,400.00
Signed Post Card Photograph with Biographic Notation, in German, AND Signed 12 mo card with same notation dated, Berlin, May 3, 1933

Signed Post Card Photograph with Biographic Notation, in German, AND Signed 12 mo card with same notation dated, Berlin, May 3, 1933

by SKLADANOWSKY, MAX

Anything signed by Skladanowsky is considered rare. On the lower white margin of the post card photograph, Skladanowsky has written, "A souvenir from the inventor of motion pictures, Max Skladanowsky." Skladanowsky played an important role in the invention and early development of motion picture technology. Max and his brother Emil Skladanowsky used their bioscope camera to display the first moving picture show to a paying audience on November 1, 1895. Because this occurred just before the December 28,... Read more
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$500.00
Inscribed and signed photograph

Inscribed and signed photograph

by Edison, Thomas Alva

1910. Inscribed "To Carlo Wedekind inventor gas turbine. Thomas A Edison, Orange, July 10, 1910." 5 in. x 3-1/2 in. Silver print, mounted on card. A group photo in the door of Edison's laboratory, (now the Edison Museum). Very good condition, matted and framed. Carlo Wedekind patented a gas turbine in 1908.
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$2,500.00
A Streak of Luck: The Life & Legend of Thomas Alva Edison

A Streak of Luck: The Life & Legend of Thomas Alva Edison

by CONOT, Robert

New York, New York: Seaview Books, 1979. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Near fine in a near fine, spine faded dustwrapper.
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$60.00
Hung Out to Dry. Gilbert Toyne's Classic Australian Clothes Hoist

Hung Out to Dry. Gilbert Toyne's Classic Australian Clothes Hoist

by Cuffley, Peter & Middlemis, Cas

Adelaide: Published by Cas Middlemis. 2009. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Colour and black & white illustrations and photographs. S 189 pages. Tells the story of Gilbert Toyne, the inventor who designed and patented the first all-metal Australian rotary clothes hoist. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$30.00