This 158+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. There is acid staining in this image. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
The mid-19th century might well be labeled the Age of Invention. New technologies and scientific discoveries prompted an explosion of new inventions which were duly described in the pages of Scientific American --the Advocate of Industry and Journal of Scientific, Mechanical and other Improvements. Some of these inventions were undoubtedly useful such as improvements to farm plows, seeders, mills, woodworking machines, hospital beds, etc. However, a number of them, at least to our 21st century eyes, border on the ridiculous to the merely goofy. Perhaps this collection will awaken your creative muse in addition to simply amusing you.
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