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Himes, Charles Francis (1838-1918) Lecture on the Telephone, Rheem's Hall, Thursday, June 13th [1878].

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2764B
Lot:
38
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Himes, Charles Francis (1838-1918) Lecture on the Telephone, Rheem's Hall, Thursday, June 13th [1878].. [Carlisle, Pennsylvania]: Herald Printing Company, [1878].
Advertising broadside, printed on wove paper in wood type, minor offsetting, small water stain in top right-hand corner, toning, separations at folds repaired on verso, 20 3/4 x 13 1/4 in.
Himes delivered his talk on cutting-edge telephone technology only two years after Alexander Graham Bell received his patent on the device, and then broadcast music from Philadelphia over the phone twenty-five years before the invention of the radio.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Charles Francis, Rheem's Hall, Herald Printing Company, Pennsylvania, Alexander Graham Bell, Philadelphia, telephone technology

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