Saturday, October 05, 2019

Historical Technology Books - 30 in a series - The Phonogram, Vol. 1:2 by Virginia H. McRae (1891)

Technology isn't just computers, networks and phones. Technology has always been part of the human experience. All of our ancestors have looked for ways to help them survive and do less work for more gain. has a host of old technology books (from mid-19th to mid-20th Century) available in many formats and on a host of topics. Many of the technologies discussed within these books are being put to use again these days in the back to the land" and homesteading movements. You might even find something that could address one of your own garden or farm issues but has been lost to time and history. Enjoy! --Douglas

Historical Technology Books - 30 in a series - The Phonogram, Vol. 1:2 by Virginia H. McRae (1891)

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Vol. 1, no. 2 of 'The Phonogram' magazine, published Feb. 1891.

  • The Real Mission of the Phonograph
  • The King of Phonographs
  • A Practical Test - W.R. Stevenson
  • Drilling by the Phonograph
  • The Phonograph Album
  • A Frank Confession - Julian Ralph
  • A Phenomenal Feat in Reporting
  • The Manufacture of Musical Cylinders - G.H.C.
  • "Stage Fright" Induced by the Phonograph
  • The Tariff on Phonographs
  • The Footprints of Sound - Frank M. Deems
  • A Memorial Heard Though the Phonograph
  • A New Automatic Phonograph - F.G.
  • The French Tariff and Electricity - F. McBennett
  • Thermo-Electric Piles and Generators
  • The Founders of Electrical Science - Felix Dahn
  • Electricity in Place of Steam
  • The Telegraph in War
  • An Elastic Accumulator - F. McBennett
  • Phonographic-Telephonic Transmission - William J. Hammer
  • The Telephone in Paris
  • The First Typewriter - E.W.C.
  • Possibilities of the Typewriter
  • Phonograph Chat
  • Meisterschaft System Taught by Phonograph - Edward D. Easton
  • Business Suggestions
  • Authors and Publishers
  • What the People Say
  • Splendid Tributes to the Phonograph

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