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NOAH S. AMSTUTZ - SIGNATURE(S) 10/15/1936 - HFSID 190290


Invented a precursor of the fax machine.
Signature: "N. S. Amstutz/October 15, [193]6/{At} Valparaiso Ind", 4½x3½. Signer has written on verso under printed caption, "Biographical Sketch": "See Vol. 19 -1936=1937 of Who's Who in America". Noah S. Amstutz (1864-1957) invented and patented in 1895 the Amstutz Electro-Artgraph, a device which permitted transmitting photographs by wire. The device was pictured on the cover of Scientific American that year. Slightly soiled. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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