I would like to buy an original copy of Scientific American Volume 5, Issue 9 from August 31, 1861. It has a cartridge article in it I would like to have an actual copy of.
Have you tried looking for it on Google Books?
If you can find a library that has the magazine, I could probably borrow it through inter-library loan (ILL). Much of that stuff has been reduced to microfilm, but you never know. I’ve gotten some amazing stuff through ILL. Check out WorldCat.org, they’ll tell you who has what.
Yeah I have a digital copy of it. So I have the information. I just want an original period copy for my collection.