Queen Victoria Bun Head Farthing 1885

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  • There are 1 known varieties of this coin.

What Happened in 1885?

  • may - George Westinghouse, head of the Westinghouse Electric Company buys the patent rights to Tesla's polyphase system of a-c dynamos, transformers, and motors.
    Volume 2 of Das Kapital [eng.tran.1907] by Karl Marx is published.
    Karl Benz is the first to put an automobile into production, a three-wheeler.
    Dictating machines are bought for offices.
    Eastman makes coated photo printing paper.
    U.S. Post Office offers special delivery.
    Trains are delivering newspapers daily.
    Indian National Congress formed.
    |Japan] A political cabinet, modeled after the German cabinet, is organized
    The Congo Free State is placed under the sovereignty of King Leopold II of Belgium.
    Edgar Degas paints "The Bakers Wife"