INVENTORS, MANUFACTURERS, AND FARMERS. THIRTEENTH YEAR! PROSPEOTlJlS OP THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. This workdiflers materially from other publications, being an Illustrated Periodical, devoted to the promulgation of information relating to the various MKOWANI-OAL and CIIEMICAT, ARTS, MANUFACTURES, AGRICULTURE. PATENTS, INVENTIONS, ENOINEEBINQ, Mirx, WORK, and all interests which the light of PRACTICAL SCIENCE ia calculated to advance. Every number of the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN contains eight pages of reading matter, abundantly illustrated with from five to eight ENGRAVINGS—all of which are expressly engraved for this publication. All the most valuable patented discoveries are delineated and described in its issues, so that, ua respect3 inventions, it may be justly regarded as an Illustrated Repei-tory, where the inventor may learn what has bct-n dtfne before him in the same field which he is exvjormff and where he may bring to the world a knowledge of his own achievements. Reports of American Patents granted are also published every week, including Official Copies of aH the PATENT CLAIMS. These .Patent Claims are furnished from the Patent Office Records expressly for tins paper, and published in the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN tVi advance of alt other publications. Mechanics,. Inventors, Engineers, Chemists, Manufacturers, Agriculturists, and people in every profession of life, will find the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN to be of great value in their respective callings. Its counsels and suggestions will save them hundreds of dollars annually, besides affording them a continual source of knowledge, the value of which is beyond pecuniary estimate. Much might be added to this Prospectus, to prove that the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN is a publication which every Inventor, Mechanic, Artisan, and Engineer in the United States should patronize; but the publication ia so thoroughly known throughout the country that we refrain from occupying further apace. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION—TwoDollars a Year, or One Dollar for Six Months. Southern, Westernand Canadian money or Post Oflice stamps, taken at parf or subscriptions. Canadian subscribers will please to remit twenty-six centa extra on cachyear'asubscription, to prepay postage. CLUB RATES. Five Copies, for Six Months.................$4 Ten Copies, for Six Months.................,*S8 Ten Copies, for Twelve Months...........1.5 Fifteen Copies, for Twelve Months........S22 Twenty Copies, for Twelve Months.......$-28 For all clubs of Twenty and over, the yearly anb acription ia only $1 40. Specimen copies will be sen gratis to any part of the country. MUNN & CO., Publishers and Patent Agents, No. 128 Fulton street, New York.
This article was originally published with the title "Mechanics" in Scientific American 13, 26, 208 (March 1858)