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“The Dollar Medical Shop”

Government Investigation of the Bell Patents

The Ticking of the Clock

Night Sky–October and November

By Richard A. Proctor

Preserving Eggs

Improvement of the Ohio River

The Soil as a Filter

Bag Holder for Trucks

Fire Escape

An Improved Carpet Stretcher

Drying Tomatoes

Egg Register and Tester

An Improved Keyhole Guard

Some Old Warwick Houses

The Relation of Domestic Chimneys to the Construction of Roofs

Improved Chimney Cap

Photographic Notes

Intensifer for Negatives

The Rotary Iron Jail

Westward the Squirrel

Tests of Stained Glass

The New Croton Aqueduct

Agee's Improved Corn Planter

A New Link Movement for Reversible Engines

Improved Tent

General George B. McClellan

The Nordenfelt Submarine Boat

Paper in Tonkin

The Star in Andromeda


Slag Wool

A Paper Chimney

Liquid Fuel in California

At the Interior

Porphyry Dyke

Miscellaneous Inventions

Agricultural Inventions

Business and Personal

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New Books and Publications

By Louis Agassiz and Elizabeth Cary Agassiz

Engineering Inventions

Index of Inventions

For which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted October 20, 1885. and Each Bearing that Date [See Note at End of List about Copies of These Patents.]

Notes and Queries

Hints to Correspondents

Items Relating to Building Progress

Plans and Contributions

Fireproof Building in New York

By T. M. Clark

A Special Suggestion

A Village Residence

By O. P. Hatfield

Our Colored Drawings and Sheet of Details

A New Portable Desk

Weather Joints

Exhibition of Architectural Drawings

Movable Structures for Fairs, Markets, Etc.

Fine Buildings of Prominence in New York City

Lime and Clinker Bricks

To Advertisers

Spontaneous Combustion

Machines for Putting down Drilled Wells

Mineral Wool

Casing for Pipes

Improved Caisson

Shade Roller Hanger

Fireplace Attachment

Improved Ladder

An Improved Fence

Cellar Drain and Ventilator

Reisener's Improved Shelving

Taylor's New Bolt

Check for Blind Slats

Window Sash and Frame

Improvements in Concrete Construction

The Blue Print Process

By R. W. Jones

Reproduction of Drawings in Blue Lines on White Ground

By A. H. Haig

A Cottage, Costing $150

By S. B. Reed

Buildings in Glass


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