Skip to main content


The Greyhounds of the Atlantic

War Balloons

M. Pasteur's Researches in the Treatment of Hydrophobia

Unmagnetizable Steel

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co

Ammonia and Alcohol in Snake Bite

Whitening Walls

Asphalted Jute

Interesting to Architects and Builders.—Comfortable Homes

Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks

Night Sky—November and December

By Richard A. Proctor

An Improved Window

Improved Method of Burning Limestone

Andromeda's Loss

Machine for Beveling Angle Bars, Etc.

The Sleeper's Guard

An Improved Turning Lathe

Brick Walls

Crushing Limit of Columns

An Easily Operated Washing Machine

Decay of Neglected Bridges

Portable Sash Securer

Boiler Flue Cleaner

Clamp for Roof Scaffolds, Etc.

Buckman's Car Coupler


A “Gateway of Knowledge“

Antwerp Prizes for America

Photographic Notes

An Improved Thermometer Required

Repairing the Cooper Institute

On Measurement

The Montreal Cable Railway

The Business Importance of Burglars

The Preservation of the Obelisk

Moncrieff Gun Carriages for Russian Iron Clads

The Silver King in Northern Waters

How to make Winter Evenings Profitable

Phosphoric Acid from Slag

Photographic Camera for Instantaneous Views

Hoffmann's New Plan for a Cemetery

Our December Number

Can I Obtain a Patent?

Our First Number

Catalogue of Valuable Papers Contained in the Scientific American Supplement Sent Free to Any Address

Our January Number

To the Reader

The Tomb of Gen. Grant

Design for a Country Residence

To Cost $6,300.—First Story Stone

A New Safety Regulator for Elevators

Dumping Car


The New York Waterworks

Sawdust in Plastering

Landscape Architecture

No Right to Steal away your Employer's Business

H. M. S. Benbow

Sail Rigged Merry-Go-Round

Sail Skating

A Wrist-Held Memorandum Pad

Improved Pocket for Billiard and Pool Tables

Sand Dunes

The Helicoidal or Wire Stone Saw

The Scientific American, Architects and Builders Edition

The Temple of Diana at Ephesus

St. Mary's (R. C.) Church, Leek, Staffordshire

Duchess's Bedroom

Notes and Queries

Hints to Correspondents

Engineering Inventions

Miscellaneous Inventions

Business and Personal

Any Person Having a New Invention May, without Charge, Consult Munn&Co., Scientific American Office, 361 Broadway, New York, for Advice how to Obtain a Patent or Caveat. Our Hand Book of Instructions Relating to Patents Sent Free

New Books and Publications

Elements of Inorganic Chemistry, Descriptive and Qualitative. by James, H. Shepard. Boston: D. C. Heath&Co., 1885


Among the Bank Notes

Communications Received

Index of Inventions

For which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted November 17, 1885, and Each Bearing thata Date


    Purchase To Read More

    Already purchased this issue? Sign In to Access
    Select Format
    December 01, 1885

    Of Shamrocks and Science

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day