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Epistle to the Editors


Whitney's Improved Wiring Machine

A Stumper

A Gentle Hint

Jack Tars at Vera Cruz

A Careful Woman

Keep it Before the People

Grand Rapids

The Widow of Gen. Pike

An Army of Colporteurs

A Modest Editor

No License in Boston

Trade in Mexico

Specie by the Ton

Boston Water Works

The Quickest Trip

The Latest Method of Raising the Wind

American Iron

Legacy Lost

Gold Leaf

The Power of the Press


Southern Eloquence

A Sorry Blank

Late From Mexico

German Colony

Late From Europe

Durability of Oak

Chinese Enterprise

Change of Front

Precocious Housekeepers


The Fortunes of Inventors

Complete Union

Rara Avis


Drowning vs. Storming

Æolian Improvement

An Old Ship

A Huge Vine

New Rotary Brick Machine

The Spider's Thread

Sowing Flower Seeds

Æolian Harp

New Corn Drying Machine

Removing Incrustation in Boilers

Prevention of Fire

A Fanning Chair for Summer

Musical Ceilings

Grand Improvement in Iron Manufacture

Farming Utensils of the Mexicans

Good Society

Freak of Lightning

The Boston Lines

Substitute for Hemp

Prolonged Sport

Pernicious Papers

Miss Herschell

Austin's Perpetual Motion

They Will Not be Permanent

The Southern Magnetic Telegraph

The New Postage Law

American Seamstresses

Mexico City

Travelling in the Air

To New Subscribers

A Good Sign

Index to the New York Municipal Gazette

Professional and Mechanical Remuneration


Puddling Iron

Moose in Maine

The Sugar Cane

AirLine Rail Road Between New York and Boston

Power of Song

History of Architecture



Materials for Confiagration


Relief Item

First Volume

Fruit Trees

Composition Ornaments

The Bent Lever

The Art of Painting

Mechanical Movements

To Make Letters or Flowers of Blue on Polished Steel

Enameling Cast Iron

Scientific American


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May 22, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom