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Clerical Plainness

Cleon and I

Agreeable Conversation

Good for His Size

Drum Joke


Robbing a Poetess

A Good Reason

My Husband Uses Tobacco


Glass Pens

Melancholy Accident

A Mexican Trophy

Whitney's Rail Road

The Honest Way of Doing Business

Soda Coffee

Ship Building in New York

Odd Fellows

A Little More Grape

Fire in Manchester

Experiment in the Telegraph Battery

New Cluster of Stars

How to Make a Ploughman

Washington Monument

The Vesper Bell

Female Labor

Curious Results of Ventillation

Arrival of Breadstuffs

Late From Europe

The Way the Money Goes

Cap, the Calculator

Iron Fences

A Big Pebble

The Vine

Palm Leaf Hat Pressing

An Egg Within an Egg

Late From Mexico

Worth or Produce

Gutta Percha

The Man Who Took Percussion Pills

Suffrage Question


Carpenters Wanted

Immigration Via Quebec

Beautiful Carriage

A Singular Idiot Bee Eater

Diameter of the Stars


How to Destroy Fever Malaria

Patent Roofing Felt

Cheap Gas Apparatus

Improvement in Oiling Journals

Great Improvement in Iron Manufacture

Watering Streets

Fulton's Water Steamer

New and Important Hydraulic Invention

Improvement in Reaction Water Wheels

New Fleeting Bath

A New Plough

Railroad Iron

Oregon and California

Agriculture and Horse Power Machines

Valuable for Hot Climates

An Expensive Strawberry in Embryo

To New Subscribers

Increase of the Human Family

Ventilation and Health

The Scientific American

Ancient Manuscript


How Abuses Have Their Origin

Fog or Mist

All of a Name

Dignity of Labor

Manufactures of Providence, Rhode Island

A Great Work

The History of Printing

Nature Adapted to the Wants of Man

Singular Magnetic Attraction of Mud

Silver Mines

Money Found

Purchase of a Railroad

Mechanics' Bell

A Card

Fair of the American Institute

Ploughing by Steam

Remarkable Petrifying Spring

Patrons of the Mechanics' Journal

Parallel From Circular Motion

Good Coffee

Singular Phenomenon

Manufacture of Lenses

The Common Windlass

The New York Scientific American

The Art of Painting



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July 10, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom