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Investors Claims

Rotary Steam Engine

Printing Press


An Amusing Incident

Stiff Knee and Stiff Neck

A Query

A Patent Boot Jack

The Little Moles

A Lesson for Scolding Wives

Painting to the Life

Mechanics Tee-Total Voyagers


Donation to The Washington Monument

Rothchild's Taxes

Late from Europe

The Menai Bridge

Old Snuff Box

A Great Tree

Syracuse and Oswego Rail Road

Extensiveness of the Perspiratory System

Skeleton of the Regiment

Bursting of a Forge Cinder

Silver by the Ton

Value of Newspapers

Sulphuric Acid in Agriculture

State Papers

Phrenological Journal

Parisian Carpenters

Balloon Explosion

Niagara Falls

Improved Barometer

An Editor's Apology

Perils of Falsehood

Kind Words do Not Cost Much

Four Graves

Disbudding Fruit Trees


A Peruvian Paradise

Working for a Living

United American Mechanics


Improved Telegraph Tubes

Progress of the United States

A New Railroad

Galvanic Discovery

Paine's Marine Locomotive

A New Propeller

Newly Invented Loom

Suspension Railroad

Steam Ice Cream

New Parasol Spring

New Coal Shute

Improvement in the Locomotive Engine

A Novel and Simple Engine

Musical Clock

Mechanical Manipulation

Lightning and Telegraph Wires

Oil Saver

The Relationship of Science

Astronomical Research

Water Wheels

The Ice Trade

Editor Turned Artist

Curiosities Sold

Vibratory Motion

Mechanical Movements

The Scientific American

Consumption of Fuel

A Mechanic Nobleman

To New Subscribers

Steamers from New Orleans to England

Alternate Circular Motion

Steam in Great Britain

Wheeling, its Manufactures, &c. &c

Southern Correspondence

Railroads in Great Britain

A Live Talking Machine

The Trunk Boat

Isthmus of Panama Canal

Hanging Bridges of South America

Southern Manufactories

Poison by Respiration

Philadelphia Luxury

Patent Agency

Officers of Mechanics Mutual Protections

Landscape Painting on Walls of Rooms

The Art of Painting



Experiments in Gun Cotton

Remedy for Fever and Ague

Valuable Recipe

Artificial Agate

Test to Detect Arsenic


Precious Stones


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August 07, 1847

Of Shamrocks and Science

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