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Inventors Claims

Try to be Honest and Happy

Watts' Atmospheric Engine

Oh Dear !

The Explosion at Stamford


Vegetable Curiosities

Two Great Battles

Reduction of Taxes

An Honest Face

Western Correspondence.--Steamboat and Ship Building in Michigan

Clerical Compensation

Mexican Silver

Scetional Dock Lost

Not in Haste

State Credit


Receipe for England's Troubles

Lake Superior Copper

Gigantic Plank Road Project

New Telegraph

For the Ladies

Broken China

Ahead of Weathersfield

General Manufacturing Law

Decrease of Nobility

Magnetic Telegraph

A Fine Blue Wash for Walls


The Song of Toil

Test of Gentility

Self-Made Men

Don't Know His Master

The Cuea

A Beautiful Geological Discovery

Force of Projectile Compounds

A Good Show With Little Means

Preparation of Hemp and Flax

Anecdote of Raising the Obelisk at Rome

Sawing Engine

Drilling Machine--Value of American Patents

Seed Plough

Railroad Sprinkler

Mortising Machine

Double Ratchet Brace

New Kind of Paint

Preparing Hemp

Locomotives for Overcoming Inclines

New Hemp and Flax Brake

Improved Spinning Jenny

New Steam Generator


Life Preserver for Threshers

Improved Cotton Gins

The Scientific American

Distribution of Wealth

Utlca, N. Y. Screw Manufacturing Co

The City of Buffalo

Silk Manufacture in Louisiana

Railroad from Mauch Chunk and Tamaqua, Pa., to New York


Nothing Need be Wasted

Copper Ore in Maryland

American Mechanics in Russia

A Great Opening for Mechanics

Niagara Suspension Bridge

A Discarded Headsman

A Stupendous Structure

Queer Game

Great Work of Art

Interesting Apprentice Case

A Fine Thought

Leaning Tower of Pisa

To Our Patrons and the Public

Smith's Improved Electric Machines

Steam on the Schuylkill Canal

Portable Gas Light

Where is the Fault

Patent Agency

Vol. 1 Scientific American

Likeness of Gen. Taylor

How to Make Laughing Gas

Transparency of Gold

Squaring the Circle

Japanning Liquid

Successful Surgical Operation

Freezing Mixture

The New York Scientific American


Parallel Motion

Mechanical Movements

Distance of the Earth From the Sun

Mechanics Among the Ancients

Lighting by Electricity

Preparation of Iron, &C for Fine Gilding

Electrotypic Process for Fitting Artificial Teeth


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September 18, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom