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A Cloud of Ants

Frailty of Man

New York Canal

Vein of Lead

Buffalo and Mississippi Rail Road

Labor and Rest

Winder's Hydraulic Engine

English Railway

The Gastric Juice

Rich Silver Ore

Western Railroad

Speak Not Harshly

Meeting of Telegraph Directors

New Line

French Rail Roads

Hats! Hats! Hats!

Venerable Chairs

Arrival of Immigrants

Treasure Recovered

Boston Mechanics' Fair

Rail Road Receipts

Obstructing the L. I. Railroad

A Giant Race

Great Wheat Yleid



Teachers' Advocate

Rather Costly

Accident at Wilkinsonville

Mechanics' Mutual Protection

State Prison Labor

Mechanical Drawings

The Great Tower of Westminster


Salt Trade in Russia

Artesian Wells

Legal Wit


Delicate Compliment

Clerical Wit

Blessed are the Merciful

Attraction and Repulsion

Improvements on the Steam Engine

The Fortifications of Paris

American Grain

A Windfall

The New Arsenal


A Tall One


The Man, Not the Station

New Telegraph Posts

India Rubber Saddles

Improvement of Wet Land

Galvanized Spring Mattrass

Electric Railway

Schnebley's Steam Engine

Piston Packing for Pumps

Patent Weather Strips

New Joiner's Clamp

Dr. Bowditch

New Button Factory

Lighting of the Capitol at Washington With Gas

A New Railroad


An Important Discovery

A New Mail Carrier

Iron Rails for Roads

Volume III

Reaping Machines

Water Pipes

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Blending of Wisdom and Beauty

Fishes Tamed by a Child

Fall of a Railway Viaduct in France

Habits of Animals

Peter M. Deshong the Mathematician

Fossil Lion

A Speculation City

Vol. 1 Scientific American

Patent Agency

Force of Gravity

Female Soldiers

Creeping Plants

Oxygen Gas

Harness Blacking

Wonders of Chemistry

Overshot Wheel

A Horticultural Feat

To Make a Beautiful Fire-Screen

To Wash Flannel

Electropathic Operation

To Tin Iron

Persian Wheel

Ice Produced in a Red Hot Crucible

Curiosities of Art


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September 25, 1847

Of Shamrocks and Science

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