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The Husband to his Wife

Hartsons Patent Lathe

Ether in Mania

Ohio Railroads

Influence of the Periods of the Day Upon Births and Deaths

Disastrous Collision

Who Are the Happiest Men

The Way They Do It

He Stood at the Altar

That Old Tea-Kettle

Railroad Survey

Another Accident

The Priest and His Bargain

Harvests Without Previous Sowing

Great Curiosity

Patent Agency

A Relic

Howell's Tanning Machine

Guyon's Water Wheel

Flying Cows

Nutritive Properties of Sugar

Large Cargo

Stones' Sofa Bedstead

Portland Locomotives

New York

Mechanics' Mutual Protection

Wooden Legs

The Smallest Horse Yet

Havlland and Tuttle's Water Wheel

Malleable Shaft Tug

Thompson's Life Boat

From Europe

Earthquake at Dominica

Colt's Revolving Pistols

Knox's Hats Again

Curious Celestial Phenomenon

Iron Mountain of Texas

The Doctor's Coat

A Yankee in London

Height of Water in the Lakes

The Church of Saint Sophia at Constantinople

Affair Between a Man and a Partridge

A New Planet

Heat of the Planets

Railway Cars in France

Naples Eruption of Mount Versuvius


An Alarm at Sea

American Antiquities

Important Announcement

The Ophicieide

Rocking Chair and Fan

Boot Tree and Last

New Lock


New Life Boat

Harvesting Machine

Engraved Plates

Reaping Machine

New Grain Feeder

The Annunciator

New Water Power

Threshing Machine

A New Brick-Making Machine

Sherrod's Fan Water Wheel

List of Patents

Extraordinary Piece of Copper Ore

Disinfecting Fluid

Prejudice Against Machinery

Modern Science--The Electric Fluid

High Price's

Scuppernong Grapes

Southern Manufactories

Scientific American--Bound Volumes


Safety of Railways

Electrotype and Electro Gliding

Copper Ore in the South

Rotary Applied to a Steamboat

Made Land in Boston

Relief of Hypochondriacs

Railway Bridge Building

Peculiar Enjoyment

Washington Monument

A Glance at the Heavens

Animal Sagacity

Morfit's Applied Chemistry--Soap and Candles

Ductility of Silver

Musical Spit

The Law of Fluids Discharging Through Orifices

Mathematical Problem

Cold Bedrooms

Macassar Oil

To Tin Iron and Other Metals

Superior Mode of Curing Hams

Curious Clock

Calculating Interest

Applications of the Governor


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October 23, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom