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Machine for Working Mouldings

Rail Road News

The Reign of Peace

Lines of Telegraphy in Contemplation

Western Railroad

Railway Items

The Poor Man

A Southern Cotton Factory

A Giant Ship

Grand Literary Entertainment

Terriffic Leap


Improved Lock

Death of Chancellor Kent

No Learning Without Preparation

Death from a Rattlesnake Bite

New and Useful Invention

Fire Engine Trial


Union Magazine

Singular and Terrible Explosion

Old Sciences

Holden's Dollar Magazine

Fine Indian Painting

Dreadful Shipwreck


Guessing for Hogs

Declaration of Principles, of the Reformed Association of Inventors

The Late Disaster on Lake Michigan

Timber and Wood Lands

A Female Farmer


Boiling Heat

A Hint

New Mode of Scouring Blankets, &c

Distillation and Culture of Peppermint

List of Patents

Cottrell's Progressive Bridge

Suspender Buckles

Improved Cider Mill

Fish Hooks

Burglar and Fire Alarm

Important Discovery

Carriage Bow Spring

An Improved Railroad Brake

New Mop Handle

Inventor's Claims

Fish Hooks

Eureka Cotton Gin

Street Sweeping Machine

Modern Invention

Steam Chronology

Free Public Library


The Scientific American

Revenue of Mexico

Mechanic Arts in Baltimore

Cotton Manufactory

Daguerreotype Scene

Curious Case

Colony of Twenty Thousand Blacks in Canada


Shoemaker's Strike

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Time and Longitude

Improved Method of Making Rail Road Iron

Energy and Mind

Camels in Australia

Butter Consumed in London

Literature and Learning in China

Improvement in Railway Engines and Carriages

Patent Agency

Screw Arrangement

Chrome Black on Wool

On the Manufacture of Gas

Japanning and Varnishing

The Governor


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December 18, 1847

Confronting Common Wisdom