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A Great Tunnel



Georgia Improvements

British Railways

The Laborer's Orison at Sunrise

Wind-Mill Ship

The Railroad West


A New Coin

Rail Road News

The Hudson River Railway

Proposed Railroad

Prices in Mexico

New Rolling Mill

A Countess

Mysteries and Miseries of New York

Horrible Death


The N. Y. Farmer and Mechanic and the Scientific American

Lumber in Maine

Indigo and Cotton

Pork and Beef Packing Establishment

A Lady Astronomer

Stand from Under


A Hint to Ladies

Speculation in Corn

Chart of Health

For the Scientific American

Chemical Formula

Jenny Lind

Reprove Not Angrily

Political Prudence

The Happy Girl

Surgical Operation

French and English Row at a Railroad Meeting

Queer Description

Cure for Rattle Snake Bites

Spontaneous Combustion

Improved Foot Stove

Locomotive Improvement

Scrubbing Brushes

Portable Flouring Mill

New Rail Car Spring


Inventor's Claims

Corn Cob Mills

An Air Bed

Fountain Pens

Tribute to American Mechanical Skill

Air Engine for Railroads and Common Roads

Substitute for Ether

New Method of Propelling Vessels

Improvement in Bedsteads

New Invention--Electro Magnetic Engine

New Topsail Reefer

New Foul Air Burner

Covering for Roofs

An Important Enterprise

The Shoe Trade

A Happy New Year

The Scientific American

Scientific American--Bound Volumes


Western Tool Business

What to do With Part of the Smithson Bequest

Effects of Not Advertising

Foreign Telegraph

New Freight Depot of the Boston and Worcester Rail Road

Foreign Patent Laws

Natural Resources of Virginia

Insect Architects

Patent Agency

Our Weekly Patent List

A Pen-Knife Genius

Screw Movement

To Give Plaster of Paris Figures the Appearance of Marble

The Protective Powers of Vaccination

Receipt for an Ash Vat for Dyeing Indigo Blue

Mechanical Movements

The Transfer of Speed

Great Belgian Iron Foundry


The New York Scientific American


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January 01, 1848

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day