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Georgia Improvements

The Laborer's Orison at Sunrise

A New Coin



Wind-Mill Ship

The Railroad West

Rail Road News

The Hudson River Railway

Proposed Railroad


British Railways

A Great Tunnel

A Hint to Ladies

Stand from Under

A Lady Astronomer

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

Speculation in Corn

Prices in Mexico

New Rolling Mill

Mysteries and Miseries of New York

Lumber in Maine

Indigo and Cotton

Horrible Death


A Countess

Pork and Beef Packing Establishment


Political Prudence

Queer Description

Spontaneous Combustion

For the Scientific American

Chemical Formula

Reprove Not Angrily

French and English Row at a Railroad Meeting

Jenny Lind

Cure for Rattle Snake Bites

Chart of Health

The Happy Girl

Surgical Operation

New Invention--Electro Magnetic Engine

Improvement in Bedsteads

Improved Foot Stove

New Foul Air Burner

Portable Flouring Mill

New Topsail Reefer

New Rail Car Spring

New Method of Propelling Vessels

Fountain Pens

Locomotive Improvement

Inventor's Claims

Corn Cob Mills

Tribute to American Mechanical Skill

An Air Bed

Air Engine for Railroads and Common Roads

Scrubbing Brushes

Substitute for Ether


A Happy New Year


What to do With Part of the Smithson Bequest

The Shoe Trade

The Scientific American

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Foreign Telegraph

Western Tool Business

Effects of Not Advertising

Covering for Roofs

An Important Enterprise

Insect Architects

New Freight Depot of the Boston and Worcester Rail Road

Foreign Patent Laws

Natural Resources of Virginia

Our Weekly Patent List

Patent Agency

A Pen-Knife Genius

To Give Plaster of Paris Figures the Appearance of Marble

Great Belgian Iron Foundry


Mechanical Movements

The Transfer of Speed

Screw Movement

Receipt for an Ash Vat for Dyeing Indigo Blue

The Protective Powers of Vaccination

The New York Scientific American


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January 01, 1848

Confronting Common Wisdom