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The Air Line


My Love

Village Greatness

Improved Machine for Drilling Rocks

A New Railroad

Great Western Railroad and Niagara Bridge

A Heavy Anvil

Foreign News

The Children of the Philanstery

Draught in Ploughing


Pedler Law

Manufacture of Glass

Iron Furnaces in Virginia

Curious Fact for Doctors

Polished Language in Africa


Patent Laws or All Countries

Chamber's Miscellany

Pleasant Ingredients of Mineral Waters

Hartford Depository of Mechanic Arts


Economy in Linen Washing

Ice Crop

Improved Mode of Drying Corn

Mysteries and Miserles of New York

American Art

Late Hours

Singular Circumstance

Brahminical Wonders

Wonders of Art

The Brain

A Stubborn Contest

Curious Criminal Facts

Steam Ships of War

Was it Ether or Chloroform

Strange Speculation


Baggage of a Man of Simple Habits

One Way to Make a Fortune

Steel its Manufacture

Employ Your Minutes

A Mother's Cry

Ancestry of the British Queen

Occupations of English Women

The Wife

Squaring the Circle


Spoons and Forts

Hoeing Machines

New Horse Power Reaping Machine

Cold Chisels for Harness Makers

New Brick Machine

Improved Mitre Box

Improved Rotary Corn Dryer

Preventive for Leaky Roofs

New Optical Instrument

Machine for Taking the Ayes and Nays in Legislative Bodies

Leather Bands

Pneumatic and Hydraulic Machine

List of Patents

Horse Rake

Death of Doctor Wells

Iron Mine

Consumption of Wood by Locomotives

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Honor to Whom Honor is Due

Explosions of Steam Boilers

Western Enterprise

The Smithson Institute

American Iron Ore

Western Manufactures

Chinese Pecullarities

New Light for Ships

Horse Power Hoe

Perfection of the Human Frame


Improvement of the Gipsies

Scientific Coincidence



Winter Quarters of Miners in the Highest Andes

Patent Agency

To Extract Lamp Oil from a Dress

Mechanical Movements

Experiment with a Tulip

Questions and Answers

Enamel Fluxes

Black Varnishes

Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog

Eccentric Motion


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February 05, 1848

Confronting Common Wisdom