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The Sons of Toil

A Good Project

North British Railway

Napoleon's Cenotaph

Strange Customs

Albany and Boston Railroad

Names of Railroads

Magnificent Steamer

Fat Land


Ohio and Mississippi Rail Road Co

New Engines

Daguerreotype Discovery

The French Revolution

Railroad Accident

New Winter Garden

The Modest Admission

Canada Gold Mines

Telegraphic Improvements

New Vegetable Manure

The Lost Children

Steam Boiler Explosion

Moorhead's Galvanic Machines

To Fatten Green Geese

Dosing Royalty

American Anthracite Furnaces

Powerful Locomotive

Western Journal

Deer Forest

The Cotton Crop

The Carpet Manufacture

Jewelry in the Infancy of the World

African Bridges

Luxuries of the Olden Times

Voracity or the Star-Fish

Artificial Iceing



Tanning Raw Hides

Woodbury's Improved Grain Separator

List of Patents

A New Steam Engine

West & Thompson's Clasp Coupling Joint

Improvement in Musical Instruments

Grinding Mills

Stearine Candles

Improved Power Loom Shuttle

New Rotary

New Power Loom

Telegraph Improvement

A State Mechanical Repository

Missouri Copper

Manufacturing in Virginia

Kentucky Mines

Richmond's Patent Coller

The Scientific American

The Original Inventor


Evening Hours for Mechanics

The Death of Dr. Jones

South Sea Improvements

The Triumphs of Science.--Ultramarine or Lapis Lazuli

Disinfecting Fluid

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Difficultiies of Ice

The Electric Telegraph

The Anæsthetic Agents

More about the Substitute for White Lead in Painting

Free Translations

The Green Frog of Australia

Metallic Alloys

The Fusee

Queer Watches

The Function of Leaves

Practical Papers for Amateur Artists

Mending China


Use of the Microscope

Mode of Grafting

To Preserve Water in Sea Casks and Cisterns


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March 25, 1848

Confronting Common Wisdom