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Remarkable Operation

Reduction of Railroad Fare

Pennsylvania Railroad

The Blind Girl's Song

Railroads in the West

Tunnel Through the Green Mountains

Telegraph Knocked Down

Salt a Good Manure for Celery

Magnetic Telegraph

Machine for Glass Moulding


Steamboat Explosions

Curious Manuscript of the Hebrew Bible

New Balloon Ship

Independence Bell

Phosphorescent Bodies

An Indian Cairn

Mahomedanism and Literature

Honey Moon

Southern Coal

Winter Killed Wheat

How to Clothe

Genial is the Soil of Sorrow

Extraordinary Occurrence

New Mode of Navigation

A Splendid Steamboat

Easy Way to Measure the Quantity of Oxygen in the Atmosphere

The Player and the Preacher

A Prophecy

A Matrimonial Courtesy

A Venerable and Valuable Present

The Minuteness of Creation

Consumption and Ventilation

The Women of Turkey

The American Rifle

Winds of Ohio

Self-Feeding Gold Pen

Horse Shoe Machines

List of Patents

Novel Parasol Sign

Pneumatic Telegraph and Annunciator

Ship Building

New Kind of Paving

A New Mineral Useful in Arts

Window Fastener

Cotton Cleaner

Magnet Water Guage

Scientific American--Bound Volumes



Patents for Combinations

Safety of Steam Vessels

A Government Speculation

Economy of Power in Cotton Factories

Sending Money by Mail

Riding in Cars

Magnetic Action of Matter

Two Important Bills Defeated

Electric Telegraph Experiments

Bell Casting

The Mining Population of Scotland

Preserved Potatoes

Spirit Gas

Harrisburg Furnace Burned

Patent Agency

For Weak Ankles and Wrists


Eccentric for an Uniform Traverse

Benzoin Acid

The Scientific American


Sound Destroyed by Sound

Oil of Ben

Tracing Paper

French Varnish

Pile Driver

Browning Gun Barrels


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April 15, 1848

Science for the Modern World