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Rail Road News

Fanny Forester's Bird

French Railways

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Ira Carter's Cheese Press

Salmon of Oregon

Late From Europe

A Political, Nail

A Splendid Car

Profits of Farming

Rapid Motion

Boston Water Works

Cooking and Copper

Nature of Spots on the Sun

Naturalization Laws

Smithsonian Institute


Getting Rich

The Penalties of Distinction

Great Criminality

Haunted House

To Plant Chesnuts

Ventillation and Chimney Tops

Saw Setter

Ruins of Baal-Bek

Roman Artificial Pearls



Foes of the Rattlesnake

The Forests of Oregon

Effect of the Spirit Rations in the British Navy

Families of Literary Men

Labor in the United States

Medical Uses of Salt

Massey's Grain Drier

Plumb Rule

Atmospheric Churn

Balance Valves for Steam Engines

Fitzgerald's Cannon

New Materials for Paving

New Rat Trap

Tailor's Body Measure

New Roofing Tiles

Paper Folder

Paper Hangings

Gutta Percha and Caoutchouc

Hollow Iron Piles

Improvement in Organ Pipes

List of Patents

Shingle Manufactory

Peg Manufactory

Preservation of Posts

Atmospheric Railways

Sleepers for Plank Roads

New England Lead

Theory and Practice

Washing Butter

Scientific American--Bound Volumes

Hints on Steam Boilers

Arts, Manufactures and Machinery


Belting for Machinery

A Chinese Farm House

A Head House in Borneo

Glass for Lamps

Valuable Bridge

New Salt Spring

Patent Agency

The People's Library

Girard College

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Universal History

Cure for Lockjaw

More About Cameos

Double Traverse Motion

Yellow Color

To Paint the Sliders of Magic Lanterns

Gold in the Violet

The Scientific American

Gems Altered by Art

Crooked Levers


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July 01, 1848

Confronting Common Wisdom