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The Pennsylvania Central Rail Road

Worcester and Nashua Railroad

Hartford and Springfield Railroad

Southern Turpentine

Schuylkill Coal Trade

Jeffersonville and Columbus Railroad

A Play Upon Words

Anthony's Patent Horse Power

Auburn and Syracuse Railroad

Paterson and Ramapo, N. J. Railroad

The Lilly of the Valley

Population of Canada

Price of Gas

The Prairie Car

A Good Charge

A Great Comet Expected

Dreadful Explosion

Didn't Like His Looks

Yankees Abroad

A Great Territory

A Heavy Party

A New England Manufacturing Village

Lucky Escape


A Singular Case

Natural Phenomenon

An Odd Calculation

The Cotton Crop in Alabama

Three Faults of Nurses


Tinned Lead Pipes

Bramah's Planing Machinery

A Great Little Town

Man and Machinery

Origin of Animalcules

The Old chain Mill usefully Applied

Paints with an Enamel Surface

Clock Fan

Wing's Hot Air Furnaces

Expense Saved

Improved Railroad Switch

List of Patents

Machine for Ruling Paper

New Muskets

New Shells of War

New Corn Cracking Machine

Anthony's Patent Threshing Machine

Bain's Writing Telegraph

Balance Water Cock

Patent Air Seat Saddle

Be Intelligent

Balloon Warfare

Unprecedented Demand for Old Papers

Worcester Mechanics' Fair

Letters for Europe

New Atmospheric Railway

New York Revenue

The Effect of Poverty on the Mind

The Pitcher Plant

Carbonic Acid

Regular Education

Earthquakes and Terrestrial Changes

Metallurgic Industry of Bohemia

Arts, Manufactures and Machinery

Railroad and Steamboat Guide

Two Horse Steam Engine

Diabolical Act

Hudson River Guide

Sugar in the Sandwich Islands

To Our Subscribers

The Scientific American

The Best Way to Use Gun Cotton

Smelting Copper Ore by Electricity

Facts in Building

Electric Sparks

Curious Clocks

Reciprocating and Circular Motion

Circular and Vibratory Motion

Whiskey a Cure for Poison

Blackberries vs. Mutton


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    To Correspondents

  • Letters

    Incrustations on Steam Boilers

  • The Carrot

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Another Spoke Machine

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