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Northern Line

Red River Railroad, Texas

Rochester and Lockport Railroad

Song of Steam

The Zoophyte

East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad

Improved Corn Sheller

Berford's World as it Moves

The Onondaga Coal

The Fair of the American Institute

Rebuilding of the Temple

The Prairie Farmer

Convention of Cotton Planters

Curious Surgical Case

Statistics of Metallic Manufactures in France

Sartain's Union Magazine

The Telonkonphonon

Steamboats Lost on the Mississippi

A Suspension Bridge Over the Mississippi at St. Louis

Adams' Steam Guage Cock

Elements of Chemistry and Elements of Geology


Labor Saving Machinery


Moneypenny, or the Heart of the World

The Electric Telegraph

The Largest Scythe Manufactory in the World

Rapid Motion and Sound

Building Societies

A Singular Rock

Blanchard's Gun Stock Machine

New Railroad Brake


The Polishing of Telescopic Specula

Roller Gins

Experimental Vessel

Gee's Improved Self-Acting Faucett

House for Drying Fruit

Ingenious Lock and Key

List of Patents

New Electrical Light

Perseverance of the Blind

A Group for the Capitol

The Works of the Past and Lectures on the Middle Ages

The Scientific American

To the Postmasters of the United States

Sugar Planting in Alabama

The American Institute

Baltimore Mechanics Institute

For Inventors to Read

Honey from the Prairie State

Law's Stave Dresser and Stave Jointer

Peculiarities of Distinguished Public Men


A Petrified Forest

Effect of Colored Glass Upon Vegetation

English Artists

Woodworth's Planing Machine

Meteorites--Their Origin

Tall Telegraph Poles

New Chemical Law

History of the Rotary Engine

Prepared expressly for the Scientific American

The Best Mechanical Paper

In the World Fourth Year of the Scientific American

To Kill Rats


  • From the Editor

    To Correspondents

  • To Patent Correspondents

  • Letters

    Steam and Charcoal Kilns

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December 09, 1848

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