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Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad

The Fatherless


Housatonic, New York and New Haven Railroads

Consolations for the Lonely

Settlement of the Niagara Bridge Question

Stone Cutting Machine

A Cave

Cause of Grey Hair

Changes of Vegetation and Climate

Planing Machine and Portable Saw Mill

Aristocracy in London

Experiments in Gunnery

Boiler Explosions

The Steam Ship Panama

Curious Fact

Postal Arrangement with Great Britain

The Value of Practical Science

The British Museum

Racoon in England

Dick's Anti-Friction Press

Another Cure for the Cholera

Function of the Skin in Man and Animals

Dying for Another Man's Wife

Mirage in the Great Salt Desert

Drawing False Horizons

Coral Formations

Land of Plenty

Machine for Washing Potatoes

Improved Skate

List of Patents

Fac-Similies of Busts

Everglades of Florida

Carpet Looms

New Musical Instrument

Gas Light Monitor

Cholera Protector

Improvements in a Felloe Cutting Machine

Another Flying Machine

Improvement in Propellers

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

Southern Factories

Patent Laws

The Ten Hour Bill


Interesting Patent Case

The Electric Light Again

Winter Evenings for Mechanics

The Scientific American

Steam Engines for Sale

Combustion.--Grates, Stoves and Ventilation

Currents of the Ocean

Cloth Made of Pineapple Leaves

A Blessed Land

National Arbitration

Who Are the Truly Valuable in Society

Eccentricities of Rivers

The First Locomotive

Refused Package

The New Mode of Ship Building

History of the Rotary Engine

Tinning Copper

Sulphate of Lead a Substitute for White Lead

The Best Mechanical Paper


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January 13, 1849

Science for the Modern World