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Stone Cutting Machine

Settlement of the Niagara Bridge Question

Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad

The Fatherless

Consolations for the Lonely

Housatonic, New York and New Haven Railroads


The British Museum

Aristocracy in London

Racoon in England

Boiler Explosions

Changes of Vegetation and Climate

Cause of Grey Hair

Planing Machine and Portable Saw Mill

A Cave

Another Cure for the Cholera

Postal Arrangement with Great Britain

Experiments in Gunnery

The Value of Practical Science

Curious Fact

The Steam Ship Panama

Dick's Anti-Friction Press

Coral Formations

Land of Plenty

Mirage in the Great Salt Desert

Function of the Skin in Man and Animals

Drawing False Horizons

Dying for Another Man's Wife

Everglades of Florida

Carpet Looms

Cholera Protector

Gas Light Monitor

Machine for Washing Potatoes

List of Patents

New Musical Instrument

Improvement in Propellers

Improvements in a Felloe Cutting Machine

Improved Skate

Another Flying Machine

Fac-Similies of Busts

The Electric Light Again

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

Southern Factories

Interesting Patent Case

Steam Engines for Sale

Patent Laws


Winter Evenings for Mechanics

The Ten Hour Bill

The Scientific American

Combustion.--Grates, Stoves and Ventilation

Currents of the Ocean

A Blessed Land

National Arbitration

Who Are the Truly Valuable in Society

Eccentricities of Rivers

The First Locomotive

Cloth Made of Pineapple Leaves

Refused Package

The New Mode of Ship Building

Sulphate of Lead a Substitute for White Lead

The Best Mechanical Paper

Tinning Copper

History of the Rotary Engine


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January 13, 1849

The Antidote to Anti-Intellectualism