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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad

Improvement in Planing Machines

Improved Dental Chair

How to Catch Rats

Cheshire Railroad

The Fisherman

Sleighing With a Tiger

New Lubricating Oil

Large Casting

Late News From Europe

Habits of Whales

Elements of Agriculture

The Ohio Cultivator

Curious Case of Poisoning

Climate of the Gold Region

American Condensing Steam Engine

Black Lead in Pennsylvania

A Great Diamond

Mechanics Associations

American Phrenological Journal

A Droll Phenomena

The Tea Plant

Has a Cat Nine Lives

Facts in Physiology

For Group or Quinsy


Effects of Machinery


A Novelty

Improvements in Paints

List of Patents

Improvements in Preparing Hemp

The Gold Washer

New Mode of Manufacturing Substances for Candles

New Locomotive Combinations

New Vapor Engine

Patent Case

Magnetic Astronomical Clock

Improvements in Steam Navigation

The Scientific American

California Gold

The 100 Prize

The California, American Steamship

A State Mechanical School

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

Soldering Iron

Heat and the Human Body

Manufacture of Paper Pulp From Straw

Hasty Judgement

To Keep Sweet Potatoes


The Art of Insects

A Curious Case of Collision

Poisonous Metals.--Their Effects and Antidotes

Antidote to Strychnia

The Best Mechanical Paper

To Cook a Ham

History of the Rotary Engine

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January 20, 1849