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Improved Ship's Capstan and Windlas

Is the Bee the Pioneer of Civilization

The Michigan Central Railroad

Three Weeks After Marriage

Railroad News

Southern Railroad

Terrible Accident

Massachusetts Enterprise

Windings of the Ohio

There's Room Enough for All

Telegraph Round the Globe

Wear of Rails

Plaster of Paris in Cherokee

Paupers of Great Britain

A New Rig for Ships and Other Vessels

An American Palace for Sale

A Horse at Sea

A Lost Miner

Rapidity of Growth

Bourne's Catechism of the Steam Engine

Prevention of Smoky Chimneys

Paper Windows

Comparative Embryology

Discovery of a Marble Quarry

Curious Disease

The Laws of Life Health and Happiness

Magnetic Clocks

Lucky Escape

Modern Workmen's Dwellings

Water Drinking in Childhood

How to be a Man

How to Treat Curiosity

The Mineralogist--The Description and Locality of Every Important Mineral in the United States

Daugurreotype, Gold Watches &c


Keeping Apples

List of Patents

Improvement in Spindles

Improvement in the Manufacture of India Rubber Cloth

Improved Tall Block for Saw Mills

Improved Churn

Improved Molasses Faucet

Robinson's Ship Ventilator

Direct Motion from a Vibrating One

Electro Magnetic Engine

Rocks in the Atlantic


Meteorological Statistics

Inventors and Pirates

Hot Blast for Furnaces

Results of Machinery

The Scientific American

Another Hotel for California

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

Minute Animals

Limits of the Human Mind

Transatlantic Astronomy

Recipe for a Gent

A Hiding Place From the Storm


Labor and Thought

Youthful Bravery

The Snow Flea

New Whaling Instrument

War of Orthography

Barry's Tricopherous

Vapor Bath

Sulphuric Acid for Rennet

Receipt for Washing

History of the Rotary Engine

Fish and Vegetables

Queries for Scientific American

To Preserve Potatoes

Recipe for Making Good Bread

The Best Mechanical Paper in the World

Fourth Year of the Scientific American

Pure Oil for Clocks, and Delicate Wheel Works

Poisonous Metals.--Lead


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February 24, 1849

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