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Railroad Accidents

Mutual Assistance

A Noble Sentiment

The Western Railroad

A Musical Ear

Improvements in Portable Force Pumps and Fire Engines

Song Birds

Moral Cosmetics

The Great Bridge at Wheeling Va

Syracuse and Rochester Railroad

Cincinnati Railroad

Antediluvian Rhinoceros


Thunder and Snow

Low Pressure Condensing Engine Plates

Macaulay and His Orthography

New Iron Company

Artesian Wells in Wisconsin

A Good Month's Work

Chinese Fraud

Calvin's Church at Geneva

Great Explosion at Allegany, Pa

Quick Sailing

The Mississippi and the Lakes United

Fay's American Pencils


Steamboats on the Upper Lakes

Recent Storms

Coal and the Coal Operatives

Another Balloon Ascention

Bad News From the Peach Trees

Pennsylvania Coal Bushel

Artesian Wells in London

Liebig When a Boy


The Cholera--Its Treatment and Cure

Sheep Husbandry

Animal Electricity

New Plan of Erial and Terra Firma Locomotion

Machine for Turning Irregular Forms

Discover to Restore Decaying Ivory

New Invention in Baking

New Copying Printing Press

Tunneling a River

Improved Mortising Machine

Steam Guage

Scientific Memoranda--Vocal Phenomenon

Back Volumes of the Scientific American

American Inventions in England


Facts and Fallacies

Controversy on Electro Magnetic Clocks

Southern Products

Our London Patrons

Silver and Gold Mine

Railroads and Locomotives

Scientific Bequest

Statistics of Human Life

Novels and Insanity

List of Patents

Area of the United States

Cough Syrup

Francis Bacon

Steam Engine for Sale

Our Prize Essay

Restoration of Sight

How to Dislodge a Fish Bone From the Throat

History of the Rotary Engine

Chilblains or Frosted Feet

A Chain Pump

A Good Salve

To Separate Gold From Copper


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April 07, 1849

Confronting Common Wisdom