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Transplanting Trees

The Art of Washing Clothes

Extraordinary Speed

Smoky Chimneys

Railroad Trial

Railroad Celebration

Great Railroad Rope

Prussian and German Railroads

Improved Corn Sheller

Southern Manufactures

Rights of Inventors

Smithsonian Institute, Washington

Georgia Manufactures

Triumph of Surgery

The Christian Philosopher

Singular Phenomenon


Correspondence of the Scientific American

Important Discovery that May Lead to Improvements of Great Value

Science and Art

Important Discoveries in Abyssinla

Linen vs. Cotton

Extraordinary Weather in Georgia

New Plan for Opening and Closing Large Window Shutters and Doors of Stores and Public Buildings

Hovey's Straw Cutter

A Steamboat Fire Engine

New Nail Machine

Incombustible Cloth

New Lock Folder for Pipes

Improvement in Making Iron

Scientific Foreign Extracts

Machine Shop Burned

Telegraph Through the Ocean

Great Dam at Hadley Falls

To Color Sheep Skins for Door Mats

A Retrospective Glance

The Properties of the Crank

List of Patent Claims


Back Volumes

Grand Sale of Steam Boats

On Tanning Leather-Preparation of Hides

To Inventors and Mechanics

The Best Mechanical Paper

History of Propellers and Steam Navigation

Gold Washing in South Carolina


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January 05, 1850

Confronting Common Wisdom