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The Chlorides of Gold

Cochin China Fowls

Distressing Accident on the Central, Pa., Railroad

Dress in Japan

Mohawk and Schenectady Railroad

New Smut Machine

Railroad Robbery

Tearing up a Railroad

Our Own City


Rise of Railroad Fares

The English Language


Death of Two Inventors

Debt of the City of New York


Correspondence of the Scientific American

Morals of New York

International Literary Exchanges

Patent Office Business

The Dead of 1849

Our Cotton Factories

Parkhurst's Cotton Gin

Survey of Great Britain

Blowing up Wrecks by Electricity

British Mechanics Association

Discoveries in Ancient Nineveh

Dr. Franklin

Natural History of the Sabbath

Useful Information about Water Wheels

Railroad Accidents—A Suggestion

Action and Re-Action

Improved Hot Air Engine

Improvement in Gold and Silver Pencil Cases

Machine for Repairing Roads

Improvement in the Manufacture of Velvet

Propeller for Canals

Naval Science

New Rotary Engine

New Way to Manufacture Shot

Spirit Drinking in Great Britain and Ireland

English Piracy of Inventions

The Properties of the Crank

To Color Sheep Skins for Door Mats


Reading during the Winter Evenings

Report of the Secretary of the Interior about the Patent Office—Extracts

List of Patent Claims

On Tanning Leather—Preparation of Hides

The Tea Plant in America

History ot Propellers and Steam Navigation


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January 12, 1850