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Warm Reception

The Artic Regions

Railroad to Montreal

Improved Excavating Machinery

A Long Fast

Milwaukie Railroad

Dry Dock Sunk

Palmer's Patent Leg

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad


Covington and Lexington Railroad

The Charleston and Memphis Railroad

Correspondence of the Scientific American

A Smart Old Lady

Economy of Fodder for Animals

Tribute to Colt, the American Inventor

Singular Occurrence

Works on Science and Art


Mass Convention

Great Rise in the Mississippi

Segar Machine in Cuba

Flying Kites in Canton

Doctors and Drugs

The Late Explosion

Curious Fact

New Ideas on the Sugar Manufacture


Waste of Ingenuity

New Language

Clothes without Seams

Dr. Gesner's Patent Kerosene Gas Light

Scientific Memoranda

Sash and Blind Machine

Improvement in Bedstead Fastenings

Cure of Stammering—New Discovery

Pneumatic Pile Driving

Civilization, Inventors, Invention and the Arts

Building in New York

Explosion of Steam Boilers

Culture of Cotton in Africa

Singular Explosion

Woodworth's Patent—Great Excitement

List of Patent Claims

History of Propellers and Steam Navigation

To Inventors and Mechanics

On Tanning Leather—Preparation of Hides



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February 16, 1850

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day