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Accident on the Erie Railroad

Glaze For Muslin

The Siamese Twin

Oil Cloth Manufacture

Girard and Mobile Railroad


Covering for Gravel Walks

American Scientific Association

A High Authority

Mechanics' Fair

East Tennessee Mining and Manufacturing Company

Consumption of Gas in England

The Danger of Giving the Wrong Medicine

Honor to an American Historian

Every Man His Own Physician

Watson's Sewing Machine

Commonplace Talk

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

Soda and Chloride of Lime

Patent SultParker's Water Wheel

Espy's Theories

Site of Paradise

Mr. Ewbank

Errors in Cooking

Velocity of Electricity

Thunder Storms

Artificial Legs

Rejoice Not at Misfortune

Passengers Over the Hungerford Suspension Bridge

The Electric Light—Mr. Paine's Discovery Corroborated by Experiment

For the Scientific American. Review of the Rise, Progress, and Present Importance of Cotton Manufactures of the U. S., together with Statistics, showing the Comparative and Relative remuneration of English and American Operatives.


Water and Coal Gas

Improved Augur

Wooden Cornices on Houses

American Water Pipes

Mending Cast Iron Vessels by Fusion

Improved Power Loom

Employment of Gutta Percha in Medicine

Carbon or Coal

Ide's Improved Grain Drill

Southern Shoes

Devlin's Lubricating Liquid

Improved Rice Cleaner

Good Plan for Fertilizing Land

Improved Railroad Sleepers and Chairs

The Gillard Light


To Make Tracing Paper

Improved Pile Driver

Water Wheels

The Progress of Invention

New Plour—Qulck Work

List of Patent Claims

The Rapids of the Jordan

Patent Case—Woodworth Planing Machine

Duggan's Work on Bridges

Important Notice to us

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Inducements for Clubbing

History of Propellers and Steam Navigation

To Color Nankeen

Astronomy—Saturn's Ring

To Mechanics, Inventors and Manufacturers



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August 10, 1850

Of Shamrocks and Science

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