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Coal-Burning Locomotives

Western Railroads

Electro-Magnetism as a Motive Power

Accident to the Africa

Vermont Central Railroad

Method of Curing Prize Hams

Improved Planing Machine

Fire Annihilator Experiments—Tripler Hall Saved because there was no Conflagration

Improved Method of Ventilating Cars

Improved Corn Sheller

Mending Cast Iron Pots

Improvement in Turbines

Improved Carriage Wheels

Health Extraordinary

Improvement in Making Railroad Chairs

Hydraulic Pressure Engines

Improvement in Canal Locks

Coins in the United States—Mint at Philadelphia

Scientific Memoranda

Factories in Louisiana

Great Telegraph Case—Uncertainties of Law

Cure for Diarrhea

The New Motive Power—Centrifugal Force Stock

American Growing Java Coffee

Machine for Pulling Flax

Ague and Fever on the Mississippi

Patent Case

Honors Awarded

Barnhill's Premium Apple-Paring Machines

The Reason Why the Water of the Dead Sea is Unfitted to Support Life

Decisions of the Patent Office

Shingle Machines

Panama Railroad

Another American Sculptor

Mr. McCormick's Reaper

Foundry and Machine Shop

The Wheeling Bridge

The London Patent Journal on the Scientific American

List of Patent Claims

Hussey and McCormick's Reaper

Back Numbers and Volumes

Sending Receipts—Postage on Books

An Important Paragraph

To Mechanics

Philosophy

Bohemian Glass

A Cheap Cottage

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November 15, 1851

Confronting Common Wisdom