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Gas Explosion

Marston's Breech-Loading Fire-Arms and Patent Cartridge

An Extraordinary Lamp

Improvement in the Production of “Bleu de France” on Wool

Manufacture of Iron— New Process for Making Wrought-Iron Direct from the Ore

The Fire Telegraph of Boston

Salt of Gold

The Iron Trade Flourishing

Heating Water for Steam Engines

Letter from China

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Hydraulic Rams

Fire Damp Explosions

Remarkable Escape

Steam Fire Engine

Observations Relative to the Electro-Chemical Properties of Hydrogen

Stealing Calico Patterns

A Large Mass of Iron

Machinery and Tools as they are.—Printing Presses

For the Scientific American Heat—Some of Its Effects—Aerial and Ocean Currents

New Steering Apparatus

Replacing Railroad Cars

Improvements in Sawing Machines

Cast-Iron Pavements

Sediment in Boilers

Improved Journal Box

Machinery for Dressing Flax

Reports of the Commissioner of Patents

Geographical Society

Mechanical Papers—A Deceased Contemporary

Progress of Discovery and Invention During 1852

The Ray Premiums Again

Critical Dissertation on Steam, Air, and Gas Engines

Mechanics' Lectures

Large Printing Presses

Climate of Minnesota

Reform of the Patent Laws

White's Patent Railroad Truck—A Defence

The Caloric Steamship

Books for Mechanics

Our Textile Manufactures

Wells, Artesian—Raising Water


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