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Paper Cutting Machine

Transparent Soap

Improved Melodeon

The Crystal Palace

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Electrical Illumination

Railroad Frogs

Improved Cultivator

Making Palliasses'

Improved Washing Machine

Steam Boilers

Improved Gate

Taste—American Sculpture

Improvements and New York Railroads

Cast-Iron Partition Walls—Erratum

Returned Californians Beware

Prizes at Fairs

Patents in Canada

Ether Ships and Ether Engines

Always Begin Right

The Dublin Exhibition

Scientific Memoranda

Change in the Patent Office

Foreign Subscriptions

Crossing the Ocean in Six Days

Steamship Burned

To Prevent Dampness in Brick Walls

Preservation of the Eyes

New Prospectus of the Scientific American

Events of the Week

Precious Stones

New Ventilating Hat

Lightning from the Earth—Houses Struck

Feeding Horses

New Guano Island

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Notice—to our Readers

  • To Correspondents

  • Recommended

    A Chapter of Suggestions &C

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