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The Sugar Crop

New Railway for Broadway

A Wonder of the Desert

What Sensible People Think of the Scientific American

The Nervous System

Subterranean Railroads

Hot Air and Steam

A Great Gun

Reform of the Patent Laws

List of Patent Claims

Buying Congress

Western Locomotives

Securing Axles to Hubs

Rotary Pump

Reaping Machine

Raking Apparatus

Improvement in Fences

Improved Lock

Flock Cutting Machine

Fire Grate


Auxiliary Railroad Brake

American Machines—A Remedy for England

Steam Fire Engines

Professor Renwick

Patent Office Report for 1852—No. 5.

Leather and its Improvements

A Short Voyage

Recent Foreign Inventions

Foreman's Electric Process for Raising Ships

Crystal Palace

Curiosities of Sleep


Gilding—No. 2.

Mechanic's Institute

Nichol's Patent Safety Can


Manufacturers and Inventors

Oil Dripper

Premium for Prize Cotton


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November 26, 1853

The Antidote to Anti-Intellectualism