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A Wonder of the Desert

New Railway for Broadway

What Sensible People Think of the Scientific American

The Sugar Crop

Hot Air and Steam

Subterranean Railroads

The Nervous System

Buying Congress

A Great Gun

List of Patent Claims

Reform of the Patent Laws

Rotary Pump

Securing Axles to Hubs

Western Locomotives

Improved Lock

Raking Apparatus

Auxiliary Railroad Brake

Fire Grate

Improvement in Fences

Reaping Machine

Flock Cutting Machine


Professor Renwick

American Machines—A Remedy for England

Steam Fire Engines

Leather and its Improvements

Patent Office Report for 1852—No. 5.

A Short Voyage

Crystal Palace

Recent Foreign Inventions

Foreman's Electric Process for Raising Ships

Gilding—No. 2.

Mechanic's Institute

Premium for Prize Cotton

Curiosities of Sleep


Manufacturers and Inventors


Nichol's Patent Safety Can

Oil Dripper


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November 26, 1853

Science for the Modern World