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Rope Machine

Hobson's Stave Dressing Machine

Depositing Alloys

Artificial Production of Quinine

A Great Raft Lost

The Telegraph

Greek Tombs

Great Trial of Fire Engines

Fires and Fire Engines


Curious Fish

Separating Silver from Lead

New Hot Air Engine

Making Diamonds

Gold Fish

Improved School Desk

Converting Reciprocating Rectilinear into Rotary Motion

Hub Boring Machine

The Water Wheel Challenge

Shafting Hanger

Self-Closing Water Faucets

Securing and Setting Harrow Teeth

Improved Chain Hook

Beef—The Cause of Its High Price and the Remedy

Baby Exhibition

The New York State Fair

The French Exhibition—Important to American Exhibitors

Prizes, Clubs, and Mechanics' Societies

Nova Scotia Industrial Exhibition

Months of the Mississippi

List of Patent Claims

Subterranean Waters

Recent Foreign Inventions

Important Items

Expansion of Cast-Iron by Successive Heatings

German Cure for Jaundice

History of Reaping Machines—No. 1

Prizes for Newspapers

The Steam and Ether Engine


Cheating in the Weight of Coal


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September 30, 1854

Confronting Common Wisdom