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The Shortest Passage Across the Atlantic

New Fountain Pen

Many-Colored Bank Note Counterfeits

How to Plant Potatoes

Improvement in Mariner's Compasses

Copper Ore a Dangerous Cargo

Another Steam Balloon

A New Hot Air Locomotive


The Boston Watch Company

List of Patent Claims

An American Carpenter the Founder of an Aristocracy

Ships of the Desert

Great Iron Works--The Largest Water Wheel in the World

Explosion on the Steamboat Metropolis

To Make Pure Wine of Apples

The Tides

Patent Wrist-Band

New Stone for Pavements

Curious Coincidence Relating to Two Inventions

Coke on Railroads

Artificial Guano

Apple Parer, Corer, and Slicer

Progress of Telegraphing

Recent American Patents

The Woodworth Patent Extension Scheme

Notes on Ancient and Curious Inventions.--No. 6

Monster Mortar

Great Fire in Philadelphia

Experiments With Metals

Recent Foreign Inventions

Important Items

Scientific Notes

Improved Bench Hook

Machine for Boring Fence Posts



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May 10, 1856