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The Shortest Passage Across the Atlantic

Another Steam Balloon

New Fountain Pen

Improvement in Mariner's Compasses

Many-Colored Bank Note Counterfeits


A New Hot Air Locomotive

Copper Ore a Dangerous Cargo

How to Plant Potatoes

An American Carpenter the Founder of an Aristocracy

List of Patent Claims

The Boston Watch Company

The Tides

Explosion on the Steamboat Metropolis

Ships of the Desert

To Make Pure Wine of Apples

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

Progress of Telegraphing

Curious Coincidence Relating to Two Inventions

Apple Parer, Corer, and Slicer

New Stone for Pavements

Artificial Guano

Coke on Railroads

Patent Wrist-Band

Recent American Patents

The Woodworth Patent Extension Scheme

Monster Mortar

Experiments With Metals

Recent Foreign Inventions

Great Fire in Philadelphia

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

Important Items


Improved Bench Hook

Scientific Notes

Machine for Boring Fence Posts


  • Letters

    To Correspondents

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May 10, 1856

Science for the Modern World