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The Uncertainties of History

Brown's Hot Water Apparatus

Burning of Western Steamers

Fulminating Quicksilver

Traction Engines

A Deadly Color

The Government and Agriculture

Secret of Horse Taming

Recent Patented Improvements

Wear of the System by Railway Traveling

Science and Justice

Extraction of Copper from Ore

Oilcloth to Imitate Leather

Vandenburgh's Ironing Table

Shagreen

Manufacture and Reduction of Platinum

A Compliment

Colt's Extension—Curious Rumors

New Patent Plow

The Late Sewing Machine Patent Suit

Patent Office Report for 1857

French Agriculture and Population

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Atlantic Telegraph Cable

Vagaries of Philosophers

How to Obtain Dry Boiled Potatoes

Another Great Telegraph Enterprise

Roofing Cements

Gilding and Plating Silk Thread

United States Circuit Court

How to Cut a Piece of Leather which will Exactly fit a Cone Drum

Scraps for the Museum of Science

Filling Teeth with Tin

Improved Mowing Machine

Wealth of the United States

The Æolian Harp

Thompson's Seed Roller

Mechanics

New Alloy for Journal Boxes

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    An Error Corrected

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    Correspondents - May 15, 1858

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May 15, 1858

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.