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An Ancient and Valuable Clock

Improved Omnibus Register

A Housekeeper's Hints to Inventors

Important Hints on Ventilation

By E. M. Richards

A Western Wonder

The Construction of Steamships

Rain and Paint Phenomena

New Ideas on Air Navigation


Chemistry of Tanning

Notes and Gossip on the Recent Progress of Science

Trial Trip of the Winans Steamer

Column of Interesting Varieties

Foreign Scientific and Mechanical News

Hollow Walls of Buildings

Machine for Making Drain Tiles

Improved Insect Powder-Blower

Improved Buckle for Traces

A Hint in Regard to Steam Pipes and Furnaces

Valedictory for Volume I

Oil Fuel for Steamers

Address to Cotemporary Editors

Weekly Summary of Inventions

Our Continental Telegraph

New Modes of Making Bread

Our Title Page and Index

Patents Claims

Hints to Our Readers



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December 24, 1859

Confronting Common Wisdom