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Destructive Fire Shells

Water Glass

The Brown Stone of Our Houses Crumbling to Pieces

Forests on the North Sides of Hills

Why Does Coke Kindle More Quickly Than Anthracite Coal?

Type-Setting by Machinery

Value of Inventions in Time of War--What They Have Done for England

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Kaufman's Home-Made Corn-Broom

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January 11, 1862

Think Outside the Gift Box