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Improved Seed Planter, How Bodies are Embalmed

Notes on Naval and Military Affairs

Report of the Commissioner of Patents--Agricultural

The Color Products of Coal-Mauve and Magenta

Polytechnic Association of the American Institute

Where and How Austria Makes Her Military Engineers

Proving a “Monitor” 15-Inch Gun

How Fire Bricks Are Manufactured

American Inventions in Europe and the Scientific American

Education of Mechanics

Why Boiling Milk Foams

A National Disgrace

The Importance of South American Trade

The Way to Make an Omelet

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Valuable Receipts

“Dander Up”

Items of Importance to Inventors and Patentees

Munificent Contribution From San Francisco

Explosion of an Arsenal

Patent Claims

Recent American Inventions

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October 04, 1862

Confronting Common Wisdom