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Improved Self-Closing Bridge

Notes on Naval and Military Affairs

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Polytechnic Association of the American Institute

The Properties of Iron and its Resistance to Projectiles at High Velocities

By William Fairbairn

Character, Cultivation and Use of the Lupine

Photography and Forgery

Lupine and Crooked Beam Plows

Paper Money as a Government Resource

More About Cotton and its Substitutes

Malachite and Works of Art

An American Sculptor

The Price of Coal and Burning of Fuel

Natural Shape of the Foot--How Boots and Shoes Ought to be Made

Wonderful Balloon Ascent for Scientific Purposes--Greatest Hight Ever Attained by Man

Recent American Inventions

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October 25, 1862

Think Outside the Gift Box