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The Military Railroad System of the United States

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Professor Treadwell on Hooped Cannon

Olmstead's Oil Can

American Machine Tools

Extension of Patents--For Whose Benefit They are Granted

The Scientific American for the Ensuing Year

Potatoes in Fat

Classical vs. Scientific Education

A Hint for the Holidays

Aluminum Bronze Bearings

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Fogle's Oil Cup

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December 03, 1864

Confronting Common Wisdom