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The Paris Exhibition.--a Sketch in the Park

Fountain Pens

Letter From Professor Hughes

The Scientific American Export Edition

Progress of Iron Making

The Sun

By S. P. Langley

The Telephone as a Promoter of Science

Mechanical Puddling in Sweden

A New Deep Sea Thermometer


The Distillation of Coal

New Cutting and Boring Attachment for Lathes

New Steam Valve

The Japanese Building at the Paris Exhibition

The Rhinoceros Hornbill

Crooked Journalism

A Velocipede Feat Extraordinary

Astronomical notes

By Berlin H Wright

Communications Received


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    Index of Inventions

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  • Business and Personal

  • New Books and Publications

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August 10, 1878

Of Shamrocks and Science

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