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A Curious Mode of Taking Turtle

The Trouble With English Cottons

Patent Suits

The Scientific American as an Educator

The End of 1878

An Amendment to Discourage Invention

The Tunnel Under the British Channel

The National Observatory

The Hog Cholera Commission

Protection to Banks

Furnace for Spelter and White of Zinc

The Eagle Anvil

Animal Mechanics

Astronomical Notes

By Berlin H. Wright

Improved Bolt Cutter

A New Bottle Stopper

A New Inserted Saw Tooth

Incline Cutting, Drawing, and Stampng Power Press

The Great Hungarian Wine Cask

To Inventors

Communications Received


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  • Index

  • Business and Personal

  • Notes and Queries

  • Index of Inventions

  • Patents

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December 28, 1878

Confronting Common Wisdom