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American Industries.--No. 4

The Manufacture of Pleasure Carriages.

By Hamilton S. Wicks

The Establishment of Public Town Libraries

Keep to the Point

Settlement of a Doubtful Geological Point

Harbor of Refuge on the Pacific Coast

Forest Culture Pays

The Social Science Convention

A New Squaring Shear

Clay Pipes and Their Manufacture

The New Woodruff Scientific Expedition

A Novel Oiler

A Curious Invention

An Improved Locomotive Smoke Stack

A Novel Boot and Shoe Heel

A New Car Stove

The Great Shielded Locust of Papua

Hard Rolled Iron and Steel Rim Pulleys

Improved Power Feed Sandpapering Machine

To Inventors

Prospectus of the Scientific American for 1879

The Most Popular Scientific Paper in the World. VOLUME XL.—NEW SERIES.

Communications Received

Can I Obtain a Patent?


  • Correspondence

  • Departments

    New Books and Publications

  • Business and Personal

  • Notes and Queries

  • Index of Inventions

  • Patents

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February 08, 1879

Confronting Common Wisdom