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American Industries.--No. 6

The Manufacture of Reed Organs

Skating on Artificial Ice

Creosoted Wood as a Protection against Teredoes

The New Patent Bill.—Shall it Pass the House?

Recent Experiments with “Laughing Gas”.

A Paper Observatory Dome

A New and Important Mineral

The Woodbury Planing Machine Case

Recent American Patents

An Improvement in Neck Yokes

An Improved Fruit Can

A New Ice Creeper

A New Steam Wagon

Stop Motion Hand Piece for Dental Engines

A Combined Chopper and Cultivator

Miscellaneous Inventions

An Improved Parallel Ruler

A New Whiffletree Hook

A New Torpedo Boat

Green Carolina Anolis; Or, The American Chameleon

By Daniel C. Beard

A Simple Electric Pen

A Wonderful Tree

To Inventors

Prospectus of the Scientific American for 1879

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

Index of Inventions

For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending January 14, 1879, AND EACH BEARING THAT DATE. [Those marked (r) are reissued patents.]

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February 22, 1879