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American Industries.--No. 6

The Manufacture of Reed Organs

Skating on Artificial Ice

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

Creosoted Wood as a Protection against Teredoes

A New and Important Mineral

Recent Experiments with “Laughing Gas”.

A Paper Observatory Dome

The Woodbury Planing Machine Case

An Improvement in Neck Yokes

A New Ice Creeper

An Improved Fruit Can

Recent American Patents

A New Steam Wagon

Stop Motion Hand Piece for Dental Engines

An Improved Parallel Ruler

A Combined Chopper and Cultivator

Miscellaneous Inventions

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

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.]

Communications Received

Prospectus of the Scientific American for 1879

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


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