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The Effect of Inventions on the People's Life

The Patent System

The Transatlantic Steamship

Railroads and Bridges

The Telegraph


Men of Progress

The Textile Industries of the United States Since 1846

The Submarine Cable

Fifty Years of Photography


The Phonograph

The American Locomotive

The Bicycle

The Progress Made in the Generation of Electric Energy and Its application to the Operation of Motors during the Past Fifty Years

The Sewing Machine

Agricultural Machinery

Naval and Coast Defense

Fifty Years in the Printing Business

The Progress of Invention during the Past Fifty Years


$250 Prize Essay Competition

The Prize Essay of Our Semi-Centennial Anniversary Number


Distinguished Inventors

American Shipbuilding

Development of the Astronomical Telescope in Fifty Years

The Telephone

Fifty Years of the Scientific American

The Great Seal on British Patents

A Half Century of Mining

Unit Transportation Revolutionized

To Inventors - July 25, 1896


  • Departments

    Notes and Queries - July 25, 1896

  • Business and Personal - July 25, 1896

  • Index of Inventions - July 25, 1896

  • Index to Advertisers - July 25, 1896

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