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Flarebacks in the French Navy

The Balloon in Foggy Weather

Our Macadamized Road Fiasco

Manufacturing Paper from Cornstalks




An Automobile for Horses

Original Method of Making a Railroad Fill

The Mountain Telescopes of Switzerland

By Harold J. Shepstone

V.—The Japanese Navy of To-Day

An Improved Telegraph Sounder

Improved Railway Spike

Patent Department

Door Check and Closer

Water Current Motor

An Improved Air Pump

A New Shutter Attachment

Report of the Commissioner of Patents


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October 24, 1908

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day