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Eight Horse Traction Engine

How to Lay a Drain

By T. Mellard Reade

New Irish Mail Steamers

Analysis of Boiler Incrustations

By Edward Francis

Disconnecting Compound Engines

The Theoretical Steam Engine

New Water Works of Detroit, Mich

The Boetius Gas Furnace

Radial Drilling Machine

Discussion on the Parallelogram of Forces

By D. P. Blackstone

Chelsea Swimming Baths, London

On Ice Making and Ice Machines

By W. N. Hartley

The Manufacture of Gongs

Preserving Vegetables Green


Arlonine Blacks

On the Principles of Tanning

The Repair of Submarine Cables

Scientific Jottings

The Story of the Prism

How to Draw a Straight Line

Chronometer Trials at Geneva, 1876–77

On Vortex Motion

By Osborne Reynolds

Temperature and Organic Remains in Tahoe and Echo Lakes

The World of Matter


Mars in the Autumn of 1877

By Richard A. Proctor

Street Refuse

Home Manufacture of Superphosphates

Science Notes


Potato Culture

Economic Plants in Jamaica

Scientific America Chess Record

Steinitz vs. Blackburne

Centennial Problem Tournament


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    August 18, 1877

    Of Shamrocks and Science

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day