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The Berthon Folding Canoe

On the Form of the Stern and the Arrangement of the Propellers in Screw Ships in order to obtain the Best Effect in Propulsion

By Robert Griffiths

Spiral Slide Rule

Useful Notes for Masters and Officers of Screw Steamers

Tyre-Grinding Lathe

Iron and Steel

Miners' Lingo

Definitions of the Terms Used by the Miners

On Silk Dyeing

By Marius Moyret

Ornamenting Textile Fabrics

By William W. Carpenter

The Wax of Ficus Gummiflua

By F. Kessel

Recent Science

New Products from Beets

Prof. Crookes' Remarkable Discoveries concerning Molecules

Physical Society, London, April 26, 1879

By W. G. Adams

Soft Coal

Extinguishing Fires in Tar Distilleries, Etc.

By Watson Smith

Rational Utilization of the Water from fulling Mills

By A. Gawalovski

Reductive Action of Milk Sugar upon Alkaline Solution of Copper

By H. Rodewald and B. Tollens

Nature of Poison of Yellow Fever, and its Prevention

By H. D. Schmidt

Edison's Electric Candles

Thermic and Galvanometric Laws of the Electric Spark Produced in Gases

By E. Villari

The Curious Astronomical Phenomenon

The Electric Light in Large Cities

Compressed Flour

Quince Culture


The New Church of the Oratory

Modeling in Clay

By Edward A. Spring

The Tree Creeper

Certhia Familiaris

La Tuffolina

Wings and Arms


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