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A Swiss Lake Steamboat

Old and New Atlantic Steamers

A Standard Track and Rail Joint

Comparative Altitudes of Mountain Railroads

Keighley's Improved Loom

Mersey Salt and Brine Company

Improved Self-Acting Mule for Cotton Spinning

The Zipernowsky System of Electric Illumination

The First Telephone

By Silvanus P. Thompson

Measurement of Water Mechanically Suspended in Steam

By Palamede Guzzi

Sketches for Cheap Furniture

Constant Water Bath

Some Facts Concerning Filtration

By Charles Symes

The Mechanism of a Vertical Attitude

International Exhibition at Nice

Thought Reading

The Swiss Exhibition at Zurich

The Great Cities of Europe

Hunting the Sea Otters

The Sea Otter

The Origin of Whales

By Richard A. Proctor

A Hen Ranch

The Paraguay Tea Tree

A Live Jewel

By Victor Smedley

New Miniature Basket Fern

The Botanic Origin of Cotton

Odontoglossum Polyxanthum

Time Observations

By W. W. Alexander

A Very Large Gas Main

Lunar Lessons

By Richard A. Proctor

Nitrate of Ammonia

The Burning of Lignite in Situ

By Charles A. White

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July 28, 1883

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