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Improved Concrete Making Machine

The Nautical Arena, or Aquatic Theater

The Severn Tunnel

The Strength of Spikes

Hydraulic Collision Buffer

Progress in Rack Railways

Economical Railways

Domestic Electric Lighting

Improved Wimshurst Machine

Dyeing Anilin Black on Cotton Piece Goods

Prize Medal Design for a Town Church

What can be Done on a Bicycle

The Theory of Proportion

Luminous Paints

Tests of Vehicle Wheels

Phosphorescence of Marine Animals

Improved Bleaching Process

Dietetic Delusions; their Deleterious Effects, and their Rectification

By R. M. Hodges

How Plants are Fertilized



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