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The Vincennes-Ville Evrard Compressed Air Tramway

Modern Improvements in the Steam Engine

By Scott A. Smith

The Development of Bridge Construction, with Notices of some Remarkable Historic Bridges

By W. P. Trowbridge

Howe Truss Timber Bridge Across the Willamette River, Albany, Oregon

Improved Hydraulic Hammer

Lenoir's Petroleum Boat

Timber, and some of its Diseases

By H. Marshall Ward

Glass Bottle making by Machinery

The Polar Planimeter—Its Theory and its use

By E. A. Gieseler

Improved Primary Battery

By P. Selby

The Position and Prospects of Electricity as Applied to Engineering

III.—Electric Lighting.

By William Geipel

Experimental Optics

Apparatus for Fractional Distillation under Reduced Pressure

The Chemistry of Substances Taking Part in Putrefaction and Antisepsis

By John M. Thomson

Saline Fodder Plants

By R. W. Emerson Macivor

A Northwest Passage

The Spanish National Lottery—New Mechanical Apparatus for Throwing the Numbers

Color in Plants

The Valley of Mogok—Ruby Mines District, Upper Burma

A Large Californian Grape Vine

Mechanical Dentistry

By E. E. Shattuck

Building Plans and Specifications

Catarrh of the Antrum

The “Bleeding” of Plants

The Etiology of Scarlet Fever

By E. Klktn

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March 17, 1888

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