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The Almanacs and the Weather Bureau

The Dowager Empress of China

Acetylene

By Vivian B. Lewes

The British Weather Bureau

The Thumb or Finger Tip Print as a Test of Identity

Some Interesting Electric Motors

Electrical Work Done for Sampson's Fleet by the “Vulcan.”

French High Speed Compound Locomotives

Cut versus Wire Nails

The Test of the Gatling Cast Steel 8-Inch Gun

Testing Wind Force

Electrical Notes

Selected Formulæ

Engineering Notes

American Salesmen in Europe

Khirgizian and Tartar Caravans in Germany

New Building of the Union of Austrian Artists

Wooden Boxes for Coal in England

Archæological Museums

Modes of Lighting—Effect of Glass Upon Light

By Thomas Wilson

Eleventh Winter Meeting of the Geological Society of America

By E. O. Hovey

Technical Education of the Dyer

Utilization of Unio Shells for Buttons

Repetition and Evolution in Bird Song

By Charles A. Witchell

The Principles and Practice of Bulb Growing

Patents!

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    January 21, 1899

    Think Outside the Gift Box