Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.—No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878 A Weekly Journal Of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures
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Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.—No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878 A Weekly Journal Of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures

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  • SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
    • A WEEKLY JOURNAL OF PRACTICAL INFORMATION, ART, SCIENCE, MECHANICS, CHEMISTRY, AND MANUFACTURES.
    • NEW YORK, DECEMBER 14, 1878.
      • Vol. XXXIX.—No. 24. [NEW SERIES.]
        • $3.20 per Annum [POSTAGE PREPAID.]
      • $3.20 per Annum [POSTAGE PREPAID.]
    • Vol. XXXIX.—No. 24. [NEW SERIES.]
      • $3.20 per Annum [POSTAGE PREPAID.]
    • $3.20 per Annum [POSTAGE PREPAID.]
    • Contents:
      • THE BELGIAN SHIP CANAL.
    • THE BELGIAN SHIP CANAL.
    • Preservation of Iron and Steel from Oxidation.
    • Warning to Locomotive Engineers.
    • MUNN & CO., Editors and Proprietors.
      • PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT NO. 37 PARK ROW (PARK BUILDING), NEW YORK.
      • TERMS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
    • PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT NO. 37 PARK ROW (PARK BUILDING), NEW YORK.
    • TERMS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.
    • The Scientific American Supplement
    • Scientific American Export Edition.
      • VOL. XXXIX., No. 24. [NEW SERIES.] Thirty-third Year.
    • VOL. XXXIX., No. 24. [NEW SERIES.] Thirty-third Year.
    • NEW YORK, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1878.
      • TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
    • TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
    • THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT
    • No. 154,
      • For the Week ending December 14, 1878.
      • PROGRESS OF PETROLEUM.
      • THE LIMIT OF WORK.
      • IRIDESCENT GLASS.
      • RAILS AND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS—NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
      • SANITARY SCIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
      • Felling Trees by Electricity.
      • AN IMPROVED VISE.
      • Culinary Uses for Leaves.
      • NEW SHUTTER FASTENER.
      • AN IMPROVED GARDEN SPRINKLER.
      • A NEW FOOT POWER.
      • New Inventions.
      • AMATEUR MECHANICS.
      • The Reward of Invention.
      • Oil Notes.
      • Railway Notes.
      • THE WERDERMANN ELECTRIC LIGHT.
    • For the Week ending December 14, 1878.
    • PROGRESS OF PETROLEUM.
    • THE LIMIT OF WORK.
    • IRIDESCENT GLASS.
    • RAILS AND RAILWAY ACCIDENTS—NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.
    • SANITARY SCIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES.
    • Felling Trees by Electricity.
    • AN IMPROVED VISE.
    • Culinary Uses for Leaves.
    • NEW SHUTTER FASTENER.
    • AN IMPROVED GARDEN SPRINKLER.
    • A NEW FOOT POWER.
    • New Inventions.
    • AMATEUR MECHANICS.
    • The Reward of Invention.
    • Oil Notes.
    • Railway Notes.
    • THE WERDERMANN ELECTRIC LIGHT.
    • CASSON'S SAW BENCH.
    • A Bait for Inventors.
    • A Silver Mill in the Clouds.
    • Poultices.
    • New Mechanical Inventions.
    • Effect of Quinine on the Hearing.
    • The Microphone as a Thief Catcher.
    • The Tallest Tree in the World.
    • THE ARGONAUT, OR PAPER NAUTILUS.
      • THE TRAP DOOR SPIDER OF JAMAICA.
      • To Make a Hole in Glass.
      • The Preservation of Eggs.
      • Characteristics of American Sheep Husbandry.
      • THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE IN MEXICO.
      • The Elongation of Tree Trunks.
    • THE TRAP DOOR SPIDER OF JAMAICA.
    • To Make a Hole in Glass.
    • The Preservation of Eggs.
    • Characteristics of American Sheep Husbandry.
    • THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE IN MEXICO.
    • The Elongation of Tree Trunks.
    • ASTRONOMICAL NOTES.
      • PLANETS.
      • FIRST MAGNITUDE STARS, ETC.
      • MOON'S PLACE IN THE CONSTELLATIONS AT 7 P.M.
      • REMARKS.
      • Sympathetic Inks.
      • NEW WIRE CLOTHING FOR BURRING CYLINDERS.
      • Petroleum and Gold.
      • Reduction of Nitrate of Silver by Means of Charcoal.
      • New Agricultural Inventions.
      • Naphtha and Benzine.
    • PLANETS.
    • FIRST MAGNITUDE STARS, ETC.
    • MOON'S PLACE IN THE CONSTELLATIONS AT 7 P.M.
    • REMARKS.
    • Sympathetic Inks.
    • NEW WIRE CLOTHING FOR BURRING CYLINDERS.
    • Petroleum and Gold.
    • Reduction of Nitrate of Silver by Means of Charcoal.
    • New Agricultural Inventions.
    • Naphtha and Benzine.
    • TO INVENTORS.
      • COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED.
      • English Patents Issued to Americans.
        • [OFFICIAL.]
      • [OFFICIAL.]
    • COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED.
    • English Patents Issued to Americans.
      • [OFFICIAL.]
    • [OFFICIAL.]
    • INDEX OF INVENTIONS
      • Letters Patent of the United States were
      • Granted in the Week Ending
    • Letters Patent of the United States were
    • Granted in the Week Ending
    • October 15, 1878,
      • AND EACH BEARING THAT DATE.
    • AND EACH BEARING THAT DATE.
    • TRADE MARKS.
    • DESIGNS.
    • The Scientific American
    • EXPORT EDITION.
      • PUBLISHED MONTHLY.
    • PUBLISHED MONTHLY.
    • THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN EXPORT EDITION FOR NOVEMBER, 1878, WITH ONE HUNDRED ILLUSTRATIONS.
      • GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
      • THE
    • GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS
    • THE
    • NEW PATENT LAW
    • Spain, Cuba, Porto Rico, etc.
      • CAVEATS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE MARKS, ETC.
        • 12, 20, and 30 inch
      • 12, 20, and 30 inch
      • STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS,
    • CAVEATS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADE MARKS, ETC.
      • 12, 20, and 30 inch
    • 12, 20, and 30 inch
    • STEAM ENGINES AND BOILERS,
    • Armington & Sims
      • SCREW CUTTING
    • SCREW CUTTING
    • Gauge and Tool Works.
      • WARRANTED THE BEST.
      • MANUFACTURED by our NEW PATENT PROCESS.
    • WARRANTED THE BEST.
    • MANUFACTURED by our NEW PATENT PROCESS.
    • Rutland, Vt.
    • GOLD MEDAL
      • HOWE SCALE CO.
        • Principal Agencies:
      • Principal Agencies:
    • HOWE SCALE CO.
      • Principal Agencies:
    • Principal Agencies:
    • BLOWING ORGANS
    • LIGHT MACHINERY
    • HYDRANT PRESSURE,
    • GIVES GREATEST USEFUL EFFECT OF WATER.
      • AYER & SON'S MANUAL
      • Transcriber's Note
        • Errata
      • Errata
    • AYER & SON'S MANUAL
    • Transcriber's Note
      • Errata
    • Errata
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