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Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures.   By:

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

A WEEKLY JOURNAL OF PRACTICAL INFORMATION, ART, SCIENCE, MECHANICS, CHEMISTRY, AND MANUFACTURES.

NEW YORK, MARCH 18, 1871.

Vol. XXIV. No. 12. [NEW SERIES.]

$3 per Annum [IN ADVANCE.]

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.

MUNN & CO., Editors and Proprietors.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY AT

NO. 37 PARK ROW (PARK BUILDING), NEW YORK.

O. D. MUNN. S. H. WALES. A. E. BEACH.

VOL. XXIV., NO. 12 ... [NEW SERIES.] Twenty sixth Year

NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1871.

CONTENTS:

(Illustrated articles are marked with an asterisk.)

Knots and Splices 175 Influence of Cold on Iron and Steel. 176 Oak Graining in Oil Colors 176 Knots and Splices (Explanation) 177 Hartford Steam Boiler and Insurance Co.'s Report 177 Improved Spiral Spring for Railway Carriages 178 Portable Writing and Copying Case 178 How Walking sticks are Made 178 Flowering of the Victoria Regia 178 Jute 178 Ventilation of the Liverpool Tunnel 178 Impregnating Wood with Tar, etc. 178 Boardman's Combined Tool 179 Belt Tightener 179 Some Things I don't want in the Building Trades 179 Action of the Reciprocating Parts of Steam Engines 179 Answer to Practical Problem 179 Reciprocating Parts of Steam Engines 179 Test for White Lead 180 How to Build a Chimney 180 Crystallized Honey 180 Rambles for Relics. No. 2 180 Silk Culture 181 Universal Boring Machine 182 Combined Trunk and Rocking chair 182 Cosmetics 182 Smith's Infant Dining chair 182 The Medicines of the Ancients 182 Barnes Ventilator for Mattresses 182 Exhibition of the National Photographic Association 182 A Scientific and Technical Awakening 183 The Sherman Process 183 Rubber Tires for Traction Engines 183 Central Shaft of the Hoosac Tunnel 184 A Museum of Art and Natural History 184 Report of Judges, American Institute Fair. The Allen Engine 184 Lyceum of Natural History 184 Warming and Ventilating Railroad Cars 184 The Mineral Resources of Missouri 185 Scientific Intelligence 185 American Institute of Mining Engineers 185 Consumption of Sugar, Coffee, and Tea 185 Unpleasant Discovery in the Patent Office 185 Substitute for Albumen in Photography (omitted) 185 Louisiana State Fair 185 Test for Purity of Water 185 New Books and Publications 185 Business and Personal 186 Answers to Correspondents 186 Applications for the Extension of Patents 186 Recent American and Foreign Patents 187 Queries 187 Inventions Patented in England by Americans 187 List of Patents 187

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