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Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881   By:

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Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XII, No. 299.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.



I. ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS. On the Progress and development of the Marine Engine. Marine engines. The marine boiler. Steel boilers. Corrosion of boilers. How the marine engine may be improved. Consumption of fuel. Evaporative efficiency of marine locomotive boilers. Screw propellers

Steam Ferry Boats of the Port of Marseilles. 2 figures. Transverse and longitudinal sections

Opening of a New English Dock. 1 figure

Improved Grain Elevator. 1 figure

Improved Dredger. 1 figure. Single bucket dipper dredger

Railway Alarm Whistle

Furnace for the Manufacture of Sulphide of Carbon. 1 figure

Brouardel's Dry Inscribing Manometer. 1 figure. Gas indication of manometer

Centrifugal Apparatus for Casting Metals. 4 figures. Centrifugal metal moulding apparatus

Apparatus for the Manufacture of Wood Pulp. 2 figures. Dresel's wood pulp apparatus

Recent Progress of Industrial Science. Presidential address, Convention of Mechanical Engineers

The Hoboken Drainage Problem

II. TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY On some Recent Improvements in Lead Processes. By NORMAN C. COOKSON

Apparatus Used in Berlin for the Preparation of Gelatine Plates. I. Mixing apparatus. II. Digestive apparatus. III. Triturating apparatus IV. Washing apparatus 3 figures

How To Make Emulsions In Hot Weather. By A. L. HENDERSON

The Distillation and Rectification of Alcohols by the Rational Use of Low Temperatures. By RAOUL PICTET. 1 figure. Pictet's apparatus for the rectification of alcohol by cold

The Removal of Noxious Vapors from Roasting Furnace Gases

New Gas Exhauster. 1 figure

Advance in the Price of Glycerine

Analysis of Oils or Mixtures of Oils Used for Lubricating Purposes

Nitrate of Amyl

III. ELECTRICITY, ETC. The Electric Light in Earnock Colliery

Lightning and Telephone Wires

Conditions of Flames Under the Influence of Electricity

The Electric Stop Motion in the Cotton Mill

Electrolytic Determinations and Separations. By ALEX, and M. A. VON REIS. Determination of cobalt. Nickel Iron. Zinc. Manganese. Bismuth. Lead. Copper. Cadmium. Tin. Antimony. Arsenic. Separation of iron from manganese. Iron from Aluminum

IV. MEDICINE, SURGERY, ETC. Treatment of Acute Rheumatism. By ALFRED M. STILLE, M.D.

Method in Madness

Simple Methods to Staunch Accidental Hemorrhage. By EDWARD BORCK, M.D. Bleeding from upper arm. From arteries in the upper third of the arm. From the thigh. From the foot

Hot Water Compresses in Tetanus and Trismus

V. AGRICULTURE, ETC. The Cultivation of Pyrethrum and Manufacture of Powder

Trials of String Sheaf Binders at Derby, England

The Culture of Strawberries. Garden culture. Field culture

Some Hardy Flowers for Midsummer

The Time Consuming Match

VI. ARCHITECTURE, ART, ETC. Suggestions in Decorative Art. 1 figure. Silver ewer by Odiot, Paris

Artists' Homes. No. l4. Bent's Brook, Holmwood, Surrey, Eng. 6 figures. Perspective, elevations, and plans

VII. OBITUARY. Achille Delesse, eminent as geologist and mineralogist


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