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Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XIV, No. 358.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.


I. ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS. Hydraulic Filtering Press for Treating Oleaginous Seeds. Details of construction and manipulation. 15 figures

Laurent & Collot's Automatic Injection Pump. 6 figures.

Improved Dredger. 1 figure. One ton bucket dredge.

History of the Fire Extinguisher.

How to Tow a Boat. 1 figure.

Railways of Europe and America.

Locomotive Painting. By JOHN S. ATWATER.

Crackle Glass. New Process.

How Marbles are Made.

II. TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY. Drawing Room Photography.

A New Method of Preparing Photographic Gelatine Emulsion by Precipitation of the Bromide of Silver. By FRANZ STOLZE.

Taylor's Freezing Microtome. 1 figure.

Vincent's Chloride of Methyl Ice Machine. 10 figures. Longitudinal and transverse sections of freezer. Half plan of freezer. Longitudinal and vertical sections and plan of pump. Details. Vertical section of the liquefier.

Carbonic Acid in the Air. By M. DUMAS.

Influence of Aqueous Vapor on the Explosion of Carbonic Oxide and Oxygen. By HAROLD B. DIXON.

Composition of Beers Made Partly from New Grain.

III. BOTANY, HORTICULTURE, ETC. Double Buttercups. 1 figure.

Ligustrum Quihoui. 1 figure.

Raphiolepis Japonica. 1 figure.

Rivina Lævis.

Apples in Store.

IV. ELECTRICITY, LIGHT, HEAT. ETC. Before it happened. How the telegraph gets ahead of time.

The Ader Relay. By R.G. BROWN.

The Platinum Water Pyrometer. By J.C. HOADLEY. 2 figures. Description of apparatus. Heat carriers. Manipulating.

V. HYGIENE AND MEDICINE. ETC. The British Sanitary Congress. Address of President Galton. The causes of disease. Researches of Pasteur, Lister, Koch, Klebs, etc Germ theory of malaria. Cholera. The water question. Effects of sewering. Influence of smoke and fogs. Importance of a circulation of air. Health conditions of different classes. Economic advantages of sanitary measures.

Psychological Development in Children. By G.J. ROMANES.

The Racial Characteristics of Man.

Eccentricity and Idiosyncrasy. By DR. WM. A. HAMMOND.

Pyorrhea Alveolaris By DR. J.M. RIGGS. A curious disease of the teeth and its treatment.

Sulphur as a Preservative against Marsh Fever.

VI. ARCHITECTURE, ART, ETC. The New Parliament Building, Berlin. 4 figures. Thiersch's design. Portrait, Prof. Thiersch. Wallot's design. Portrait of M.P. Wallot.

VII. ASTRONOMY, ETC On Determining the Sun's Distance by a New Method. By T.S.H. EYTINGE.

Professor Haeckel on Darwin.


In the accompanying engravings are represented the two prize designs for the new Capitol or Parliament Building at Berlin, of which one is by Prof. Friedrich Thiersch, of Munich, and the other by Mr. Paul Wallot, of Frankfurt a. M., the portraits of which gentlemen are also shown. The jury has decided that Mr. Wallot's design shall be executed. The building is to be erected on the Pariser Platz, near the Brandenburger Thor, in Berlin. Mr. Wallot's design will have to be somewhat changed before it can be carried out, for he has arranged the main entrance in the side of the building, and that has not satisfied the jury, as they wish to have the entrance of the Capitol more imposing. The building is provided with four corner pavilions and with a large, highly ornamented, square dome, below which the Reichsrath Chamber, or Hall of Representatives, is located... Continue reading book >>

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