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Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XIV, No. 363.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.


I. ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS. The New York Canals. Their history, dimensions, and commercial influence

Cottrau's Locomotive for Ascending Steep Grades. 1 figure

Bachmann's Steam Drier 3 figures

H. S. Parmelee's Patent Automatic sprinkler. 2 figures

Instrument for Drawing Converging Straight Lines. 10 figures

Feed Water Heater and Purifier. By GEO. S. STRONG. 2 figures

Paper Making "Down East."

Goulier's Tube Gauge. 1 figure. Plan and longitudinal and transverse sections

Soldering Without an Iron

Working Copper Ores at Spenceville

II. TECHNOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY New Method of Detecting Dyes on Yarns and Tissues. By JULES JOFFRE. Reagents. Red colors. Violet colors

Chevalet's Condenso purifier for Gas. 2 figures. Elevation and plan

Artificial Ivory

Creosote Impurities. By Prof P. W. BEDFORD

III. ELECTRICITY. ETC. Sir William Thomson's Pile 2 figures

Siemens' Telemeter. 1 figure. Siemens electric telemeter

Physics Without Apparatus. Experiment in static electricity. 1 figure

The Cascade Battery. By F. HIGGINS. 1 figure

Perfectly Lovely Philosophy

IV. ASTRONOMY, ETC. The Comet as seen from the Pyramids near Cairo, Egypt. 1 figure

Sunlight and skylight at High Altitudes. Influence of the atmosphere upon the solar spectrum. Observations of Capt. Abney and Professor Langley. 2 figures

How to Establish a True Meridian

V. MINERALOGY. The Mineralogical Localities in and Around New York City, and the Minerals Occurring Therein. By NELSON H. DAKTON. Part III. Hoboken minerals. Magnesite. Dolomite. Brucite. Aragonite. Serpentine. Chromic iron Datholite. Pectolite. Feldspar. Copper mines, Arlington, N.J. Green malachite. Red oxide of copper. Copper glance. Erubescite

VI. ENTOMOLOGY. The Buckeye Leaf Stem Borer

Defoliation of Oak Trees by Dryocampa senatoria in Perry County, Pa.

Efficacy of Chalcid Egg Parasites

On the Biology of Gonatopis Pilosus , Thoms

Species of Otiorhynchadae Injurious to Cultivated Plants

VII. ART, ARCHITECTURE, ETC. Monteverde's Statue of Architecture. Full page illustration, Lit Architectura . By JULI MONTEVERDE

Design for a Gardener's Cottage. 1 figure

VIII. HYGIENE AND MEDICINE. Remedy for Sick Headache

IX. ORNITHOLOGY. Sparrows in the United States. Effects of acclimation, etc.

X. MISCELLANEOUS. James Prescott Joule, with Portrait. A sketch of the life and investigations of the discoverer of the mechanical equivalent of heat. By J. T. BOTTOMLEY

The Proposed Dutch International Colonial and General Export Exhibition. 1 figure. Plan of the Amsterdam Exhibition


Some centuries ago, the appearance of so large a comet as is now interesting the astronomical world, almost contemporaneously with our victory in Egypt, would have been looked upon as an omen of great portent, and it is a curious coincidence that the first glimpse Sir Garnet Wolseley had of this erratic luminary was when standing, on the eventful morning of September 13, 1882, watch in hand, before the intrenchments of Tel el Kebir, waiting to give the word to advance. As may be seen in our sketch, the comet is seen in Egypt in all its magnificence, and the sight in the early morning from the pyramids (our sketch was taken at 4 A... Continue reading book >>

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