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NEW YORK, MAY 9, 1885

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XIX, No. 488.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

Scientific American and Supplement, $7 a year.


PAGE I. CHEMISTRY. Notes on Three New Chinese Fixed Oils. Tea oil. Cabbage oil. Wood oil. Paper read by R. H. DAVIES before the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. 7798

II. ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS. A Visit to the Creusot Works. Giving a description of the works and the projects undertaken by the proprietors. With full page of engravings illustrating the Hall of Forges and the 100 ton steam hammer. 7784

Le Creusot. Extract of the report of the visit of the American Gun Foundry Board to these works. 7784

Plan for the Elevated Railway at Paris. 4 figures. 7785

Engineering Inventions since 1862. By Sir F. J. BRAMWELL. Bridge construction. Pneumatic Foundations. Construction of tunnels. Canals and river improvements. Military engineering appliances. Uses of cement. Preservation of wood. 7787

III. PHYSICS, ELECTRICITY, ETC. Electric Light Apparatus for Military Purposes. With engraving. 7790

Electricity and Magnetism. By Prof. F. E. NIPHER. 7790

The Hydrodynamic Researches of Prof. Bjerknes. By C. W. COOKE. 5 figures. 7791

Electrotyping. With a full description of the process. 7793

A New Seismograph. With engraving. 7793

IV. ART AND ARCHITECTURE. The Cathedral of the Incarnation at Garden City. 7787

Movable Market Buildings. 7 figures and engraving of movable flower market at Paris. 7788

Dinocrates' Project. With three engravings of landscapes showing human profiles. 7789

The Babylonian Palace. 7798

V. HORTICULTURE. The Stone Pine (Pinus Pinea). With engraving. 7797

VI. HYGIENE, ETC. The Otoscope. With engraving. 7794

State Provision for the Insane. By C. M. HUGHES, M.D. 7794

VII. MISCELLANEOUS. The Xylophone. 2 engravings. 7793

The Courage of Originality. 7795

A Circular Bowling Alley. With engraving. 7795

Patent Office Examination of Inventions. 7795

The Universal Exposition at Antwerp, Belgium. With full page engraving. 7797

The Art of Breeding. 7798


We give in this number of our SUPPLEMENT several articles with illustrations, for which we are indebted to La Nature . They are entitled Electric Light Apparatus for Military Purposes, The Otoscope, A New Seismograph, Dinocrates' Project, The Xylophone, Plan of an Elevated Railway for Paris.


Here we are at the great forge (Fig. 1), that wonderful creation which has not its like in France, that gigantic construction which iron has wholly paid for, and which covers a space of twenty four acres. We first remark two puddling halls, each of which contains 50 furnaces and 9 steam hammers... Continue reading book >>

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