The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette, Volume 27

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M. Salmon, 1837 - Industrial arts
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Contents

Theory of the Universe and reply to the Objections of Opponents By Mr T
41
Porters Progress of the Nation
42
Turkish Penny Magazine
48
Description of a Hollow Cylindroidal Rail for Railways By J R
49
Defence of Mr Herapath from the Attacks of PhiloDavy and Mr Meredith By Veritas
58
Greek Penny Magazine
59
H Huntley Fuel March 14 64 J Bunnett Window Shutters June 5 288
64
Description of a Machine for covering Co║per Wire with thread for ElectroMagnetic
65
Description of an improved Balloon of Caoutchouc Cloth By Lama
71
Stuarts History of the Steam Engine 104 Laird and Oldfields Steam Voyage up the Niger 411
75
Description of Lamberts Patent DoubleAction Pump By Mr William Baddeley
81
D║riptive Notice of the Soanean Museum and on the Means of Admission thereto
89
On the Theory of Combustion Rarefaction c By A Y
91
On the Velocity of Rivers Currents and appa
92
Locher Tanning 94 J L Granger preserving Milk
96
Description of an Instrument for dividing Swing Wheels and Pallets By Mr Ben
97
Invention of the Steam Engine
104
Remarks on O N s Objections to Mr Evanss Calculation of the Distance travelled
109
On the Effect of the Tailors working position on Health By Mr R Mills Tailor
115
Observations on the Application of Expansive
119
Estimate of the Quantity of Water discharged
126
Statement of Experiment with Captain Ericssons Patent Propeller
130
Report of Fires in Paris from 1831 to 1836 By Mr William Baddeley
136
Report of the Committee on the London
140
Description of a Hearse and Mourning Coach combined By Mr J R Croft
145
Description of an Hydraulic Weighing Machine By Mr J P Holebrook 148 229
151
Steam Navigation of the Atlantic Bennetts
155
Description of Mr Wivells Fire Escape By Mr Abrm Wivell
161
Fire Escape Regulations
164
On the Fire at St Katherines Docks and Spontaneous Combustion By Mr
169
Strength of Copper Boilers
174
Description of Symingtons Patent Boiler
218
Report of the Military Engineers on the Brigh
219
Description of Tilleys Metallic Garden Engine By Mr William Baddeley
226
Notice of Mr Murphys pretended Weather Predictions
232
Scientific Knowledge of the Ancients
234
On the Protection of Steam Ships from Fire By Mr William Baddeley
247
Report of Commons Committee on the Thames
251
Dynamometric Check 15 The Island of Juan Fermandez
255
On Mr Cockings Parachute Ascent c
258
Notice of a Discovery of a Means of directing Balloons By Pneumodoiptoros
264
Suggestion of Improvements in Punctuation By
292
Description of a Simple Oxyhydrogen Blowpipe By Sciolisterus
306
Note on the Autographs of William IV and Gueen Victoria
312
Ancient Colours ib New Materials for Paper
319
Description of Merryweathers Metallic Valves for Fire Engines By Mr Wm Baddeley
324
Fine Arts The Napoleon Medal ib Immense Tuns
330
Description of Hutchisons Wet and Dry Lime Gas Purifier and Account of early Experi
337
On the Theory of the Velocipede By A Constant Reader
349
On the Utility of the Payment of Rewards to Fire Engine Keepers By Mr wi Baddeley
363
Silkworm Rearing Apparatus ib Steam Communication with India
366
Description of the Baron De Bodes Patent Capstan
377
Qn Coads Plan for consuming Smoke By Playfair
395
Note on Mr Pistruccis Claim of the Invention of a new Method of Medal Striking
401
New Surveying Instrument ib Arsenic in Candles ib
408
Description of Improvements in the Mariners Compass By William Ettrick Esq
409
Hints for new ManufacturesLay FiguresSteel Violin BowsLocomotive Engine
415
Account of the Paris and St Germain Railway
426
Account of the Appearance of a Lumar Rainbow By Mr John Fordred
432
A New Fireproof Dress 192 Filtering Machines and Infernal Machines
434
NEW PATENTS
443
Nickels Caoutchouc April 29 128 R Griffiths making Burrs or Nutts August 5
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