863 - Scientific American

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863 - Scientific American

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October 12, 1861 Designed as �A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry and Manufactures,� this 16-page paper contains a wealth of interesting reading. The front page article features �Jones's Angulated Principle of Shipbuilding� with explanation and drawings. Another is devoted to Brown's improved projectile, a Rhode Island invention. War news: Colonel Mulligan's surrender, the Potomac closed cutting off communication between Washington and the Chesapeake Bay. Atlantic Monthly writes about a phenomenon of panic in the Armies. New screw gun boat Unadilla commissioned on September 29th. Dorothea Dix implores women nationwide to knit socks and blankets for wounded soldiers; cotton production reported to be expanding in the South. Two new discoveries: a washing machine by Oakley and an Army scale for weighing supplies. The Hudson River RR Company begins using a dummy engine. A most compelling account, �How A Man Feels Under Fire.� 61 different parts needed to make the Enfield Rifle. Patent granted to J. A. Montgomery for a new canteen. Both content and condition are excellent in this one.
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