866 Scientific American

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866 Scientific American

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November 9, 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. Front page features Clifton’ Loom for weaving belting and other articles - article explains the structure, use and the products it produced. Lengthy article about the military and naval situation. Articles about Generals McClellan and Halleck, an explanation of Newton’s discovery of the spectrum, how the mortising auger works, chemistry facts and new inventions. Ball’s combined Army camp chest and stove, Ashold’s folding camp stool, a report from the Sanitary Commission. Pacific Telegraph is completed, story of the war steamer Merrimac’s being raised and converted to a battering ram. [trim and make a couple of tape repairs].