Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887 by Various


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November 19,1887, by Various

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Title: Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887

Author: Various

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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT NO. 620




NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 18, 1997

Scientific American Supplement. Vol. XXIV., No. 620.

Scientific American established 1845

Scientific American Supplement, $5 a year.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.


I. ARCHITECTURE--Bristol Cathedral--The history and description of
this ancient building, with large illustration.--1 illustration. 9904

II. BIOGRAPHY--Oliver Evans and the Steam Engine.--The work of this
early pioneer, hitherto but slightly recognized at his true
worth as an inventor. 9896

III. CHEMISTRY--The Chemistry of the Cotton Fiber--By Dr. BOWMAN--An
interesting investigation, showing the variation in composition
in different cottons. 9909

Synthesis of Styrolene. 9910

Notes on Saccharin. 9910

Alcohol and Turpentine. 9910

IV. ENGINEERING--Auguste's Endless Stone Saw--A valuable improvement,
introducing the principle of the band saw, and producing a
horizontal cut--10 illustrations. 9896

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