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Scientific American Vol. XVII, No. 26. December 28, 1867



Vol. XVII, No. 26. December 28, 1867. A weekly journal of practical information, art, science, mechanics, chemistry, and manufactures.

TitleScientific American Vol. XVII, No. 26. December 28, 1867
AuthorMunn & Co.
PublisherMunn & Co.
Year1867
Copyright1867, Munn & Co.
AmazonScientific American Science Desk Reference

Scientific American. A Weekly Journal Of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, And Manufactures. New York, December 28, 1867

Issue Title.

Vol. XVII, No. 26 [New Series.]

$3.20 per Annum. [Postage Prepaid.]

Scientific American

Established 1845.

Munn & Co., Editors and Proprietors.

Published Weekly At No. 37 Park Row, New York.

O. D. Munn. A. E. Beach.

-Improvement In Hulling And Cleansing Hominy
Many of our readers well remember when hulled corn was a standing winter dish. This was corn or maize the kernels of which were denuded of their hulls by the chemical action of alkalies, which, ho...
-Nitro-Glycerin
Professor Doremus of this city was called as a witness at the inquest upon the bodies of the unfortunate persons killed by the recent explosion at Bergen, N.J. The Professor having previously analyzed...
-Hisert's Adjustable Cultivator Tooth
The object of the device exhibited in the engraving is to allow the teeth of a cultivator to turn slightly and avoid obstructions, while they will follow at all times the line of draft, so that in tur...
-Remedy For Cold Feet In City Cars
Riding down town these cold mornings in the horse cars, the unpleasant sensation of chilled feet reminds us of the plan adopted in France and other parts of Europe to keep the feet of car passengers ...
-Getting Your Money Back
The French are a curious people and one of the novelties of Parisian enterprises is a large warehouse, in which are sold, at retail, all manner of goods, from a diamond necklace to a shoe brush. The p...
-A Gigantic Bridge
A suspension bridge is to be erected by M. Oudry, engineer, over the Straits of Messina, Sicily, from Point Pezzo, on the Calabrian Coast. It is to consist of four spans of 3,281 feet each, elevated a...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims
Issued By The United States Patent Office,. For The Week Ending December 10, 1867. Reported Officially For The Scientific American PATENTS ARE GRANTED FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS the following being a schedu...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 2
71,845.-CONSTRUCTION OF METAL SALVERS.-George Brabrook, (assignor to Reed and Barton), Taunton, Mass. I claim the arrangement and combination of the metallic ring and cap molding together, and with ...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 3
I claim 1st, The endless apron in combination with the hinged adjustable frame, K, operating as described for elevating the earth used in making levees, in the manner and for the purpose set forth. 2...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 4
71,869.-OIL CUP.-John H. Gomer, New York city. I claim the combination of the cap, B, with its screw flange, b, and case, A, provided with suitable tube, C, in the manner and for the purpose herein ...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 5
3d, The combination of the wires, a a a' a', with each other, receptacle, A, and cover of same, as shown and described. 71,882.-COPY BOOK.-Benj. G. Howes, Worcester, Mass. I claim the copy book, co...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 6
2d, The broom shaft, b, and the counter shaft, s, arranged substantially as shown, being held by means of the adjustable rigid straps, y, for the purposes set forth. 3d, The spring clutches, c, gover...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 7
71,907.-MEDICAL COMPOUND.-M. Perl, New Orleans, La. I claim the medical compound herein described, when made by the process and composed of the ingredients herein specified, in the proportions state...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 8
71,919.-METHOD OF HARDENING AND BLEACHING ARTICLES MADE OF SOAPSTONE, TALC, ETC.-Henry Julius Smith, Boston, Mass., assignor to Joseph C. Wightman, Newtonville, N. Y. I claim, 1st, The heating in a ...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 9
2d, Providing the instrument with a spring valve and air tube for regulating the administration of nitrous oxide and other ansthetics, substantially in the manner and for the purposes as herein...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 10
I claim for employment in connection with a loom for weaving with palm leaf or similar weft a mechanism substantially as set forth which automatically presents in succession the entering ends of singl...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 11
2d, The attachment of the ends of the cables or chains at or near the first or shore piers to the longitudinal beams or trusses of stiffened suspension bridges, substantially as set forth. 3d The mea...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 12
Also constructing the socket block, m, with a center socket, t, into which the tail piece of the pillar fits and is confined, substantially as described. Also making the screw spindle removable from ...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 13
3d, Casting graining or other ornamental configurations on conical rolls so as to form a continuous body, for the purposes herein described. 4th, Making die or printing conical rolls in sections, and...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 14
71,992.-WAGON LOCK.-James A. Counts, Indianapolis, Iowa. I claim the catch, g, the bands, h h, the spring, the bar, e, lever, k, for the purposes set forth and described. 71,993.-HAME TUG.-Jas. C. C...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 15
3d, Also, the combination of the damping screw, h, with the arm, and the tooth applied to such arm by a tenon arranged at an obtuse angle with the axis of the tooth as specified. 4th, Also, the arran...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 16
72,020.-CORN SHELLER.-Joseph Gould, Grinnell, Iowa. I claim the roller, C, having its teeth placed upon its face in the manner herein described, and placed within the box between the stationary boar...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 17
2d, A screen for separating the oxide of zinc from the fumes and gases of burning zinc ore, composed of ground cork, hair, wool, sponge, or other suitable or similar material, confined within a suitab...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 18
72,047.-REVERSIBLE SADIRON.-S.M. Johnson, Lockport, N.Y. I claim, 1st, The combination, with a reversible sadiron, A, of the hollow handle, C, forming a reservoir, i, the pipe, D, leg, l, and set sc...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 19
2d, The combination of the perforated rollers, E, ratchet wheels, F, pawls, H1, i add R, adjustable oscillating arm, G1, eccentric rod, L, and eccentric, M, respectively, constructed and arranged subs...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 20
72,072.-CLEANER FOR LAMP CHIMNEYS.-R.B. Musson, Champaign, Ill. I claim a cleaner for lamp chimneys, bottles, and other articles of a similar character, consisting of strips of rubber, or other soft...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 21
72,087.-CHURN.-J.A. Rowley, Vanceburg, Ky. I claim the arrangement substantially as described of the driving wheel, C, shafts, c c', spring, D, notched bracket, E e. and friction pulley, F G, for th...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 22
4th. The combination of the looped rods, w w w, with the arms, v v v, doors, m m' m, and lever, 1, substantially as and for the purpose specified. 5th, The lips or projections, o o, of the doors, m...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 23
72,112.-WASHING MACHINE.-John D Swartz, Milton, Pa I claim, 1st, The slotted aims, g, bearing the shaft, D, and rubber, C, when such arms are connected at their lower ends by the slotted bar, E, thr...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 24
2d, In a vacuum still for distilling oil, the use of a series or coil of steam pipe, placed horizontally, one under another, as a series of evaporating surfaces, substantially as and for the purposes ...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 25
2d, The arrangement or combination of parts hereinbefore described, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, for giving motion to the said vertical dies, b b, and horizontal punch or die, m. 3d,...
-Official Report Of Patents And Claims. Part 26
72,148.-LATHE FOR TURNING SHAFTING.-Aurin Wood, Worcester, Mass. I claim, 1st, The combination with the bed of the lathe, provided with a reservoir or receptacle, as described, of the sliding tool c...
-Pending Applications For Reissues
Application has been made to the Commissioner of Patents for the Reissue of the following Patents, with new claims as subjoined. Parties who desire to oppose the grant of any of these reissues should ...
-Pending Applications For Reissues. Continued
18,872.-BORING MACHINE.-A. Wyckoff (assignee by mesne assignments of La Fayette Stevens), Elmira, N.Y. Dated Dec. 15, 1857. Application for reissue received and filed Nov. 29, 1867. 1st, Ihe hollow ...
-The Last Number Of Volume XVII
We give in this number a full index of the volume of which this is the last issue. No doubt this will be more satisfactory to our readers--those at least who preserve their numbers for binding, and pr...
-Commencement Of A New Volume
With the next number the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN enters upon its twenty-third year. Probably no publication extent will furnish a more complete and exhaustive exhibit of the progress of science and the ar...
-A Change At The Patent Office
T.C. Theaker has resigned as Commissioner of Patents. A number of gentlemen are mentioned as candidates for the succession, prominent among whom are B. T. James and Charles Mason. Mr. James has acted ...
-Obituary
Ebenezer Winship, died at his home in this city Dec. 6, 1867, at the age of 67. A long and eminently useful although unobtrusive life entitles his memory to respect. He commenced his career as a mecha...
-How To Make Intelligent Workmen. Go And Do Likewise
Mr. H. O. Osborn, of Castleton, Vt., in a letter covering an order for a club of subscribers, says:--It may not be uninteresting to you to learn that the last six names are those of young men in my e...
-The Iron-Clads At Sea
In his last annual report to Congress, the Secretary of the Navy thus refers to the cruise of the Miantonomah to Europe and her return and of the Monadnock to San Francisco, voyages the most remarkabl...
-The Scientific American As A Medium Of Business
We seldom publish the favorable opinions expressed by our correspondents when in their letters they allude to this journal. If we chose we could fill columns with notices similar to those which follow...
-Hunt's Improved Steam Packing Piston
Engineers are aware that there are more or less objections to the use of the ordinary spring pistons, owing to the changing tension of the springs, the necessity of frequent adjustment, and the imposs...
-Improvement In Hand Drills
There are frequent occasions in a machine shop where light drilling is required on work it is inconvenient to bring to the lathe. For this the Scotch or ratchet drill, if the job is heavy, is employed...
-Correspondence
The Editors are not responsible for the opinions expressed by their correspondents. ...
-Improved Method Of Securing Cutters On Boring Bars
MESSRS. EDITORS:--Thinking it may be of use to some of the readers of your invaluable paper, I have taken the liberty of sending you a sketch of a new mode of securing the cutter in a boring bar or pi...
-Tides And Their Causes
The phenomenon of the daily tides of our seacoasts and tidal rivers is attributed to the attraction of the moon upon the earth--that the moon draws the earth towards it, and that in drawing the earth ...
-The Great Hoosac Tunnel
Messrs. Editors:--In No. 23, Vol. XVII., of your paper, is an article upon the Hoosac Tunnel, but made up from data nearly a year old, and consequently not correctly representing the tunnel as it is a...
-Horse-Hair Snakes--Wonderful Transformation
Messrs. Editors:--In No. 21, current volume, you referred H. K., of Wis., who had described the horse-hair snake, to page 280, No. 18 current volume, for a reply, which you considered sufficient. Wi...
-Man Proposes, But God Disposes
It may not be generally known that but for one of those accidents which seem to be almost a direct interposition of Providence, Prof. Morse, the originator of the magnetic telegraph, might have been n...
-Extraordinary Effects Of An Earthquake--An American Man-Of-War Carried Over The Tops Of Warehouses And Stranded
[OFFICIAL REPORT.] UNITED STATES STEAMSHIP MONONGAHELA, ST. CROIX, Nov. 21, 1867. Sir:--I have to state, with deep regret, that the United States steamship Monongahela, under my command, is now ly...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents
Under this heading we shall publish weekly notes of some of the more prominent home and foreign patents. Wardrobe Nathan Turner, West Lynn, Mass.-This invention consists in a movable or swinging a...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 2
Railroad Chair Leander Pollock, Matteawan, N.Y.-This invention consists in making the chair of two pieces, each piece consisting of one cheek and of a portion of the case. When the two pieces are con...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 3
Corn Plow John Snyder, Williamsfield, Ohio.-This invention has for its object to furnish an improved plow for plowing and hoeing corn, which shall be simple and strong in construction and will do its...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 4
Combined Seat And Desk Rev Allen H. Burn, May's Landing, N. J.-The present invention relates to the combination of a desk or lid with a seat or bench, such lid or desk being hinged to the back of the...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 5
Combined Try Square And Bevel Samuel N. Batchelder, Prairie du Chien, Wis.-This invention consists in attaching the blade of a try square to the stock in such a manner that it can be set and fastened...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 6
Window Screen A. W. Griffith, Roxbury, Mass.-This invention relates to an improvement in window screens, and consists in a screen wound round a spring roller at foot of a window, and attached to the ...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 7
Suction Of Vacuum Pump And Blower John Doyle and Timothy A. Martin, New York City.-This invention consists in arranging valves and air passages with a hollow cylinder or drum having an oscillating mo...
-Recent American And Foreign Patents. Part 8
Machine For Sharpening Saws E. B. Rich, South Boston, Mass.-This invention relates to a machine for the sharpening of saw blades, whether straight or circular, and consists in the combination of a re...
-Answers To Correspondents
Correspondents who expect to receive answers to their letters must, in all cases, sign their names. We have a right to know those who seek information from us; besides, as sometimes happens, we may pr...
-Business And Personal
The charge for insertion under this head is 50 cents a line. Parties in want of Fine Tools or Machinists' Supplies send for price list to Goodnow & Wightman, 23 Cornhill, Boston, Mass. Pattern Lette...
-Manufacturing, Mining, And Railroad Items
For the benefit of the Union Pacific railroad, the base of the Rocky Mountains has been fixed at the base of the Black Hills, a distance of 6.637 miles west of Cheyenne, and, according to the railway ...
-Patent Office Decisions On Appeal. Useful Compounds Are Patentable--The Applicant Not Required To Prove The Function Of Each Ingredient
S.H. HODGES for the Board of Examiners-in Chief. Application Of Rew For A Patent For Preventing And Curing Swine Cholera The applicant's specific is composed of a number of medical articles, the nat...









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