Contains instructional essays on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to: the art of making gun flints, the construction of a movable table for the use of engravers, preparing ox-gall, blowing up rocks under water, the manufacture of iron and steel wire and gilt buttons, methods of telegraphic signalling (including smoke signals), and methods for preparing varnishes. Also contains numerous reports on topics such as: spontaneous combustion, the effect of magnetism on time-pieces, the remains of a woolly mammoth, the wines and champagne of France, the construction of theaters (and their acoustical properties), the qualities of rapeseed oil, and many other topics.
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