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Decoration of the New Houses of Parlia- Gilding, Real and Spurious, 179.
ment, 95.

Glass and Iron, New Method of Making, 132.
Decoration, Principles of, 6.

British, 35.
Decorations at Drury-lane Theatre, 164.

; Origin of, 123.
-- Ironmongers' Hall, 15.

- Painting, 115.
-- Sir R. Peel's, 7.

Stoppers, Drawing from Decanters, 144.
Decorative Education, 68.

, to Break in any Required Direction, 119.
-- Progress, 84. -

Glossary, Letter A, 57, 65, 73, 81, 89; B, 89,
Designs on Metallic Surfaces, 189.

97, 105, 113, 121; C, 121, 129, 137, 145, 153,
Discovery by Accident, 30.

161, 169, 177, 185, 193.
Dissolving Views, 96.

Glue, 151.
Doncaster Race-Cup, 150.

- Method of Improving, 136.
Drill-Stock, Moseley's, 37.

Gold and Silver Inks, 144.
Durham Cathedral, 58.

Mines of the Ural Mountains, 21.
Dutch Bricks, 114.

- Size, 112.
Dwellings for the Industrial Classes, 75. Government School of Design, 63, 148.

Gotlic Architecture, 179.
Easy Chair, 43.

Gothism, 85.
Education, Science, and Art, 24.

Gravitation, 40. .
Egyptians, Wisdom of the Ancient, 35. Grease Stains, &c., to Remove, 119.
Electric Clock, 186.

Great Britain, 139.
– Progress, 107.

Grecian Architecture, 37.
- Telegraph, 56.

Green Paint, 136,
-, a Description of, 2, 11, 19. Ground Glass, 200.

- Extension of, 135. Gun-Cotton, 26, 72.
Electricity, Velocity of, 99.

- First Arrival of, in India, 7.
Elizabethian Architecture, 16.

Gunpowder, Invention of, 142.
Endless Leathern Strops, 80.

-- Engine, 192.
Envelopes, 199.

Gun Trade, Origin of, in Birmingham, 10.
Establishment, Immense, 57.

Gutta Percha, 24.
Etching on Glass, 120.

Gymnasium at Primrose-hill, 191.
Euclid, 16.
Explosions, Prevention of, in Powder Maga- Hall-Chair, Design for a, 149.
zines, 48.

Hann's Treatise on the Steam-Engine, 8.
Exports of Manufactured Cotton, 111. Hard-Wood, &c., on the Modes of Working

into Shape, 111.
Fac-Similes, 152.

Heights which cannot be Measured, to obtain,
Factitious Garnets, 168.

| 123.
Fine Arts, 6.

Heraldic Ornament, 141.
Fireplaces, Antique, 151.

Holtzapffel, 8.
Fireproof and Waterproof Cement, 123.

Horn, to Dye, 84.
Fires in Chimneys, 172.

Horse-Power, 136.
Fishstand, Design for a, 46.

Household Book of Practical Receipts, 95.
Floorcloths, on the Manufacture of, 74.

House of Lords, 17, 31.
Foliage as applied to Ornament, 20, 36, 44, 52,
60, 108.

Imitation Carved Ivory, 120.
Fontainbleau, 40.

Impediments to Art in England, 49.
Foul Air, 8.

Impure Water, 114.
- Effects of, 83.

India, Steam Communication with, 139.
Franklin's Grave, 29.

Indian Fabrics, 46.
French Polish, 197.

Ink, Material for Diluting, 192.
Fresco, Definition of, 24.

Inkstand, Design for an, 53.
Paintings of India, 24.

Interior Decoration, 35.
Fresh Water, 16.

Iron, 71.
Fresque Mixturale, 30.

- Fronted Edifices, 179.
Furniture, to Polish, 51.

- in the Roman States, 150.

-Lock-Gates, 72.
Garden Decoration, 59.

produced by Sweden, 128.

Trade in France, 183.
Gas, 192.
Bracket, Design for a, 157.

Itinarium, the, 62.
Consumers, Brief Hints to, 146.

Ivy on Churches, 68.
Geometry, First Steps to,-Definitions, 4, 14,

22, 27, 38; Problems, 45, 54, 58, 69, 77. 85. / Knives, 119.
94, 99, 107, 119, 126, 133.

Lamb's New Life-Boat, 166.
Geometric System of the Ancient Architects, Leaden Cisterns, 148.
123.

Lenses, New Mode of Cleaning, 106.
Gilding and Polishing Iron and Steel, 168. Life Assurance, 118.
History of, 83.

Lighthouses, Improvements in, 135.
on Glass, 144.

Lighting by Electricity, 77.
Picture-Frames, 144.

-, Progress of, 55.

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Linen Cloth, to Thicken, 104.

Pendulum Clock, 130.
Linseed Oil, 106.

Perpetual Motion, 58.
Literature, 8.

Pews, 37.
Litharge, 128.

Phosphorescence of the River Wye, 183.
Lodging-houses, Experimental, in Glasgow, 8€. Photographic Instruments, 55.
London and Windsor Railway, 131.

-- Pictures, 48.
Loo Table, Design for a, 69.

Photography, 15, 178.

Phosphorus, &c., 32.
Magnetic Telegraph, a New Effect of, 131. Piles, Driving, 49.

Wonders of the, 180. Platinum, Discovery of, in France, 195.
Magnets, New Mode of Making Artificial, 195. Porcelain Vase, 2.
Mahogany, to Remove Stains from, 119.

Portable Glue, 8.
Malleable Glass, 90.

Portwine on the Steam-Engine, 171, 182.
Manifold Writers, 184.

Pottery, 135.
Maple-Wood Imitating, 102, 112.

Art of, 79, 87.
Masonry, Iron-work in, 66.

Print, Earliest Known, 15.
Medals, Mixture for Taking Casts from, 143. Printing Ink, 152
Mediæval Architecture, 98.

- Roller, New, 67.
Megaloscope, the, 56.

Progress in Turkey, 88.
Mehemet Ali, 116.

Projectile Compounds, Force of, 175.
Mensuration of Superfices, 134, 138, 149, 157, Propelling Power, a New, 159.
163, 173, 177, 190, 194.

Public Works in Ireland, 159.
Metal Gilding, 96.
| Metallic Address Cards, 131.

Raft, an Enormous, 139.
Metals, Recipe for Varnishing, 56.

Railroads in New England, 146.
Mezzotinto, Discovery of, 166.

Railway Accident at Chester, 61.
Mineral Wealth of this Country, 67.

Railways in Ireland, 158.
Mineralogical Spar, Artificial, 195.

Red Colour for Glass, 24.
Mining, 101.

Reform Clubhouse, 24.
Mississippi, Singular Discovery in, 63. Remington's Aerial Bridge, 173.
Modern Antiques, 23.

Registering Designs, Advantages of, 2.
Monumental Brasses, 147.

Restorations in Takely Church, 67.
Morpeth, Lord, on Schools of Design, 147. Royal Academy, a Hint for thé, 199.
Mosaic Gold, 72.

- Institute of British Architects, 34.
Mosque in Cairo, 15.

- Italian Opera, 9.
Motive Power, New, 66.

Rules of Art, 132.
Mozart's House and Statue, 56.

Russia and Foreign Artisans, 199.
Muffle, the, 16.

Rust, 184.
Murdock's Improved Paints, &c., 187.

St. George's Catholic Church, 64.
National Gallery, 170.

St. Simon's Church, 128.
National Monument to Shakspere, 3.

Sashes, to Remove Glass from Old, 10.
Necessity the Mother of Invention, 24.

Scagliola, 136.
Nelson Monument, 92.

Scenery and Decoration of Theatres, 33, 46.
New House of Commons, 160.

Scene-Painting, 118.
- Medal, 133.
Niagara Wire Bridge, 10.

Schools of Design, 93, 101, 120, 198.

- in France, 32.
Noiseless Carriage Wheels, 74.

- of the Society of Britieh Artists, &c, 172.

Sculpture, 170, 197.
“ Oberon," the, 35.

Seal-Engravers' Cement, 69.
Oil Colour Cakes, 150.

Sealing-Wax, 118.
— from Stone, 115.

Sensitive Pictures, 168.
Official Error, 142.

Shading of Architectural Drawings, 128.
Omnibus, Improved Form of, 10.

Shop-Fronts, &c., 50.
Organs, Proposed Improvement in, 91.

Shop-Front, Italian Style, Design for, 25.
Ornament, on the Application of, 180, 188.

Short Time on Saturdays, 72, 85, 143.
Ornamental Drawing, Rules for, 28, 92, 100,

Shrewsbury and Chester Railway, Accident
| 109, 116, 125, 177, 189.

on, 37.
Ornamental Leading of Windows, 125.

Society of Arts, 156, 166.
- Paper-Hanging, 117.

Solution to Preserve Wood, 8.
Ornamenting Wood in the Lathe, 96.

- for the Protection of Stonework, 94.
Ovens in Dwelling-houses, 63.

Stained Glass in Norwich Cathedral, 7.

- Ancient, 90.
Painted Decorations, 155.

Stains for Wood, 125.
- Walls, 184.

Statistics of Railway Employment, 121.
Paint Lettering, to Remove, 102.

Steam-Boiler Explosions, 136, 152.
- , to Remove, 88.

Steel, Method of Blueing and Gilding, 159.
Paper, Prof. Schöenbein's Improved, 151.

Pens, Electro Gilding, 63.
- Sizing of, 32.

Steering-Wheel, a New, 191.
Papier-Mâchẽ, 25, 34, 41, 53.

| Strength of Materials, 127.

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Stucco Varnish, 15.

Watch-Springs, 122.
Summer-house, a Crystal, 16.

— Trade in Switzerland, Origin of, 158.
Supply of Water to Romé and London, 82. Watering Machine, New, 110.
Suspension Bridges, 59.

Water in Place of Oil, 130.
Suspension Bridge across the Danube, 155. Wax, Mode of Application as a Preservative
- over the Ohio, 142.

of Stone, Marble. &c., 72.

Waxed Paper, 152.
Terro-Metallic Ware, to Cut or Fit, 164. Wellington Statue, the, 128.
Timber Mining in America, 131.

Westminster Hall, 40.
Transferring Engravings, 168.

- Exhibition in, 88.
- Forms, &c., to Paper, 80.

- Gratuitous Admission to, 72.
Tunnel at Liverpool, 37.'

White Lead, 182.

Winckleman on the Ornamental in Archi-
Vacuum, New Means of Producing a, 184.

1 tecture, 30.
Valve, the Hydrostatic, 80.

Window Cornice, Design for a, 133.
Value and Purpose of Decorative Design, 76.

— of St. Peter's Church, Sudbury, 45.
Varnishes, 114. 127, 134, 140, 150, 154, 162, 175.

5. Wood, Process for Preserving; Sir H. Bur-
Ventilation, 3, 186..

nett's, 75.
Victoria Lobby, 64.

- Mr. Tref !
Vulcanised Indian Rubber, 67.

fey's, 77.

Wootz, 24.
Wales, a Wonder of the World, 189..

Worksop Spreadoak, 111.
Watches, &c., Process of Gilding Wheelwork
of, 51.

Yellow Colour, 80.

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