Journal of the Franklin Institute

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Pergamon Press, 1879 - Electronic journals
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Vols. 1-69 include more or less complete patent reports of the U. S. Patent Office for years 1825-59. Cf. Index to v. 1-120 of the Journal, p. [415]

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