2005 Yearly archive
Egg-Beater Wind Plane Imitates Hovering Flight of Eagle (Oct, 1934)

Egg-Beater Wind Plane Imitates Hovering Flight of Eagle

Revolving blades resembling somewhat the working parts of an egg beater replace wings and tail stabilizers on the “cycloidal flying machine,” an airplane designed to reproduce the best features of an eagle’s flight.

A seven foot model of the unusual craft has already been built in the aeornautical laboratories of the University of Washington by its inventor, Dr. Frederick K. Kirsten. The novel wing mechanism is expected to give higher speeds, hovering flight, and slower landings.

MEN – KILL for MONEY (Mar, 1937)


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Crisp Bacon in 90 Seconds (May, 1968)

Crisp Bacon in 90 Seconds

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Grip Snip (Aug, 1953)

Man, that woman gets really excited about pliers!



Climaxing the mystery yarn of 50 years ago was the instant the intrepid spy or detective clicked his concealed camera, capturing the evidence. Cameras were bulkier then, byt designers disguised them ingeniously. These cameras are displayed at the George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y. Opera glasses and pistols are sure-fire giveaways for spies, yet that didn’t deter the designers. Those in Photo 1 are cameras in disguise. That harmless-looking man surveying land near the Army base was really a spy and his thotolite, like te one in Photo 2, was a camera! The dapper detective was never without his cane because it had a camera in its handle, Photo 3. Back in 1890, the ascot tie, Photo 4, was the mark of a gentleman, but this one had a built-in camera, its lense forming the stickpin. Cruder but just as efficient is the circular camera that shoots through a buttonhole, Photo 5.

Did we HAVE to hire a boy with skin like that? (Jan, 1936)

Don’t let adolescent pimples keep you from getting ahead!

Important glands develop during the adolescent years – 13 to 25. This causes disturbances throughout the body. Waste poisons in the blood irritate the skin, causing pimples.

Fleishmann’s Yeast clears up these adolescent pimples…by clearing the poisonous skin irritants out of your blood.

Ead Fleishmann’s Yeast 3 times a day, before meals, untill skin clears.



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Machine Speeds Bottle Returns (May, 1960)

I personally prefer those machines that shred your cans, but none the less, an origination.

Machine Speeds Bottle Returns

At least one waiting line might be shortened if a supermarket installed this bottle-return machine in its parking lot. You’d slip bottles into sized openings. The machine would calculate the refund, issue a slip, and move the bottles inside on a belt.

Tanks Simplify Bullfrog Culture (Jun, 1939)

Friday Animals for Profit Blogging:

Tanks Simplify Bullfrog Culture

COMPLETE protection against all natural enemies, perpetual shade, adequate feeding, abolition of
cannibalism, elimination of red leg frog disease, ideal temperature control, confinement of frogs to the domestic range, greatly reduced mortality and a growing time of seven months from baby frogs to marketable maturity are some of the many advantages claimed for a patented system of frog culture in concrete tanks developed by John Eugene Stearns of El Monte, California.

Make-Up For Television (Sep, 1939)

Make-Up For Television

Elaine Shepard, Hollywood film actress, could pass for an Indian in war paint when she wears the new standard television make-up. White high-lighting around the nostrils, eyes and hollows of the throat is necessary for good reproduction. Lips, eyebrows and eyelashes are blue-black.