Color Names Cause Confusion… A New System is Being Developed to Bring About Definite Standards… Like Sections of Grapefruit
By JOHN H. CRIDER
IN an age when science reproduces with dazzling accuracy the myriad colors of nature, we are inclined to take color for granted. Until related colors are examined closely, side by side, or until someone disagrees with us over the description of a color, we do not worry much about color names. After all, “what’s in a name?”
Young man with a Future in the ATOMIC AGE
Today, this young engineer is helping us solve the complex problems inherent in the development of a nuclear aircraft engine.
He is doing engineering that offers innumerable opportunities for creative thinking. Frequently, he works on problems that could lead to early professional recognition.
COLLECTING THE NATION’S FIRE TAX
By HENRY S. CHASE
THIS is a story of incendiarism—a story of the lengths to which, under certain circumstances, some respected business men will go, and how and why they pass into the criminal class. This is a story showing, too, how men organize syndicates to carry on the exciting, pleasurable and profitable business of arson.
Mechanized St. Bernard
A new breed of St. Bernard is making news for Steamboat Springs—a western Colorado winter resort—by rescuing skiers lost in the high Rockies. This latest hero of the snow, however, is not a canine but a cat—a novel, snow-traveling tractor invented and produced by Emmitt M. Tucker of Medford, Oregon, and known as the Sno-Cat.
WHAT TO INVENT
In this installment of this series of articles, the author presents some new problems for inventors. The right solutions and subsequent exploitations should bring the designers wealth and fame.
By Raymond Francis Yates
DURING the two years that I have been writing this department for Mechanics and Handicraft, many hundreds of letters have been received from readers.
Hobbyists’ Workbench Folds to Suitcase Size
Model hobbyists now can fold up their benches and equipment and take them out into ‘the field during model tests and trials. Weighing only 11 pounds empty, a combination tool kit and workbench made of aluminum folds to the size of a large suitcase.
I scanned this primarily because the first page looks like part of a poster for a James Bond film, and Gernreich looks like he should be a Bond villain.
RUDI GERNREICH’S “NO BRA” BRA… comes in THREES:
it’s ‘No Bra’ Triplets!
If you design a revolutionary “No Bra” bra, and it’s sales skyrocket beyond the wildest dreams, because it’s popular with playgirls everywhere… what do you do for an encore?
A Proven Mechanism
The New and Greater CHANDLER SIX – $1295
THE new Chandler bodies, the most beautiful of the season’s offerings, are attractive indeed. The New York and Chicago Show crowds admired, and purchased in great numbers, the new Chandler touring car and the new four-passenger roadster.