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December, 2012 Monthly archive
Unpuzzling Color (May, 1938)

Unpuzzling Color

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?”

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Young man with a Future in the ATOMIC AGE (Mar, 1955)

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.

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COLLECTING THE NATION’S FIRE TAX (Feb, 1909)

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.

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Mechanized St. Bernard (Jan, 1950)

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.

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WHAT TO INVENT (May, 1938)

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.

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AN ELECTRIC KALEIDOSCOPE (Feb, 1909)

AN ELECTRIC KALEIDOSCOPE

By MERRILL M. HUNTING

HE thrills of pleasure that came to us in our childhood, as we gazed at the ever changing beauties of the kaleidoscope are vividly recalled to our memory by a recent achievement in electric sign construction.

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Why Stout People Cant Wear New Styles (Mar, 1922)

Why Stout People Cant Wear New Styles

Reduce to Your Ideal Figure In Two Weeks!

Make This Free Test – Results Guaranteed

NO Exercise, Starving, Special Baths, Rolling, Massage, Appliances, Special Clothing or any Discomfort Whatever.

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Hobbyists’ Workbench Folds to Suitcase Size (Mar, 1948)

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.

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RUDI GERNREICH’S “NO BRA” BRA… comes in THREES – Slightly NSFW (Oct, 1965)

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?

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The New and Greater CHANDLER SIX – $1295 (Apr, 1916)

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.

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