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THE NEW HEATHKIT PERSONAL COMPUTING SYSTEMS (Sep, 1977)

These are pretty sweet. I would love to have a kit-built paper tape reader at home.

They’re Here!
THE NEW HEATHKIT PERSONAL COMPUTING SYSTEMS

H8: 8-bit Computer $375

H11: 16-bit Computer

H9: Video Terminal

H10: Paper Tape Reader/Punch

The new VALUE-STANDARD in personal computing systems! Play exciting and challenging computer games, exercise your imagination and ingenuity with do-it-yourself creative programming, store and retrieve personal records like taxes and budgets, solve complex mathematics and scientific problems almost instantly, control your home appliances for best energy savings and efficiency — literally thousands of fascinating, exciting and practical applicatons. The Heathkit computer systems are low-priced, versatile and reliable — they’re the ones to have for REAL power and performance!

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Ad: Big “doings” in metal (Jun, 1953)

Big “doings” in metal
Here are jusf four outstanding achievements of Lycoming’s precision production . . . samples that indicate how Lycoming solves metal-working problems for America’s industrial leaders and the Armed Forces.
Even these few samples demonstrate that Lycoming has the machines you can use—the skilled craftsmen you can use . . . the immense facilities you can use . . . the creative thinking you can use! For a more complete story on Lycoming, write for the illustrated booklet, “Let’s look at Lycoming.”
LYCOMING
AIR-COOLED ENGINES FOR AIRCRAFT AND INDUSTRIAL USES • PRECISION-AND-VOLUME MACHINE PARTS • GRAY-IRON CASTINGS • STEEL-PLATE FABRICATION

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Prophylactic Toothbrush (Apr, 1918)

This ad just seems dirty, even though it isn’t.

The Pro-phy-lac-tic Tooth Brush
Earned it’s reputation by “mouth to mouth” advertising

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Ad: Micro TV Breakthrough (Sep, 1979)

In a comment on Flat Screen TV in 1958 MilanMerhar says:
“Sinclair Radionics introduced its “Microvision TV1A pocket TV” in 1977 using the same side-scanning technology as described for the Aiken tube.

The major technical problem such designs have is severe geometric distortion, the compensation for which greatly complicated the analog scanning circuitry of the day. In fact, Sinclair claimed it had taken them over ten years to perfect that aspect of their design. “

I don’t know if this model uses that tube design, but it’s pretty interesting none the less. Sure does look a lot smaller from the front, doesn’t it?

Micro TV Breakthrough

Remember the $400 Sinclair Micro TV? Here’s the story on the greatest TV value ever.

That Sinclair TV shown above is small-the smallest TV in the world.

And when it was first introduced last year, it made history. So did its high price-$395.

Our company never sold the unit for two reasons: 1) It was being promoted as a pocket TV and we felt it would not fit in most pockets and 2) We felt $395 was too high a price for the unit regardless of its quality, size and features.

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HYPNOTIZE WITH THESE EXCITING AIDS! (Oct, 1960)

HYPNOTIZE WITH THESE EXCITING AIDS!

Designed for Beginners and Professionals

Electric HYPNOTISM MACHINE
Plug in — put this effective machine to work for you. The 10″ Hypnotic Spiral disc revolves at 59 -rpm, causing tremendous eye-fixation and hypnotic motion that seems to bring your subjects into a “deep well of sleep”. Treasured by Professional Hypnotists and serious students alike, it is effective visually and creates prestige that is so very important. Use it for Self-Hypnosis and to hypnotize others — in groups or individually. Has an 8′ electric cord, on-off switch, carrying handle and a fine quality 110V AC motor. Complete with disc and simple instructions.
#CX-1…$13.95ppd.

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Ad: Strong “wrists” for America’s new hay balers (Dec, 1953)

Strong “wrists” for America’s new hay balers

For sturdy, unfailing spur and bevel gears—”wrists” that drive the tying mechanism of its “one-man” hay baler— NEW IDEA looks to Lycoming for precision production.

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Ad: Is size a problem with you, too? (May, 1956)

Is size a problem with you, too?

ELGIN can miniaturize and mass produce your assemblies

There’s bigger profit in smaller products these days! When conserving space is vital (as in time and control devices, small actuators and other electromechanical devices) call on Elgin for creative engineering and specialized assembly facilities. Elgin’s broad experience and skill can help you in the design of miniaturized components and in putting them into mass assembly on a low-cost basis. We will work with you on all phases of your miniaturization program.

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RCA Radiotron (Oct, 1927)

This is some brilliant marketing here. Other brands of radio tubes may be as good as Radiotron, and yeah they may be cheaper, but that just means we’re the standard.

Ok, but why shouldn’t I buy the cheaper ones again?

RCA Radiotron

From time to time other tubes will be offered to you as being “as good as Radiotrons,” sometimes at a lower price. Which proves that the Radiotron is the acknowledged standard in performance.

The American people have used millions of Radiotrons in the last five years. Is it reasonable to suppose that imitators could give you Radiotron quality for the same money?

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I wish I could gain flesh (Dec, 1934)

A SKINNY man hasn’t a chance. I wish I could gain flesh.
NEW EASY WAY ADDS 5 to 15 LBS.—QUICK!

DOCTORS for years have prescribed yeast to build up health. But now with this new discovery you can get far greater tonic results than with ordinary yeast—regain health, and also put on pounds of firm flesh— and in a far shorter time.
Not only are thousands quickly gaining solid, good-looking pounds, but also clear skin, freedom from indigestion and constipation, new abounding pep.

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Ad: The hand that helps keep America ‘running’ (Jul, 1953)

The hand that helps keep America ‘running’

For precision production so vital to products that contribute to America’s progress … leaders in industry look to the skilled hand of Lycoming.

This is the hand that machines vital components for GENERAL ELECTRIC J-47 jet engines . . . that turns out sturdy connecting rods for FORD trucks . . . that produces durable gears for NEW IDEA farm machinery . . . that makes rotor assemblies for PIASECKI helicopters . . . that creates air-cooled engines for executive aircraft such as AERO-COMMANDER, BEECH, GRUMMAN, RYAN and PIPER

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