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Ad: “Leg muscles” that cushion a jet’s landing (May, 1953)

“Leg muscles” that cushion a jet’s landing

When the landing gear of an F-86 Sabrejet hits the runway at lightning speed, the shock is absorbed by hydraulic action within the tough, precision-made cylinder on each “leg.” To machine these 37-lb. cylinders to exact tolerances from solid 158-lb. steel forgings … to give them mirror-smooth inside finishes . . . Cleveland Pneumatic depends on Lycoming.

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Enroll or Your Child Will DIE! (Jul, 1935)

“AN OPERATION MAY SAVE THIS CHILD”
“…and I had no money”

A man can knock along on what he’s making until something happens! Then when the emergency comes and the money he hasn’t got could do so much, the cold realities of life haunt him.
“I know what I am talking about! Til never forget the time when my child’s life was at stake. Not an extra dollar to my name. If it hadn’t been for friends…

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The Eye Patch Army (May, 1947)

The eye patch guys look like something you would see on some hipster t-shirt.

Industrial Workers Will Lose the Sight of One or Both Eyes TODAY
AN ALARMING COST TO INDUSTRY Yet Almost Wholly PREVENTARLE

Of the 17 serious eye accidents in industry that will happen in the next 24 hours, 16 could be prevented now by use of safety goggles. Eye accidents are estimated to cost industry $5 per shop worker per year— an alarmingly high figure. Yet, according to the Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 98% of eye accidents can be prevented by the use of safety goggles —at an average cost of only $1.50 a pair. Are you overlooking this opportunity to effect a substantial cost reduction? If so, we suggest you get in touch with your nearest AO Safety Representative for advice and help in establishing an adequate eye-protection program in your plant.

American Optical Safety Division
SOUTHBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS • BRANCHES IN PRINCIPAL CITIES

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Wizard Pocket Calculator (May, 1960)

My girlfriend actually bought me one of these at a garage sale a while back. I’ll have to find it to make sure I have a genuine Thoresen model not one of those “cheaper, erratic, look-alike, all-plastic calculators imported from the Orient, near communist China”. Apparently being made in a country near communists brings down the quality of your goods. Unlike West Germany which was right next to communist East Germany…

Also, why can you only use the wallet to hold $1, $5 and $10 dollar bills. Is there something wrong with the $2, $20 and the $100? Do you need an advanced model to handle those denominations?

New 1960 German Adding Machine Adds & Subtracts to ONE BILLION!

Now with 9 NEW exclusive features-Still Only $1.98

Pocket for Coins and $1, $5, $10 Bills!
200 Year Perpetual Calendar!
Fine Grain Fitted WALLET!
Easy-Flow Clearing Lever!
Magic Reckoner for Multiplying & Dividing!
Fitted Slot for Notes, Memo Pad!

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IBM Electric Typewriters really “speak your language” (Oct, 1953)

With new Changeable Type Bars

IBM Electric Typewriters really “speak your language”

In your business do you need certain special symbols from time to time for typing letters, manuscripts and reports?
Then what you need is an IBM Electric Typewriter because Changeable Type Bars can be installed in every new IBM!
This revolutionary and exclusive Electric Typewriter development makes it possible to interchange in certain key positions regular and special type bars as needed. The wide selection of optional type characters includes scientific, mathematical, foreign-language •symbols, and many other special characters such as subscripts and exponents.

The switch takes only 30 seconds— you simply unhook the regular key and hook the special key in its place—or vice versa.
Tell us your special needs. We’ll be glad to show you how easily and economically this new IBM feature can serve you.
For additional information write IBM, Dept. SC, 590 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES

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Trial by “Sound Jury” (Jul, 1948)

Trial by “Sound Jury”

After Bell Laboratories engineers have designed a new talking circuit, they measure its characteristics by oscilloscopes and meters.
But a talker and a listener are part of every telephone call, and to satisfy them is the primary Bell System aim.
So, before the circuit is put into operation, a “sound jury” listens in. An actual performance test is set up with the trained ears of the jurors to supplement the meters.
As syllables, words, and sentences come in over the telephones, pencils are busy over score sheets, recording the judgment of the listeners on behalf of you and millions of other telephone users.
Targets of the transmission engineer are: your easy understanding of the talker, the naturalness of his voice, and your all-around satisfaction. To score high is one of the feats of Bell System engineering.

BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES
EXPLORING AND INVENTING, DEVISING AND PERFECTING FOR CONTINUED IMPROVEMENTS AND ECONOMIES IN TELEPHONE SERVICE

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WHO’D BELIEVE I WAS SKINNY AND LONELY A FEW WEEKS AGO (Aug, 1935)

WHO’D BELIEVE I WAS SKINNY AND LONELY A FEW WEEKS AGO

Thousands Are Quickly Gaining 5 to 15 Lbs. This New Easy Way

DON’T think you’re “born” to be skinny and friendless. Thousands with this new, easy treatment have gained husky pounds, new good looks — in just a few weeks!
Doctors for years have prescribed yeast for health. But this new yeast tablet discovery gives double results — health, and solid, new flesh — and far quicker.

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Happy Days are Here Again (Apr, 1936)

Happy Days are Here Again

SPRINGTIME is get-together-time — out of doors! You enjoy old friends more — make new friends — and pack every outdoor hour with pleasure — when you own a 1936 Harley-Davidson. . . It’s some motorcycle! You’ll marvel at its wind-piercing lines and perfect balance — its airplane-like speed and snap — and above all, the amazing performance of its up-to-the-minute motor with new and exclusive features. Many sparkling color combinations— every one a beauty. Streamlined sidecar or chummy “Buddy Seat” for get-together rides—available on the 45′s, 74′s and the new 80 cubic inch Twin.
See your nearest Harley-Davidson dealer—PRONTO! Ask him
for a FREE RIDE—about his EASY PAY PLANS
— and send in the coupon.

Ride a Harley-Davidson

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GE 7-point research reactor program (Sep, 1955)

New G-E 7-point program helps you plan and obtain nuclear research reactor

To help industrial, educational, and research organizations plan and obtain nuclear research reactors quickly, General Electric offers a new seven-point program.

7-point research reactor program

General Electric offers to:

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SKOOT-MOBILE (Feb, 1938)

SKOOT-MOBILE
America’s Smart New Fad
Everyone gets a big thrill out of Skoot-Mobile . . . youngsters and oldsters use it for pleasure and profit. Small merchants now have motorized delivery service at 1/10 of a cent per mile with the Economy Car. . . side car with 500 lb. pay load. Skoot-Mobile, designed and built like an automobile, averages 120 M.P.G. with speeds up to 30 M.P.H. . . . provides comfort with knee action shock absorbers on front wheel . . . has 2 speed transmission—low gear for power and hill climbing—high gear for speed and economy . . . Simple . . . fool-proof. . . economical . . . durable. FREE literature, write today.

SKOOT-MOBILE, INC.
Quality Hardware and Machine Corporation 5841 Ravenswood Avenue Chicago, Illinois

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