Dialing Device Shows Stock Quotations on Indicator (Mar, 1932)
I wonder how they did this. It seems like it would require some sort of hardware database.
Dialing Device Shows Stock Quotations on Indicator
SITTING in their offices business men may now learn at any time the status of any stock in which they are interested simply by dialing a number corresponding to the number of the stock listed on the New York Exchange.
Numbers showing the high and low of the stock and the figures at which it opened and closed are revealed on an indicator board as illustrated in the photo at the right.
The dial is similar to the dial used on telephones and rests in a convenient spot on the desk. The numbers are dialed much in the manner that phone numbers are called, so that the utmost convenience is afforded.
Each “teleregister,” as the device is called, is hooked up with the central exchange, so that the dealer has instantaneous connection with the stock market.
“Vagabond” Shop Supplies Isolated Summer Resorts With New Books (Jul, 1929)
This would be great. I live in Portland, Oregon, a city in the grip of food cart mania and home to Powell’s City of Books. It seems like someone here would’ve tried this.
“Vagabond” Shop Supplies Isolated Summer Resorts With New Books
LITERARY needs in fashionable but far distant resorts are provided for by this traveling book shop, shown in the photo below. This movable shop parks in some shady corner of a summer resort where books usually consist of the Bible and a school history of the United States. Its stock comprises popular fiction, classics and rare volumes of all natures.
STAINLESS CHOPPERS (Apr, 1957)
Wow, this is actually the second guy I’ve seen with homemade stainless steel dentures. Here is another from 1937. I wonder how common this was.
STEELY SMILE of John Gilpin, village blacksmith of Livingston, Mont., is really friendly although strangers are sometimes awed by it. Gilpin broke a set of store teeth 16 years ago, replaced them with rugged stainless steel.
CALIFORNIA’S BIG SQUIRT (Oct, 1951)
This would be the coolest thing ever.
CALIFORNIA’S BIG SQUIRT
THE parched deserts of Southern California need water to transform their barren soil into fertile farmlands and tourist Meccas such as those existing elsewhere in the state. So far the problem has remained unsolved. But Sidney Cornell, a Los Angeles construction engineer, thinks he has a solution. He wants to construct a series of geyser-like power plants one mile apart to shoot water from the mouth of one into the funnel of the next, as depicted here by MI artist Frank Tinsley. The water would arc over hilly sections, have a flat trajectory over plains. Its velocity would approach 400 mph. These stations— 400 in all—would cost about $300,000 each.
How Scientists Visualize the REAL Flying Saucer Men (Jun, 1951)
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How Scientists Visualize the REAL Flying Saucer Men
When scholars of the universe recreate spacemen along logical scientific lines, even those supposed weird little saucerites seem ordinary by comparison.
By I. B. Neer
PRYING eyes of science are probing into space again in the hope of detecting life on other planets. Armed with new facts, previously accepted theories about what lies beyond the Earth are being discarded by scientists every day and the possibility grows more and more distinct that creatures, more fantastic than our most vivid imaginations could conjure up, may inhabit the planets around us. They make those startling stories of weird little men in flying saucers seem tame by comparison.