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Simple Small TRAPS will Catch Winter Game (Feb, 1930)

Simple Small TRAPS will Catch Winter Game

By HI SIBLEY

These old time favorites among trappers are simple and humane. They will trap pets for your menagerie.

Simple materials, a little time, a little patience, and you can have a good string of traps of your own!

There is a lot of good sport in trapping small animals, especially when you make your own traps. Besides, one never knows just what sort of varmint he’s going to catch and that adds a thrill or two.

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Money Making Toys For Christmas (Jan, 1934)

Money Making Toys For Christmas

By JOSEPH H. KRAUS

How to Make Money from These Plans OF four items illustrated here, only the “Human Roulette Wheel” requires much work. Three are well fitted for profitable sales, the roulette wheel and the illusion box most so. The track circuit for toy trains is an ideal window display. Sell your services to local toy stores, offering to arrange for them an automatic display which is mysterious and attracts attention. The light twinkler makes an excellent display, but is best for home use.

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A BOY’S DREAM COME TRUE (Nov, 1963)

A BOY’S DREAM COME TRUE

Give a boy a tree house and he can have all the adventures of a safari in his own backyard.

For adventurous little boys, a tree house offers many delights. It is a hideaway, a place to store secret treasures, a camping-out spot. From it one can see without being seen. It can be reached by ladder only and it is relatively inaccessible to adults.

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BOYS! MAKE LEAD SOLDIERS BY THE DOZEN (Dec, 1936)

BOYS! MAKE LEAD SOLDIERS BY THE DOZEN

Mould Your Own Army — Band — Athletic Teams

With the new Gilbert Electric Kaster Kit, you can easily make a whole regiment of lead soldiers. Color them, too, with Kaster Kit paints, so they look just like the finest soldiers you can buy. Extra Kaster Kit moulds make football and baseball players, a military band, cannons, animals and other exciting models…Earn extra money by selling Kaster Kit models to your friends.

Kaster Kit operates by electricity. Safe and easy. See it at your nearest toy store. Complete with i mould and 24 pigs of metal $4.95.

GILBERT KASTER KIT

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TIN-FOIL SCULPTURE (Apr, 1939)

TIN-FOIL SCULPTURE

How One Man Makes Good Use of a Common Wrapping Material That Most of Us Throw Away

THIRTY years ago, as a child, Paul E. Tichon began collecting scraps of tin foil. He still does. In the meantime, every scrap he could lay his hands on he has converted into hundreds of delicately hand-wrought pieces of “sculpture,” some of which are illustrated on these pages.

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Radio Store Provides Free Clubroom for Wireless Amateurs (Mar, 1922)

Radio Store Provides Free Clubroom for Wireless Amateurs

IN the back of a retail electrical store located in the skyscraper section of New York City, there is a unique club-room for radio amateurs. A full set of radio receiving equipment has been installed with an aerial on the roof. Apparatus can be tested out in actual practice, and the visiting amateur is given the privilege of taking any piece of apparatus from stock to connect up and use as he sees fit.

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A “Down the CELLAR” Chem Lab (May, 1930)

A “Down the CELLAR” Chem Lab

by FREDERICK O. SCHUBERT

Here are some interesting experiments you can perform with simple chemicals, with notes on building the beginnings of your own basement chemistry lab. More next month!

NOW that we’ve succeeded in shoving Andy, the grease monkey, and the rest of the “hangar gang” over a bit for the lab boys, let’s get together and make real use of our “chem” pages.

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Automatic Cigarette Lighter in Ornamental Elephant (Aug, 1931)

Automatic Cigarette Lighter in Ornamental Elephant

Smokers will find this little elephant both an attractive and useful ornament for their dens. Pick him up and an ingenious switch inside him automatically turns on an electric cigarette lighter in his neck. Put him down and the lighter goes out. Only a few inexpensive parts are needed.

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YOU CAN Make Your Own 4th of July Fireworks (Jul, 1930)

YOU CAN Make Your Own 4th of July Fireworks

by FREDERICK O. SCHUBERT

THIS month’s chemical section is dedicated to that noble and glorious purpose of celebrating the Fourth of July in noisy fashion—and with cannon crackers and colored fire that can safely be made in your own lab. However, before plunging into a pile of recipes and formulas it is necessary to warn you fellows to be extremely careful in preparing these mixtures.

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BUILD THIS MODEL OF THE LINCOLN FUTURA (Dec, 1955)

BUILD THIS MODEL OF THE LINCOLN FUTURA

This superb scale model boasts front and rear lights, “turn” indicators, and electric drive.

By Paul Palanek

THE most revolutionary and advanced vehicle ever to be driven on public highways was given its world driving premier early this year. Benson Ford, vice-president of Ford, who drove the sleek low-slung twin Plexiglas dome Lincoln Futura for the first time on a public thoroughfare called it, “a $250,000 laboratory on wheels.”

Almost 19 ft. long, 7 ft. wide and only 53 in. high the Futura has a low silhouette and smooth flowing lines almost devoid of exterior ornamentation. Its all-steel body is a beautiful pearlescent, frost-blue white.

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