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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HOW to EXPERIMENT With ROCKET SHIPS
Home-made rockets can be easily prepared and attached to almost any model airplane for successful experiments in flying rocket ships.
By KENNETH B. MURRAY
IN THE experiment about to be described, a thirteen-year-old Michigan high school boy planned and constructed a regular model airplane to which was attached a home-made rocket. After considerable experimentation in balancing the plane and positioning the rocket a sufficiently stabilized arrangement was made and the plane tested out.
Cranking the Swiss music movement within this box makes the little begging monkey go into his dance.
By Elma Waltner
THE street organ grinder is a rare sight these days and it’s likely that most youngsters have never seen one. However, this little hurdy-gurdy, with its dancing monkey begging for pennies as the small owner grinds out a tune, will prove a popular toy.
There’s fun galore in store for the boy who has this realistic sounding Thompson machine gun. By Orlando Guerra AT practically no cost and in a very small amount of time you can convert a mailing tube into a marvelously noisy clatter gun. Most kids will love it.
A three-inch-diameter tube is best for the purpose, and it should be cut to a 14-in. length. The gun stock is cut from one-inch pine according to the pattern shown, then the tube is glued and screwed to it.