Chemical Engineering for Home Experimenters (Nov, 1939)

Chemical Engineering for Home Experimenters


HOW would you like to transform your home laboratory into a miniature factory for obtaining useful products from minerals, with yourself as its amateur chemical engineer? You can roast ores to obtain important metals, convert plain-looking stones into sparkling white crystals, operate a rotating kiln, and magically separate wanted minerals from unwanted ones by a flotation process.

Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL (Feb, 1959)

Skim Over The Ice With… A SKATER’S SAIL

SKATE sailing might be described as the fastest pedestrian sport in the world except for jaywalking on the Hollywood Freeway. And until something comes along to top its 50 to 60-mile-per-hour maximum speeds, that claim will stand.

Smiling Dan The High-Diving Man (Apr, 1940)

Smiling Dan The High-Diving Man

CAN you manipulate Diving Dan so that he will hit directly in the center of the tub when he does his spectacular high dive? There is fun for youngsters and amusement even for oldsters in this novel toy, which requires skill to operate with the greatest degree of success.

Jewelry from the Scrap Pile (Mar, 1950)

Jewelry from the Scrap Pile

Relying strongly on a fusion type alloy, a Cleveland man turns discarded pieces of metal into fast selling jewelry that is both durable and beautiful.

Photographs by Paul

Considine Don Dilley likes to amuse his friends when they drop in at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by taking them back to his one-man factory in the kitchen, and making them a piece of costume jewelry in three minutes flat.

Invention Clinic – How To Be an Inventor (Jan, 1950)

Invention Clinic – How To Be an Inventor


Big Money from Little Ideas

Few inventors appreciate the hardships that have gone into making even the simplest invention a success.

Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party (Oct, 1955)

Give a Storybook Mother Goose Party

Four gala parties, planned down to the last festive detail and guaranteed to show the children the time of their young lives.

THE INSTITUTE • Willie Mae Rogers, director

FOODS AND COOKERY • Dorothy B. Marsh, director

Carol Brock, hostess editor Erva Jean Vosburgh, Ellen H. Connelly, associate editors Mary Eckley, Virginia V. Voboril, assistant editors

Hobby Parade (Dec, 1950)

Hobby Parade

Profitable Hobbies will pay $2 for each article accepted for Hobby Parade. Send material to Hobby Parade Editor, Profitable Hobbies, 24th and Burlington, Kansas City 16, Missouri. No contributions to this department can be returned.

Modern Papoose (Aug, 1945)

Doesn’t it seem like those straps would have a pretty good chance of strangling the baby if it ever slipped?

Modern Papoose
THOUGH transportation problems are improving, it still remains difficult to park Junior whilst marketing or running
other errands. The above idea, swiped from our red brothers, takes care of the problem. Pad a blanket on the board before lacing the baby in place in a second blanket folded under him.

Building a BARREL STAVE Bob (Jan, 1929)

Building a BARREL STAVE Bob

IT IS not necessary to have a steel runnered sled to attain great coasting speed on a snowy hill. A bobsled can be built of an ordinary 2×12 inch plank and barrel staves which will pass anything on any hill, especially in deep snow. Besides the material just mentioned all that will be needed are a few pieces of 2×4 and a couple of carriage bolts.

Make Christmas Gifts in Your Home Workshop (Jan, 1933)

If the other gifts were interesting and I posted them, you can find them on the page for this issue.

Make Christmas Gifts in Your Home Workshop

THIS year more than ever before, when pockets don’t contain so many pennies for Santa Glaus, the project of building Christmas presents in the home workshop carries a special appeal. On these pages two interesting gift ideas are presented, and your attention is also called to articles on pages 95, 102, 113, 122, 129, 130 and 137 of this issue, which present a variety of ideas suitable to every type of audience.