Extra Uses for Plastic Weatherstripping (Oct, 1947)
On the second page, is he halfway through putting up the title for a movie called “COLON MAGIC”? Or do you think his name Colon and he has a partner named Magi? Or perhaps it has to do with the Colon Magic Festival held in Colon, Michigan, the “Magic Capital of the World”.
Extra Uses for Plastic Weatherstripping
The adhesiveness of plastic weatherstripping and similar calking compounds makes them ideal for a wide variety of applications. Some uses are illustrated here and others crop up constantly in the home, shop, and office. Surfaces held together by the sticky stuff will come apart when you want them to, since it never hardens permanently. Don’t worry about getting it on the furniture; it comes off easily.â€”Kenneth Murray.
Three WATER WHEELS For The Beach (Aug, 1935)
I don’t know if I’d really want to be swimming a foot from an outboard motor. Perhaps I’m just a coward.
Three WATER WHEELS For The Beach
For new thrills at the beach this summer, build one or all of these novel fun wheelsâ€” the head-over-heels Aqua-roller, the Outboard Swim Spinner, or the Barrel-boat that rolls over sea or sand.
FROM far-off Holland comes the design for the first of MM’s water wheelsâ€”an Aqua-roller originated by P. C. van Petegem. A wheel of tubular floats mounted on a frame of two steel hoops rolls along the water as the bather shifts his weight from side to side inside the wheel.
A Wind-Driven Battery Charger (Aug, 1933)
There is a teenager in Malawi named William Kamkwamba who has a really excellent blog where he talks all about building one of these.
HOW TO CONVERT AN OLD AUTO GENERATOR INTO A Wind-Driven Battery Charger
By L. G. HEIMPEL
Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Macdonald College, Quebec, Canada
ANY thousands of farm folk are still dependent upon battery sets for their radio programs. To them the charging of storage batteries is still the greatest bugbear of the battery set. This homemade wind-driven charger is an economical solution of their problem; indeed, it is designed to take care of not only the battery of a single set but the batteries of a whole neighborhood. The farm boy who makes one of these in a community not served by high-line power can earn the cost of the plant and extra spending money in a short time.