FIBERGLAS SPORTS CAR (May, 1956)
That is one hell of a present for your kid, though with that giant hood it looks like the turning radius is probably similar to a real sports car.
FIBERGLAS SPORTS CAR
No youngster could ask for more than have his dad build him this rakish looking sports car.
By John Micklitsch
TO keep the cost at a minimum, about 75% of the mechanical parts used on the car were either bought at junk yards or second-hand dealers. Except for the welding of the chassis, which was a professional job, the body, transmission, steering, etc., was home-built and assembled by the designer, strictly an amateur.
IT’S NEW! (May, 1956)
Wow, Ken Garritt must have some pretty strong wrists to hold up a 160 pound bike that way. Maybe one of the dynamos powers an anti-grav unit.
SNAZZY RUNABOUT, by sports car designer Brooks Stevens, mounts a 30-hp Evinrude Lark motor, has bucket seats and costs a mere $11,000.
FISSION FASHION. Suit designed to protect wearer from atomic fallout gets a big yak in Chicago. Fifteen-oz. silk garment is meant to be earned as emergency armor.
HOME-BUILT BIKE owned by Briton Ken Garritt weighs 160 lbs., has 24 gear ratios, three dynamos that power 17 lamps, lour direction finders and real cool twin horns.
NEW in SCIENCE (May, 1950)
Yes, nothing says “SCIENCE” like shortening half the bristles on a broom.
NEW in SCIENCE
Brushoff? Never, says the Los Angeles Brush Manufacturing Corporation when it comes to ideas for new brushes. They claim no idea is too wacky to put into practice and the zany pictures on this page prove it. At upper left is a shoe brush for lazy (but neat) men.
Toy Actors Strut Stage in “Mystery” Theater (Apr, 1940)
That is a distinctly chunky Olive Oyl.
Checking some online auction sites there are apparently three of these sets in existence that go from collection to collection.
The figures are known as ramp walkers (or incline walkers). (Charlie’s Loyal Minions)
Toy Actors Strut Stage in “Mystery” Theater
In a “mystery” toy theater, comic figures made of wood walk either forward or backward across the stage, without the benefit | of winding or mechanism of any kind. The actors also perform as well outside the theater, on any inclined board, for the secret of their ability is that they move by gravity. Standing five and a half inches high, they are modeled and hand-painted to represent familiar comic-strip characters.
SALVO ~ A New Game of SKILL (Mar, 1932)
“You sunk my salvo!” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
SALVO ~ A New Game of SKILL
SALVO! Here is a two-handed indoor game which is on a par with checkers and chess, in that the most mentally alert player wins.
The only requisites to play “Salvo” are two pencils and some scrap paper. Each player draws two fairly big squares (three by three inches or larger) and rules these off into 100 smaller squares, ten on a side.
To designate the vertical and the horizontal rows of squares, the vertical rows are indicated with letters at the top from A to J, and the horizontal rows from 1 to 10 at the left side.