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Machine Gives Movies Illusion of Depth (Nov, 1932)

Machine Gives Movies Illusion of Depth

MOTION pictures are being given another eye. Recently in the Academy of Sciences, in Washington, Dr. Herbert E. Ives, internationally known engineer, produced motion pictures that gave the illusion of depth, making them appear like views in old-fashioned stereoscopes.

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Mystery Top (May, 1952)

Otherwise known as a Tippe Top, it’s really something to watch.

Mystery Top
How does it work? A mysterious top, spun on a smooth surface in the ordinary manner, spins normally for a few seconds, then rolls over and continues to spin on its stem. Eventually, as it “runs down,” the plastic top rolls over on its side and finally resumes its normally upright position. It comes in two-color combinations.

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Electronic Color Television is Here (Feb, 1947)

Electronic Color Television is Here

ALL-ELECTRONIC color television, which RCA engineers have achieved in a form that does not make black-and-white equipment obsolete, is a complete departure from the mechanical color transmissions of recent years. Mirrors and photoelectric cells replace moving parts.

In a recent demonstration at Princeton, N. J., pictures were broadcast with a new color-slide camera. Its developers plan laboratory transmission of live-action studio scenes by mid-1947, outdoor action scenes late in 1947, theater-size pictures in 1948.

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Junior at the Wheel (Jan, 1948)

Junior at the Wheel
Many a parent has wished for something to keep Junior occupied during long drives. With this toy steering wheel, daddy can concentrate on the road ahead while young “hopeful makes believe he too is driving. Made of hard rubber, the mock wheel is attached to the dashboard by a suction cup. It even has a horn that works.

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Funster (Dec, 1947)

Sounds like a Web2.0 company to me. I’ll bet if we called it Funstr we could get it funded.

“Funster”
The New Amazing 20 way-play HOME GYM SET FOR INDOORS OR OUTDOORS
BUILD IT YOURSELF OF WOOD
The unit includes, besides these illustrations, a chairo-plane scoot-a-round, gym bar and various combinations of play thrills. ALL PARTS ARE INTERLOCKING
AND REQUIRE ONLY FROM 10 TO 50 SECONDS TO CONVERT FROM ONE PLAYTHRILLER TO ANOTHER.

An Ideal Xmas Gift For All The Children

Twelve sheets of pictures with drawings and instructions for all twenty ways for ONLY $2.00

SEND FOR YOURS NOW
HIGHLAND MFG. CO.
Cor. Garfield & 4th – Highland, Indiana

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AMERICAN BOYS BILL OF RIGHTS (Dec, 1947)

Ahh yes that elusive 73rd amendment, “Those under voting age have the right to SHOOT SAFELY” it’s sandwiched between the 72nd (the right to SLEEP SOUNDLY) and before the 74th (the right to TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES in your Big Mac).

AMERICAN BOYS BILL OF RIGHTS

We… The Boys of America believe in these OURRIGHTS: the right to LIBERTY, hard-won by our forefathers ~ the right to HAPPINESS that comes with the growth of a healthy body and mind ~ the right to TRAINING, thoughtfully planned by parents, school and church ~ the right to OPPORTUNITY, to live, learn, play and grow up in the time-honored traditions of a free people ~ and the right to learn to SHOOT SAFELY. We recognize and accept the responsibility imposed by these Rights. But ~ until we are old enough to vote we expect YOU ~ our fathers, mothers and other citizens who elect America’s city, county, state and federal officers ~ to be eternally vigilant that our RIGHTS be not abridged!

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AMAZING-NEW-ELECTRONIC HAND SHOCKER (Feb, 1950)

AMAZING-NEW-ELECTRONIC HAND SHOCKER
Enjoy hours of harmless entertainment at home and at work. Inclosed in a plastic, pocket size case.
$2.98 COD in U.S.A
BORN MFG. CO.
P.O. Box 461
TIMES SQ. STA. NEW YORK CITY

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Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water (Jan, 1932)

Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water

WITH a set of coaster wagon wheels and axles, an old auto gas tank and steering wheel, two tire pumps and odds and ends of lumber, you can build this novel little fire engine which will squirt a stream of water to a considerable height. It is equipped with a powerful brake and a siren, and is propelled by two members of the crew on the push-bar behind. Painted a bright red with bronze trimming it certainly looks like business and furnishes no end of fun making runs to imaginary fires.

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Movies Lure Youngsters to the Dentist (Jun, 1939)

Movies Lure Youngsters to the Dentist
Instead of staring at the wall and wondering how soon the ordeal will be over, young patients of Dr. Harry Spiro, Chicago, Ill., dentist, can concentrate their attention on moving pictures that flash in front of them, while the dentist works on their teeth. Designed to make the dentist’s office a more popular place with youngsters, the apparatus is housed in a cabinet placed directly in front of the dental chair. Film cartoons and short features are thrown onto the screen by a small electric projector.

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Two-Headed TV Set Displays Two Different Shows at Once (Mar, 1954)

Sharp reintroduced this idea last year with the Dual View, an LCD that allows two viewers to see different images depending on their viewing angle. Though frankly I think the glasses make this one look much cooler. Even the dog has a pair.

Two-Headed TV Set Displays Two Different Shows at Once

Two people can enjoy different TV programs at the same time with a new set. The experimental Du Mont Duoscopic is actually two receivers in one cabinet, with two chassis, two sets of controls and two viewing tubes mounted at right angles (inset). A semitransparent mirror superimposes the two pictures, but each viewer sees only one show by watching through polarizing spectacles. Earphones handle the sound.

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