Intellivision: Game/teacher (Jun, 1979)


Hook Intellivision to your color TV and its preprogrammed software lets you do everything from play games to learn a language. It has 60-by-92-line graphics in 16 colors. With keyboard, it’s $499. Maker: Mattel Electronics, 5150 Rosecrans Ave., Hawthorne, Calif. 90250.



Who’s the “lady” you saw in those filthy movies?

Hold fast! She may be your wife!

Here’s how the chance attendance of an irate husband at a stag party exploded the biggest scandal of smut-on-celluloid



These explosive words came from the lips of an irate New York husband last March. And they set police on the trail of not one — but more than 300! — girls who were taking off all, and many of them giving all, in front of some of the most overheated cameras in the country.

Mad Doctors and Bug-Eyed Monsters (May, 1956)

Mad Doctors and Bug-Eyed Monsters

Out-of-this-world gizmos are an easy sideline for this talented family of authentic scientists.

FIFTEEN years ago Oscar Dallons stood in a laboratory and watched a doctor connect an artificial lung to a patient who appeared to be at death’s door. In a few seconds the patient’s blood began circulating through the glass tubing of the apparatus, gradually growing redder as it was purified before being returned to his body. Improvement in his condition was immediately noticeable and he was soon out of danger. In 1955 Dallons observed a demonstration that duplicated the other to a marked degree and while the first had amused him, he was amazed by the second.

Tiny TV Sets are “In” (Feb, 1965)

Tiny TV Sets are “In”

Transistors make them totable, batteries make them portable. Here’s your buyer’s guide.

By Ronald M. Benrey

THE first time you see one of these little TV sets, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Didn’t we get rid of those midget screens back in the early days of television? But the next time you see one—with the picture turned on—it may be a case of love at second sight.


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.


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.

“Musiclite” Invention Plays Piano Notes in Color Tones (Jun, 1931)

“Musiclite” Invention Plays Piano Notes in Color Tones

A DISTINCTLY unique invention called the “Musicite,” an instrument which enables you to see sound waves of a note while you are listening to the same tone being played on the piano, has recently been perfected by Philip Grodon, world famous concert pianist.

The device consists of a series of colored lights arranged in openings in a large keyboard attached to the side of the piano, as shown in the photo at the left. These lights are wired to the keys of the regular piano keyboard, so that when a key is pressed to play a note a relay is actuated to light a bulb on a corresponding key on the light keyboard at the side, which is visible to the audience.

NEW for the HOME (May, 1950)

NEW for the HOME

Swinging Shelf meets you more than half way. Mount it atop your present shelf, pull the handle and it swings down and out to you on its special hinges. Space Saver Industries, Detroit, Mich.

Flush Guide puts silencer on that annoying running toilet. It’s a device which guides the rubber-ball valve to the valve seat and can be installed in ten minutes. Made by Ardmore Products, Ardmore, Pa.

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.

Mr. Cooper’s Miniature Steamer (May, 1956)

Mr. Cooper’s Miniature Steamer

From cab to cowcatcher this baby iron horse is all there.

Photographed for MI by Peter Gowland.

FOR W.A. COOPER of Arcadia, Calif., an ex-Canadian Pacific machinist, small steam locomotives have been a lifetime preoccupation. At 14 he built a model engine entirely of wood; the smooth little American 4-4-0 he now operates is a far cry from that.

NEW in SCIENCE (May, 1950)

Yes, nothing says “SCIENCE” like shortening half the bristles on a broom.


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.