GAS MASKS – GREATEST TOY SENSATION IN YEARS (Mar, 1946)
Gee, what a great toy, no way it could be dangerous, right?
WAR SURPLUS! GAS MASKS
GREATEST TOY SENSATION IN YEARS. LOADS OF FUN.
Real Gas Masks that originally cost $2.50. This great toy value makes you look like a man from Mars, Fine for spraying paint, in-sectictdes, etc. Has big plastic, shatterproof goggles, intake and exhaust valves, filtering cannister, etc. Be the first among your play mates to own one. Big canvas carrying bag with shoulder strap and snap button fastener included FREE if you order now. Send dollar bill with name and address. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. Send today.
HIMAD PROD. CO. Dept. PM 1 404 N. Wells St: Chicago 10, III.
THREE-DIMENSIONAL TELEVISION SYSTEM (Aug, 1953)
Why use those annoying glasses when you could stare through slits cut in a pipe?
THREE-DIMENSIONAL TELEVISION SYSTEM
By Paul A. O’Neal
YOUR FIRST LOOK at 3-D TV will be just as startling and realistic as when you first viewed the new 3-D movies at your local motion-picture theater.
Three-dimensional vision is actually easy to accomplish on television. Whereas in cinematography there are many problems in producing 3-D in large auditoriums, TV can be utilized in a small room and need provide for only a few viewers at any one time. There is no need for using two films and keeping them matched, and no wide-angle screen or throw-away Polaroid glasses are required.
Ad: Micro TV Breakthrough (Sep, 1979)
In a comment on Flat Screen TV in 1958 MilanMerhar says:
“Sinclair Radionics introduced its “Microvision TV1A pocket TV” in 1977 using the same side-scanning technology as described for the Aiken tube.
The major technical problem such designs have is severe geometric distortion, the compensation for which greatly complicated the analog scanning circuitry of the day. In fact, Sinclair claimed it had taken them over ten years to perfect that aspect of their design. “
I don’t know if this model uses that tube design, but it’s pretty interesting none the less. Sure does look a lot smaller from the front, doesn’t it?
Micro TV Breakthrough
Remember the $400 Sinclair Micro TV? Here’s the story on the greatest TV value ever.
That Sinclair TV shown above is small-the smallest TV in the world.
And when it was first introduced last year, it made history. So did its high price-$395.
Our company never sold the unit for two reasons: 1) It was being promoted as a pocket TV and we felt it would not fit in most pockets and 2) We felt $395 was too high a price for the unit regardless of its quality, size and features.
CHEATING DEATH for a LIVING (Feb, 1935)
Very interesting article by one of the original Hollywood stunt men. It certainly seems like this was an even more extreme profession in the early days:
“I had to wear the blood-spattered clothes in which Jack Silverâ€””Old Silvertip”â€”died the day before I did his stunt. It was a leap from a train crossing a trestle to the water beneath. Hesitating a fraction of a second, Silvertip had struck pilings on the far side of the stream and been killed. We must not hesitate.”
CHEATING DEATH for a LIVING
By BOB ROSE
I BELONG to a strange fraternity. After nineteen years, only six of the original 150 remain. We are the motion-picture stunt men.
I have seen most of the others die, one after another, in performing dangerous feats. Yet, during my own career I was never seriously injured in doing 560 parachute leaps, eighty plane changes in the air, 150 dives from heights above ninety feet, 180 automobile wrecks, riding horses over cliffs sixty-five times and staging fights atop ninety-foot ship masts and making the proper fall into the water so many times I have lost count. The pioneer stunt men who remain besides myself are Cliff Lyons, Yakima Canutt, Duke Green, Gordon Carveth and Frank Clark.
“Tourist” Trailer for Youngsters Is Towed by a Tricycle (Oct, 1938)
For some reason this reminds me of a David Lynch film…
“Tourist” Trailer for Youngsters Is Towed by a Tricycle
Touring the seashore at Venice, Calif., is a streamline trailer towed by a streamline tricycle. Tiny as it is, the miniature trailer is big enough for two little girls to “keep house” in as they play on the beach. Their grandfather built the two-wheel trailer.