House of Steel
Want to live in a metal house? The one pictured here has frame, roof and wall sheets all of processed steel. Blanket type insulation and a system of natural ventilation help keep it cool in summer and warm and cosy in winter. Interior walls are of fire-proofed plasterboard.
A Carbonic Acid Refrigerator
A REFRIGERATOR that works by means of fluid carbonic acid has been invented by Dr. Otto Liesegang, of Berlin. Through immediate gassification of the acid, which is held in a valve, a temperature of 80 degrees below zero is produced in the cooling apparatus resulting in a speedy freezing of ice or icecream. The main apparatus stands on the top shelf of the box at the right to permit use of the left side for storage purposes.
T/N ONE-PIECE WATER CLOSET
“Mary’s new furniture’s such an improvement”
“But, my dear, did you see the bathroom toilet ?”
PERHAPS you are above what other people say, but wouldn’t it be a satisfaction to know that your bathroom toilet is thoroughly modern in its refinement?
Collapsible Fruit Bowl
Cut this fruit bowl and standi, using only a jig saw and screwdriver.
THE home craftsman who is looking for something novel will find this fruit bowl just the thing.
The bowl is laid out on a piece of wood 12″x16″x5/8″ and may be oak or maple or any piece of softer wood which may be available.
I don’t really understand the copy editing policy that says “use a period between sentences, unless it’s the last one.”
Latest Home Accessories
Electric range with control which keeps food at “simmer” heat. The stove has two lighted ovens and lighted platform lights. Right, steel wool holder made of rubber.
Table which can’t tip over and, at left, enameled metal window shelf for potted plants which can be attached by tightening one wing nut.
By Lester David
IT scared hell out of a grizzled prospector who was walking his mule on the hot sands of the New Mexico desert. It gave a small colony of migrant Hopi Indians the screaming-meemies and it made a couple of cowboys take the pledge then and there.
Cause of the panic was a huge, barnlike structure which was crawling along the roadless sand, apparently under its own power. And if that wasn’t enough to frighten the wits out of everyone, a muffled, ghost-like voice echoed from the interior of the vast building.
While it does have that whole Minecraft/8-bit look about it, that is a pretty terrible rendition of a lion.
Brick Lion Guards City Hall
AN INTERESTING illustration of what can be done with common, ordinary brick is demonstrated by the modernistic lion that guards the door to the City Hall in Ruestringer, Germany. Several thousands of brick were required to make this figure which is an integral part of the structure. The irregular spacings provided the greatest difficulty but were overcome by a miniature scale model. This is but one example of the many uses to which brick are being put.
Teens’ Broomstick Party
Shrill the wind and wild the night;
Spooks go prowling, black cats fight;
So set your spooky fears aside
And join us on a Broomstick Ride!
BY RUTH H. BRENT
This party should be planned and carried out by the teen-agers themselves—even to cooking the supper. Mother should stay in the background. Place: A rumpus room or good-sized living room. Of course, a cabin in the woods would also be ideal, as would the municipal recreation rooms set up by your park service.
What to look for… when you’re looking for the all-time best!
NEW 1949 GENERAL ELECTRIC Refrigerator – Home Freezer Combination
A separate refrigerator PLUS a separate home freezer.
The very finest refrigerators made today offer you the timesaving, worksaving, moneysaving advantages of having both a home freezer and a big fresh-food refrigerator in your kitchen.
It’s hard to remember what life was like back in those dark days before the coming of the Egg-Master. The idea that people had to whisk an egg using a fork… simply barbaric.
Anyone for homogenized eggs? This nifty gadget will do the job.
M. DEANE HARPER of Dunbar, West Va., has dreamed up a neat little gadget for homemakers. It’s the Egg-Master, a device which permits an egg to be beaten within its shell, eliminating the necessity of breaking the egg into a bowl and beating it with a beater. It’s fine for making omelets, mixing drinks and a host of other kitchen tasks. A machine shop instructor, Harper began his Egg-Master as a hobby and turned it into a profitable sideline.