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A GIFT FOR GIFT WRAPPING (Dec, 1950)

I still say this magazine should be called either “Profiles in Sadness” or “Profitable Hobbies for Widows and Widowers”.

A GIFT FOR GIFT WRAPPING

Imagination, not expensive materials, produces the most attractive gift packages, says a California woman noted for her original wrappings and lectures on the subject.

HELEN ELLSBERG
Photographs by Alex Vierheller and Aaron Rubino

THE SUCCESS of Mrs. William J. Roth’s hobby of gift wrapping sometimes causes her to live her seasons in advance.

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Mechanics of Magic (Feb, 1936)

Mechanics of Magic

By “DUNNINGER”

• RISING-CARD tricks are ever popular ill the program of the modern magician. The trick here described is perhaps the simplest in preparation, and the most effective of them all. Three cards are chosen (not forced) from a deck and, after being noted by the spectators, are returned individually to different parts of the pack.

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CAN YOU BE HYPNOTIZED? (May, 1942)

CAN YOU BE HYPNOTIZED?

The war has stirred a new wave of interest in hypnotism. Scientists are exploring anew the mysterious powers locked in the human mind. Can we harness these powers for our use? Here are strange experiments and surprising discoveries of modern mind masters.

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How Machines Make Magic Carpets from Oil and Cork (Mar, 1922)

How Machines Make Magic Carpets from Oil and Cork

A HALF a century ago a young inventor noticed that the film on a can of paint was tough. He exposed linseed oil to the air, oxidizing it, then mixed in cork and gum, and produced a substance that could be rolled out, like a pie-crust, into a carpet. Today linoleum, which he thus originated, is manufactured by the machinery pictured on this page.

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MAGIC OF NEON SIGN MAKING SHOWN IN PICTURES (Aug, 1931)

MAGIC OF NEON SIGN MAKING SHOWN IN PICTURES

HOW NEON LIGHTS ARE MADE. The story of the strange new light, invented by Georges Claude, French engineer, told in photos.

FIRST STEP IN MAKING A NEON SIGN. An artist draws a design which includes lettering and decoration, and this design is then enlarged to desired size so tubes can be right dimensions.

SHAPING THE HOT TUBES. With the artist’s design laid upon sheet asbestos, the tubes for the neon sign are heated and then quickly laid in place upon the design and bent to fit it.

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NEW ROADS TO URANIUM RICHES (Jan, 1954)

NEW ROADS TO URANIUM RICHES

Uncle Sam is paying fortunes these days for uranium ore, and it’s easy to find, too. What are you waiting for?

By Lester David

ABOUT a year ago, a tall chap from Minneapolis l knocked at the door of the Atomic Energy Commission headquarters in Grand Junction, Col., and asked to see one of the staff scientists. Ushered into the office of Dr. Al Rasor, he said he’d heard a lot about uranium prospecting and would like to try his hand.

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Billion (Jun, 1946)

Billion

Let’s take a trip Inside the word “billion”—that word everbody uses but nobody really comprehends. Get set for an eyeful of surprises!

BY ERIC SLOANE

“CONGRESS Appropriates Five Billion Dollars”—”Russia Asks Seven Billion Dollar Loan”—”Europe Needs Three Billion Pounds of Meat”— billion—billion—everywhere we look we see that word. What is a billion? How much? Do you know?

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How To Collect Time (May, 1956)

How To Collect Time

Rare, curious and ingenious old clocks are a fascinating and profitable hobby for collectors from every walk of life.

By John Armstrong

ALLEN BARRINGER is only twelve-going-on-thirteen but he’s made a reputation as the Father Time of Richmond, Va. Allen was the boy who set a couple of Richmond’s historic clocks ticking for the first time in years.

One of them looks out from the tower of the Pace Methodist Church and the other from atop the Jefferson Hotel. Starting out with the church clock, Allen devoted Saturday afternoons to the gigantic task of oiling the gears, cleaning and scouring the huge pendulum and generally putting things to rights.

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ALWAYS ASK A MAN: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity (Oct, 1965)

ALWAYS ASK A MAN: Arlene Dahl’s Key To Femininity

Just Published! ARLENE DAHL’S exciting new book for every woman who wants to be as attractive as she possibly can-

ARLENE DAHL SAYS: “Women are like snowflakes – no two in the world are exactly alike. Bring your own special feminine light out in the open and you’ll be surprised at how brightly it will shine — and how it will reflect an answering light in the eyes of men.”

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Brainstorms Can Bring You BONANZAS! (Oct, 1952)

Brainstorms Can Bring You BONANZAS!

By DOUGLAS J. INGELLS

DO YOU know how to build a secret ray gun for 2c? Can you design, develop and produce a treasure-seeker or mine detector that will cost only a nickel? Or build a radar or television set that sells for a dime? Perhaps you could handle an assignment to design a jet plane—sale price 5c—that really flies? Or, how about those other bright ideas for trick gadgets and paper toys sailing around in your noggin!

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