Giant Incandescent Light Bulb (50KW) (Nov, 1931)
Ah, racier days. The caption doesn’t say she’s “holding it”, no, she’s “fondling it”.
Think of the Light Bill!
EVEN at reduced rates for household electricity, Mr. U. Consumer would think a long time before putting one of these new German incandescent lights in the parlor; it consumes 50 kilowatts of current, or 67 horsepower. The multiple filaments are shown clearly, at the right.
This young lady is fondling, not a balloon, but the largest incandescent lamp bulb in the world, over 100,000 candlepower. As they used to say on the Fourth of Julyâ€””Do not hold in the
hand after lighting!” (Osram Lamp Works)
Compressed Air to Shoot Packages Into Moving Train (Jun, 1933)
Sounds great, what could possibly go wrong?
Compressed Air to Shoot Packages Into Moving Train
ENGAGING the attention of mechanical engineers who are trying to figure out ways and means of restoring the railroads to a profit-making basis, is the idea illustrated above, in which a torpedo-tube containing packages of mail or express is shot into the funnel-like car at the rear of a moving train, making it unnecessary to stop and pick up small shipments.
VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER (Nov, 1931)
Yes, cure Hay Fever with a sun-burnt nostril. Sounds like it should work to me…
VIOLET-RAY LAMP PROBES NOSE TO CURE HAY FEVER
SUNBURNED backs, as all know, may now be had from a “health lamp”; but here we have a mercury-vapor lamp in a quartz rod, small enough to pass up the nose and sunburn its inside. Four out of five cases of “hay fever” are cured.
Proposes Orientable Roof-Top Airports For Cities (Jul, 1938)
It sure would screw up your property value if someone tried to build a billion ton sky-darkening airport over your house. Also I’m not quite sure why it needs to rotate…. bonus feature?
Proposes Orientable Roof-Top Airports For Cities
PROPOSED as a solution to the problem of locating an airport in the heart of any big city, a design for a long orientable runway, which would be mounted on circular tracks atop tall buildings, as sketched above, has been conceived by a French engineer.
$5,000 for Proving the Earth is a Globe (Oct, 1931)
This reminds me a lot of the intelligent design movement.
$5,000 for Proving the Earth is a Globe
by JAY EARLE MILLER
Post and Gatty didn’t fly around the world, according to Wilbur Glenn Voliva, they merely flew in a circle around the North Pole. This article presents Voliva’s theory of a flat world, and tells you how you can win his offer of $5,000 for proving that he is wrong.
WOULD you like to earn $5,000? If you can prove that the world is a sphere, floating in space, turning on its own axis, revolving around the sun, you can earn a prize of that amount. Such a prize has been posted for years, offered by Wilbur Glenn Voliva, general overseer of Zion, 111., home of the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church, founded some thirty years ago by the late John Alexander Dowie.