HIDE CAMERA IN COW’S SKIN (Mar, 1933)
If this had been in Mechanix Illustrated they definitely would have made a joke usingthe two meanings of the word hide. Popular Science is so stuffy!
HIDE CAMERA IN COW’S SKIN
Stretched over wires and padding, a cow’s skin is now part of the photographic equipment of the California State Fish and Game Commission. The lens of a camera is poked through a hole in the skin, and pictures of wild animals, otherwise unobtainable, are taken.
Periscope House (May, 1947)
This is pretty awesome. Anyone know if it’s still around?
YOU walk across the green-lawned, palm-hemmed park overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, California, and climb the stairs to the little house in the picture above. Your party gathers around a circular rail in the center, the door is closed and at first all is darkness.
Then, slowly and as if by magic, the scene you left outdoors a few minutes before appears on the revolvable table in front of you. Colors are perfectly natural. Strollers in the park move about, quite oblivious to their observers.
Hidden Flaws Bared by High Speed Movies (Dec, 1938)
Making a high-speed movie has gotten a lot easier and cheaper in the digital age. There are some really cool ones on You Tube.
Hidden Flaws Bared by High Speed Movies
THE “movie doctor” is not human. It is a machine that in its own line can do more than any human being. It specializes in diagnoses, because with its keen, rapid-seeing eye, it can peer at machines, watch the way they work, and point out just what is the matter with them.
This movie doctor is an exceedingly high-speed motion-picture camera, now used in conjunction with a precision clock. It is really a sort of time microscope. In it is used the ordinary sixteen-millimeter moving-picture film, which takes pictures of the object under examination and at the same time records the time of each frame. While the ordinary motion-picture camera is designed to run at a rate of around sixteen pictures per second, this high-speed camera
LETTERS COPIED AT HIGH SPEED (Sep, 1933)
Ah, life before the Xerox machine.
LETTERS COPIED AT HIGH SPEED
Copies are speedily made of correspondence and other business records with the aid of a new photographic duplicating machine. Through its use, a letter may be photographed directly upon a sheet of specially sensitized paper, requiring an exposure of only a fraction of a second, and developed at once in a portable darkroom. The instrument is especially designed for libraries, banks, insurance companies, and others requiring frequent duplication of card records and correspondence.