An Automatic Film Developing Machine (Dec, 1941)
It looks like an early version of a McDonalds french fry robot. I know I’ve seen one but I couldn’t easily find a video.
An Automatic Film Developing Machine
FONVILLE WINANS, Baton Rouge photographer and inventor, and his motorized film developing tank are shown in the two photographs above. Winans has connected a motor, run with a timing device, to an elongated worm gear having a tripping and raising arrangement. This machine puts the plates into the developing fluid for any desired period then moves them, as set, into shortstop bath, fixer and washer. There is no need to touch them.
These Ideas May Make You $1,000,000 (May, 1929)
I’d wasn’t aware of this meaning of the word polygraph, though it actually makes more sense than the current definition.
These Ideas May Make You $1,000,000
Here are ideas, which if developed by the right man, should easily net him a fine business and a neat fortune. They have been selected for their originality and in the light of apparent demand for them by the editors of Modern Mechanics, who believe no development work has been done on the schemes other than the mere conception of the idea. It is believed by the editors the right man can make $1,000,000 using any of these ideas as a nucleus.
IT’S NEW! (Oct, 1956)
That swamp wagon is pretty damn bad-ass.
SWAMP WAGON’S nine-ft. tall rear wheels have hickory treads steel-clamped to 28 in. rims weighing 700 lbs. Vehicle is designed to clamber over Florida’s soft muck bogs.
TOTCYCLIST Brad Bradley drives cut-down 125 cc Harley Davidson like a pro. Five-year-old was taught to ride 50-mph machine by his Dad. Brad began career at 18 months.
MANY-LENSED Italian Summa camera has revolving turret housing regular lens, wide angle lens and two for direct sighting. It also has hand grips and flash attachments.
NO FANCY PANTS, Solly Davis holds Geiger counter inside Goodyear’s new one-piece vinyl film anti-radiation suit Inflated by compressed air, suit is air-conditioned.