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.
Bazooka Bomb: Newest Sub-Killer (Nov, 1950)
You would need to drop an absurd number of these to have any chance at all of actually hitting a sub.
Bazooka Bomb: Newest Sub-Killer
IN World War II the German commanders of the Panzer divisions were mystified by a new American weapon which effectively was knocking out their tanks. At first they thought it might be a new kind of mortar. Actually they were being introduced to our bazooka and its shaped-charge shell. In the Korean war this same weapon proved to be a potent threat to the Communists’ heavy armor.
IT’S NEW! (Nov, 1955)
That flight-suit on the second page is one of the most steam-punky looking things I’ve ever seen that wasn’t actually designed to look that way. I also love the habit of just throwing a woman in the frame when they show pictures of weird stuff. Balance?
HYDROFOILS in kit form are easily installed on almost all outboard craft from 12 to 16 feet Safe, smooth, they literally make boat fly. Atlantic Hydrofin, Miami. Fla.
GROWING UP LAMP’S base has yardstick with spaces for marking date, weight, height of little Oscar, who likes to see how much he “growed.” Device was exhibited in Chicago.
SLIT SPECS, originated by the Eskimos, are considered the most on Canadian ski slopes these days. Glassless, slits guard against sun’s glare. This pair costs $20.
Scottish Engineer Builds Auto That Speeds Over Lake at 7 m.p.h. Clip (Aug, 1931)
It looks like it’s under the water, not floating on it.
Scottish Engineer Builds Auto That Speeds Over Lake at 7 m.p.h. Clip
A COMBINATION motor boat and automobile, capable of a speed of 40 miles per hour on land and 7 miles per hour in the water, has been invented by a well known Scottish engineer after a long period of experimentation to produce a practical and serviceable vehicle.
Silent Sea Engine for Nuclear Subs (Jan, 1966)
This reminds me of the Caterpillar drive from The Hunt For Red October.
Silent Sea Engine for Nuclear Subs
A magnetic pump with no moving parts, this simple device may propel our submarines silently along the ocean floor
By JAMES G. BUSSE
In the silent world of underwater warfare, the slightest noise can bring sudden death to a submarine. The electronic ears of the enemy can detect conventional engines and screw propellers as far as 100 miles away. A computer interprets the sounds and directs a deadly homing torpedo to their source in minutes. How do you go about maneuvering a 3,260-ton nuclear submarine without making a sound? Two medical researchers at St. Louis University’s School of Medicine may have found the answer—a revolutionary undersea propulsion unit dubbed the “sea engine.”