“Leg muscles” that cushion a jet’s landing
When the landing gear of an F-86 Sabrejet hits the runway at lightning speed, the shock is absorbed by hydraulic action within the tough, precision-made cylinder on each “leg.” To machine these 37-lb. cylinders to exact tolerances from solid 158-lb. steel forgings … to give them mirror-smooth inside finishes . . . Cleveland Pneumatic depends on Lycoming.
Fort More Than Mile High?
NEARLY fifty years ago, Gustave Eiffel erected his wonder of the world in Parisâ€”a tower of iron framework 987 feet high. A generation was to pass before this was exceeded in height by a number of the skyscrap-ing office buildings of New York.
Now another French engineer, Henri Lossier, proposes a jump in construction to 6,560 feet, nearly a mile and a quarter high, in the form of a concrete tower, to be part of the defences of Paris. From its cone-shaped hangars, some over a mile above the ground, airplanes could be launched on a minute’s notice; while firmly-mounted anti-aircraft guns at this great elevation would reach invading planes more readily. The recoil of a hundred four-inch guns at once would vibrate it four inches. The details are shown in the illustrations, as also a comparison with a well-known New England mountain. In times of peace, such a structure could be devoted to many purposes; its great height furnishing advantages not otherwise obtainable, such as pure, thin air, and sunshine.
This seems like a REALLY bad idea. Put your baby on the end of a spring, right in front of the windshield… bright.
Baby Bounces in Safety Chair
A SAFETY chair which combines the enjoyment of a spring ride for the baby with assurance to the mother that he will not get hurt provides a solution to the problem of baby tending for the busy housewife.
The chair is built high to support the baby’s back and is set on a strong steel spring leaf fastened to a slot in the floor. The baby’s legs straddle a hobby-horse head which prevent him from falling out of the front. Stirrups provide a natural rest for the child’s feet.
The spring of the safety chair may also be slipped into a slot in the auto floor, and it will eliminate all heavy shocks to provide baby with a smooth, comfortable ride in spite of rough and rutty roads.
Happy Days are Here Again
SPRINGTIME is get-together-time â€” out of doors! You enjoy old friends more â€” make new friends â€” and pack every outdoor hour with pleasure â€” when you own a 1936 Harley-Davidson. . . It’s some motorcycle! You’ll marvel at its wind-piercing lines and perfect balance â€” its airplane-like speed and snap â€” and above all, the amazing performance of its up-to-the-minute motor with new and exclusive features. Many sparkling color combinationsâ€” every one a beauty. Streamlined sidecar or chummy “Buddy Seat” for get-together ridesâ€”available on the 45′s, 74′s and the new 80 cubic inch Twin.
See your nearest Harley-Davidson dealerâ€”PRONTO! Ask him
for a FREE RIDEâ€”about his EASY PAY PLANS
â€” and send in the coupon.
Ride a Harley-Davidson
Novel Auto Windshield Predicted For 1945
DEMONSTRATED at a recent convention of the Society of Automotive Engineers held in Detroit, Mich., the huge streamlined curved windshield shown at left was presented as a possible feature of the roadster of 1945. Made of a special flexible “glass,” the windshield is a type that is used principally on airplanes and speedboats at present.
America’s Smart New Fad
Everyone gets a big thrill out of Skoot-Mobile . . . youngsters and oldsters use it for pleasure and profit. Small merchants now have motorized delivery service at 1/10 of a cent per mile with the Economy Car. . . side car with 500 lb. pay load. Skoot-Mobile, designed and built like an automobile, averages 120 M.P.G. with speeds up to 30 M.P.H. . . . provides comfort with knee action shock absorbers on front wheel . . . has 2 speed transmissionâ€”low gear for power and hill climbingâ€”high gear for speed and economy . . . Simple . . . fool-proof. . . economical . . . durable. FREE literature, write today.
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How a jet engine runs on its “nerves”
Auxiliary “nerve center” of a jet’s engine, this complex gearbox transmits the power that runs oil and fuel pumps, generators, and other vital accessories. To produce this intricate unit for J-40 engines, Westinghouse looks to Lycoming for precision production.
From a jet’s mighty engine, these precision gears “take off” power and pass it along to vital accessory equipment at the specific rate required by each different unit. As many as 30 separate gears … as many as 2500 separate machining and assembly operations … go into this gearbox so essential to safe, efficient operation of a jet. And for this tremendously complex production, Westinghouse depends on Lycoming.
Lycoming stands ready to assist you, too. Whether you have “just an idea” that needs development, a problem in the blueprint stage, or a finished metal product that needs precise, speedy fabrication … you can depend on Lycoming’s long-tested ability to meet the most exacting and diverse industrial or military requirements. Whatever your problemâ€”look to Lycoming!
Lycoming’s 2-1/2 million feet of floor space, its more than 6,000 machine tools, and its wealth of creative engineering ability stand ready to serve your needs.
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You Drive a MILLION DOLLAR Automobile
by DONALD G. COOLEY
THAT shiny, streamlined 1936 motor car that you bought for a few hundred dollars cost its manufacturer one million dollars!
In all the story of modern industry there is no more arresting miracle than this. The million dollar car differs in only one respect from its moderate-priced brothers on the highwaysâ€”it is completely hand built. Into it goes genius of the highest order. It is the master model of skilled designers which serves as a pattern for mass production.
How a helicopter hangs by its “elbows”
Straight up, straight down, forwards, backwards, or just hoveringâ€” the Piasecki “Work Horse” Helicopter’s peculiar flying maneuverability rests in its rotor assemblies. It is these flexible “elbows” that adjust the pitch of the ‘copter’s great blades. Each unit involves more than 625 separate parts. To machine and assemble them, Piasecki depends on Lycoming for precision production.