Bringing Primeval Monsters to Life for Chicago Fair (Jun, 1933)
Behold! The most dreadful of Primeval Monsters, the Holstein Cow!
Bringing Primeval Monsters to Life for Chicago Fair
A remarkably life-like model of the saber tooth tiger, which ranged the primeval forests, is here seen nearing completion for display at the Chicago Century of Progress Fair, opening on the first of June.
Pads Reduce Phone Pressure. (Jun, 1949)
These actually look a lot like modern headphones.
Pads Reduce Phone Pressure.
This new lightweight headset manufactured by Telex, Inc., Minneapolis, reduces ear fatigue by eliminating pressure on them. The two receivers rest on the sides of the head and sound is piped through plastic earpieces, which are individually adjustable. The set includes a volume control.
TWILIGHT CITY — Where Snapshots are Born (Feb, 1936)
Very interesting article about how film and photographic paper is made:
“The story behind the actual film-making begins in a huge vault where five tons of bar silver â€”a week’s supply of the precious metalâ€” may be stored for almost immediate consumption.”
That’s a lot of silver, and this was only 1936!
TWILIGHT CITY — Where Snapshots are Born
“It’s easy to take a snapshot,” as 500,000,000 pictures a year will testify. But behind the click of the lens there lies a story of high speed chemistry fascinating in its scope.
The early amateur photographer carried a bulky apparatus in a portable, tent-shaped darkroom into which he plunged for a freshly-sensitized glass plate every time he wished to take a picture. Today’s amateur, exposing some 500,000,000 snapshots yearly, has at his command a vast array of lightning-speed emulsions in convenient sizes and shapes, which are ready for instant use.
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)
Orphans Win Toy for Heroism (Sep, 1933)
Wow, that’s some generosity. Six orphans prevent a train from crashing and save 500 lives. So the railroad rewards them with 3 model trains.
Orphans Win Toy for Heroism
STUMBLING, struggling for breath through a terrific thunderstorm nearPassiac,N. J., six orphan boys, waving, screaming desperately stopped an Erie train fifty feet from a washout and saved the lives of 500 passengers. The story of their heroism made front page news throughout the nation, arid as a reward the boys won a railroad of their own. The road has three miniature trains like the one shown in the photo above, and is complete with tracks, switches, signals, miniature stations and other buildings to go along their railroad’s right of way.