Demonic Japs (Jan, 1945)

This is a crazy racist cover depicting Japanese soldiers as some kind of demonic, green, bomb throwing mutants.

Original Ball Point Pen (Jan, 1945)

TWO-YEAR INK SUPPLY can be carried in a fountain pen invented by L. J. Biro, an Argentine newspaper man from Hungary. The writing point is an unbreakable bll bearing to which a gelatinous quick-drying ink is fed from a copper tube. Composition of the ink is not divulged, but is supposedly a combination of glycerin and anilin fed from two copper tubes. The pen is sealed and can be refilled only by the manufacturer. The inventor claims the pen will not leak at high altitudes, and that one filling lasts one to two years.

Walkie-Talkie Carhops Speed Service (Dec, 1955)

The young lady in the photo (left) uses the lightweight walkie-talkie to call orders into the kitchen at Schilling’s Drive-in Restaurant near Covington, Ky. The woman in the car thus gets her food faster. It’s part of an electronic setup developed by Frank Lindley of Cincinnati. An operator at a reciever takes down orders fromt he walkie-talkie carhops. Then, when the food and check are ready, the carhops are alerted by different-colored lights on signal boxes located so that they can be seen from anywhere in the parking lot.

Milk to be Sold in Paper Bottles (Aug, 1934)

A Machine just recently developed not only sterilizes, fills, and caps milk bottles, but actually makes the bottles. Everything is automatic and the filled milk bottle can be turned out at a cost of less than one cent.

A paper container used for the milk as many novel features. Sturdy construction permits it to be handled just as roughly as the glass bottles, without danger of leakage.

A special clip which seals the bottle is easily replaced if contentents are not used at once. Even if the milk bottle freezes the bottle remains sealed.

Wind-Electric Plant Perfected (Nov, 1934)

Well, maybe not perfected. G.E. makes a wind turbine that generates 3.6MW; 36 times the output of this windmill. Of course it does have a diameter of 341 ft, making each of it’s blades almost as tall as this entire plant.

Mounting a 98-foot wheel atop a steel tower 82 feet high, Soviet Engineers have successfully operated a 100-kilowatt wind-electric plant in the Crimean sector for more than a year. The windwheel has self-regulating variable-pitch blades which are automatically operated by centrifugal force. The Entire machine rotates on a spherical pivot in the top of the tower. The device is kept into the wind by a small motor actuate by a weather vane.

Worlds First Washeteria Opened (Jan, 1936)

A new idea promptly put to work has resulted in a fast growing business for Mr. C. A. Tannahill of Fort Worth, Texas. He decided women who did not have room for a modern laundry in their home would be glad to pay to do their own washing in a place that did. He established the worlds first washeteria, and found he was right.

Vitabrush (Sep, 1949)

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Lunar Suit for Space Explorer (Jan, 1961)

This doesn’t look too practical.

A spaceman could use this suit while exploring the moon – and even rest in it if he’s on a long hike. It is equipped with retractable tripod legs that will hold it up off the ground and a built-in seat that he can curl up on while easing his tired feet.

The suit is made of aluminum, has a circular plastic window and nylon-coated neprene arms and legs. The tank strapped to the back supplies oxygen and contains a cabon-dioxide absorbent. The controls are inside the cylinder along with shelves of food for lengthy trips. Tools the wearer could use would be similar to those lying on the ground. The suit was built by Republic Aviation, weighs 120 pounds, which on the low-gravity moon would be equivealent to 20 on earth.

Big Money from Poultry (Mar, 1939)

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I show you how to increase profits, or start your own business. I train you at home in spare time. My homestudy course will show you the latest methods and give you facts that can be worth money to you, or to an employer already established in some branch of the poultry business. My 32-page book, “How to Raise Poultry for Profit” fully explains the opportunities in this fascinating field. Shows how others are cashing-in. Write for a copy today. Harry M. Lamon, Pres., National Poultry Institute, Dept 206-E, Adams Center, New York.

Kerosene Radio (Jun, 1956)

“Hold on ma, let me go light the radio!”

Made in Moscow for use in rural areas, this all-wave radio is reportedly powered by the kerosene lamp hanging above it. A group of thermocouples is heated internally to 570 degrees by the flame. Fins cool the outside to about 90 degrees. The temperature differential generates enough current to operate the low-drain reciever. Regular listeners may want fur lined union suits, though: it works best in a room with open windows.