New Giant Tanks…PEACEMAKERS OR WAR BRUTES (Nov, 1935)
According to this article Britain had a specially designed tank for “fighting savages”.
New Giant Tanks…PEACEMAKERS OR WAR BRUTES
Fast, Powerful Land Battleships May Speed Up the Next War by Preventing Trench Stalemates, or Even Make War an Impossibility
By Thomas M.Johnson
MARS has put on overalls. In carefully guarded machine shops, laboratories, and foundries all over the civilized world, the war god is tinkering with strange new machines, grimly determined to solve the mystery of that “next war” which the world dreads, but in preparation for which it spent last year nearly ten billion dollars.
The solution of that mystery, in the opinion of many experts, may end the world’s dread by making an end of war itself. Is it too much to hope that invention, which in the past has merely served to multiply the instruments of death, may once more change historyâ€”this time in the role of a peacemaker? The answer may lie in the latest and most terrible of the descendants of the war chariot, the land battleship.
Glass Case Protects Baby from Poison Gas (Aug, 1938)
Sucks to be the other baby in the open crib.
Glass Case Protects Baby from Poison Gas
Masked nurses clad in gasproof rubber garments are testing out the latest invention of war-fearing Europe. It is a portable glass case in which babies can be thrust at the alarm of a gas attack and carried to a zone of safety.
Santa Goes Electronic (Dec, 1946)
I was very disappointed to learn that the rifle on the second page is not actually a toy.
Santa Goes Electronic
BY DON ROMERO
An atomic-age Santa naturally has to bring electronic toys.
WILLIAM L. GARSTANG has created a $l,000,000-a-year business by giving old man Santa Claus an electronic shot in the arm.
Little more than a year ago, as president of Electronic Laboratories, Inc., of Indianapolis, tall, slim, 36-year-old Garstang was up to his ears turning out war supplies for the armed forces. As the inventor, designer, and manufacturer of some of our most vital electronic equipment, Garstang did a capital “E” job. But when reconversion began to loom, he began to wonder what he’d do with the huge defense plant that would soon be sitting idle on his hands. He found the answer in the very devices he was manufacturing. In place of working for Uncle Sam, he decided he’d work for Santa Clausâ€”by reconverting war devices into electronic toys.
Inventors Offer Thousands of Ideas to Help Beat the Axis (Jun, 1942)
That wide tank on the left looks like it would break in half at the slightest bump and it looks like that truck on the left would have a pretty hard time pulling that huge armored trailer.
Inventors Offer Thousands of Ideas to Help Beat the Axis
WAR inventions are flooding the National Inventors Council and the U. S. Patent Office. At the Council’s headquarters in Washington, D. C, 45,000 suggestions have been received during the last year. And 3,000 of them have been adoptedâ€”one out of 15, an amazingly high proportion that pays tribute to American inventive ability. Results have well justified the effort of sorting valuable new ideas from equally well-meant schemes that prove unsuitable for various reasons.