Eye Magnet / Mailbox / Water Walking (Nov, 1928)
How is that mailbox an improvement?
REMOVES METAL PARTICLES FROM EYES WITH RING MAGNET DESIGNED IN ENGLAND
ONE of the latest developments in the field of medical science is the ring magnet. It is proving of great value in removing pieces of metal from the eye after an accident. Workers in various industries often suffer from flying pieces of metal striking the eye. To remove such small particles is often a delicate operation whose pain is greatly lessened through the use of this ingenious device. The operation shown here is being performed by Sir Richard Cruise, surgeon-oculist to the King of England and surgeon to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital.
WALKING ON THE WATER NEW GERMAN SPORT
Waterproof “shoes” in which the wearer can walk about at will on lake or river surfaces are proving popular in many parts of Europe. The “shoes” are miniature boats of light construction, covered over and fitted with air chambers, and so designed that it is impossible for the water-walker to capsize them.
A funnel attached to a broom handle is carried, one stick in each hand, to give the walker the necessary “thrust” and to aid him in balancing.
MAIL BOX FOR MOTORISTS
Mail boxes equipped with an extension lever and placed close to the curb so that motorists can drive up to the sidewalk and mail letters from their cars have been installed in Sacramento and Oakland, Cal. They are proving very convenient for motorists.