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Jan, 1954
Mi-stoppers
Mi-stoppers BIG TIME DISPLAY in Frankfurt Germany, prompted this pretty Fraulein’s double-take. Sure enough, all of the huge wristwatches keep accurate time. Exhibit was part of a watch and jewelry fair. GOVERNOR GETS THE BIRD. Kentucky governor, Lawrence Wetherby. delighted visitors at the State Fair recently when be donned a jockey’s costume and took the […]
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WRIST RADIO
WRIST RADIO DICK TRACY, the famed comic-strip detective character created by cartoonist Chester Gould, has been using a wrist radio for years in his fight against crime. Now the wrist radio is becoming a reality and Sylvania Products, Inc., has proved it by developing the tiny transmitter shown here. But it can’t receive signals such […]
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WARNING SIGNS aid stranded motorists
Um… What exactly am I supposed to push there? WARNING SIGNS aid stranded motorists. They read: Caution, Out Of Gas, Stalled, Need Help. Signs, are luminous and fit into trunk. Sunset Mfg., Los Angeles.
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Madman's Dream Car
DID HITLER really intend putting a Volkswagen in every Super-man's garage, or was Der Fuehrer playing a gigantic con game with the German people? What has the beetle-shaped Volkswagen got that makes it the best-selling car in Europe today? The answers are supplied in Gordon Wilkins' fascinating story in the December CARS (The Strange History of "The People's Car").
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Unusual... Adult Party Items!
Unusual… Adult Party Items! Hollywood’s most unique entertainment gimmicks, films, records, bar items… authentic collector’s items, etc. Sent 25c for sample and catalog, or $1.00 for sample assortment of sophisticated enjoyment. Guaranteed to please! PARAGON “I” Enterprises 8627 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles 46, California
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Locks of Ages
Locks of Ages LOCKS are almost as old as culture itself and the origin of them is lost in prehistory. The earliest lock on record was found in the ruins of a Persian Palace some 4,000 years ago. Oddly enough, the modern pin-tumbler cylinder lock employs a system used by the ancient Egyptians. The Romans, […]
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Vehicle Oddities
Boynton Bicycle Locomotive built in 1889 was tested in Gravesend, Brooklyn, on one overhead and one ground rail. Arrangement was supposed to reduce weight, friction and save power on curves. Bicycle Airship designed to fly in any direction was the fantastic brainchild of Herman Rieckert in 1889. Bicycle apparatus in pilothouse flapped side and center wings, providing motive power.
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Build an Air-Rifle Shooting Gallery
Do you have a budding marksman in your home? You'll rate high with him if you help him build this Lilliput shooting gallery. By Kenneth Murray IF YOUR invitation to the next A-bomb test hasn't arrived yet, you can still get your bangs at the nearest shooting gallery. Or, if you feel like tinkering, you can have a shooting gallery (junior grade) for your very own. It's fun to construct and exciting to use, so it makes a perfect dad-and-lad undertaking. It works just like the big ones at summer carnivals, but an air rifle or air pistol with BB ammunition is used. That puts the shooting expense way down. Also, there's no danger—you can set the target up either inside the house or, when the weather permits, outdoors on the lawn. It fits comfortably on an ordinary card table. The project is simply made. It has a wooden base and a front row of moving characters, such as Bugs Rabbit, who run on an endless belt. They can be knocked over, but come to life again the next trip around the circuit. At the rear are some more targets. One revolves slowly and, theoretically, you get a prize if you put a BB slug through the right hole at the right time and ring the bell. Then there are some "clay" pipes that look like the real thing. Instead of breaking, however, they merely spin merrily each time they are hit. Lastly, for timid shooters, there's a round target that doesn't go anywhere but has a large hole through which it's easy to ring the gong.
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CAR GUN RACK
CAR GUN RACK When you go hunting, do you throw your guns and cases on the back floor or trunk of your car? I did, too, until I happened on the CAR GUN RACK made by Powermaster Corp. of Alhambra, Calif. I took its picture on the back seat of a beautiful, brand new Chevvie […]
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How long since your last raise?
Sure, you've had a "cost of living increase." But what about the big pay boost?—the kind the boss asks you not to talk about and the kind that starts you thinking about a new car, a better home, luxuries for your family! If you've had one of these in the past six months, stop reading right here. If not, it's time to start doing something about it. Look around you. The men who ore advancing ore He trained men. They've learned special skills that bring them higher pay. It's the men without training who get what's loft.
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PLYWOOD PLAY PLANKS
Give your child countless hours of interesting, instructive, and clean play by making him this jumbo-size set of building blocks. ANY kid who has this plank set will be . the hero of the block—and his hero will be his dad for making it for him. With the set, he is equipped to build any number of walk-in projects. Houses, forts, ships, castles, garages, locomotives—there's no limit to the designs that healthy imagination and young hands can produce. The planks are light and clean. They are simple enough for a three-year-old to use, yet interesting enough to keep a ten-year-old busy. No nails or fasteners are needed —the planks interlock strongly and safely. They won't crack or warp and children can't break them. Even the most ambitious play-plank buildings can be dismantled and stored in a few minutes.
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How Nuclear Radiation Can Change Our Race
An atomic war could produce an entirely new species of man. Would he be friend—or foe? By O. O. Binder "Now hear this, Earth! I am Mutant Man, Homo Superior! I have been created by radiation forces out of the loins of you, the human race, after your great and terrible Atom War. Yes, I am a step above and beyond you and I am now your master for better or for worse. You created me in your blind, savage, senseless war of atomic radiation. You have only yourselves to blame if I turn out to be your— Frankenstein Monster!"
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Build a Streamlined Bobsled
Chills, thrills, and spills make the sport of bobsledding a zestful experience you'll never forget, and this two-man job will enable you and a friend to share exciting rides. THE chief objective in the design of this bobsled was to provide a streamlined canopy that completely encloses the driver and brakeman. I had made some rough calculations using some data based on the use of an unstreamlined sled which indicated that a substantial increase in speed could be expected from even a moderate amount of streamlining.
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The ROBOTS Are Coming!
Our civilization is being invaded by a horde of mechanical men who are determined to change our way of life. But there's no need to worry. It's all in the spirit of good fellowship. By Lester David A STRANGE, awesome army of Things is invading the planet Earth! This is not science fiction but cold fact. The Vanguard of this army is here already and has secured a firm beachhead. A vast body of others is on the way. These weird monsters are busy altering your world even now. Within the next several decades, after they are firmly entrenched in farm, home, laboratory and factory, your work, your habits, your entire life will be unrecognizable.
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FOR THE KIDDIES
TOY FIBERGLAS CAR, manufactured in Connecticut by the New London Metal Processing Corp., has a top speed of 5 mph, powered by a truck battery. JUVENILE JIVESTERS. below, can play real tunes on these plastic toy instruments manufactured by Emenee Industries, 200 Fifth Avenue, N. Y.
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Have Spiritualists Split the Atom?
CAN a rose pass through a solid wall? A plant grow from seed to maturity in a matter of minutes? A barn burn to the ground where no barn stood before? If you're inclined to hoot at haunted houses and minimize the mysterious operation of the ouija, you'll regard these questions as ridiculous. However, before pooh-poohing the possibility that all three can be answered in the affirmative, we should consider the fact that some of the best scientific brains of the century have sought and frequently found proof that such inexplicable incidents do occur.
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Party Records FOR ADULTS ONLY
Party Records FOR ADULTS ONLY THEY’RE TERRIFIC! Brand new series of exclusive records. Spicy songs packed with teasing wit and lusty humor. The kind you will like. Complete set of SIX DIFFERENT SONGS on finest quality 78 or 45 R.P.M. records (state choice), sent prepaid for $4.95 in sealed package. No C.O.D.’s. NATIONAL, Dept. 368, […]
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Build a Hunter's Crossbow
This old-time weapon has the hitting power and accuracy of a modern rifle. By E. Milton Grassell THIS crossbow, with all the romance and charm of a medieval weapon, is so powerful and accurate that it is used extensively for hunting and precision target shooting. It's a deadly weapon, not a toy, exceptionally fine for hunting rabbits, pheasants, squirrels, and even capable of killing big game like deer, elk, antelope, and cougar when used by one skilled in its handling. Therefore it is most imperative that the crossbow be handled carefully. Never hold it in a position where it might endanger anyone if fired accidently, and always reckon with the area beyond the target or game in the event you should miss hitting the object aimed at.
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