Well, that certainly looks… er. Rugged? Actually it seems like something you’d see at DisneyLand. THE WONDERFUL RAT THE Rat is an amazingly versatile Canadian vehicle developed and built by Canadair Ltd., Montreal. Only 1,500 lbs. in weight, the aluminum buggy can tote 600 lbs. of cargo while towing another 1,000 lbs. on sleds or [...]
LOCK, stock and old barrels, Mrs. Mary Kidd of Walden, N. Y. ' has created an early American general store. Spurred on by a love of collecting antiques, Mrs. Kidd, with the aid of her husband, began putting her 1880 country store together. The little two-story building, once a barn and carriage house, sits behind her home.
YOUR NEW PHONE TELEPHONE subscribers will soon be getting a new, small-size phone like the one shown at left. The set will be offered in several colors and, later, in two models. The first model will feature a combined night-light and dial-light. The second model will have a two-line pick-up with a hold button for [...]
Dog Wagon DeLuxe DOWN Missouri way professional handler Bill Wunderlich of Wentzville hauls his valuable field trial dogs in a Ford Ranchero, “customized” to house seven dogs, each one with a private, ventilated kennel carpeted with cedar shavings. John Mueller of St. Louis designed the $1,100 custom coach-work which weighs only 500 lbs. •
They tell us it's a good way to get ahead. The tough part is . . . there aren't enough bosses' daughters to go around. But there's another way to call your shots.
PHONE DOME called the Vista-booth gives a hill view of all the revolving doors (so you won't miss Auntie Gert) plus desk phone. From Bell Labs. COP ARMOR, not so chic as Galahad's tilting suit but weighing almost as much (65 lbs.), is fully bulletproof. A Philadelphia Police Department development COPTER PA system (left) shown on USMC chopper is the first to prove loud and clear enough to let pilot talk to radioless ground troops through engine noise. The four speakers are Atlas King Cobra-jectors; amplifier is 50-watt Stromberg-Carlson.
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BY SENATOR RICHARD L. NEUBERGER with Lester David IT happened recently in my home State of Oregon: A car driven by a young automobile race driver hurtled out of control at Portland Speedway and crashed into a retaining wall. Don Porter, father of four small children and himself only 31, died violently.
By Edmund Cordon IF you thought the legendary salesman who sold ice boxes to Eskimos was a sharp character, step up and meet his master. This fellow actually sold imitation shrunken heads to the countries where the real things are made! He's E. Joseph Cossman of Hollywood, Calif., who conceived the idea of packaging imitation Sanforized noggins, the kind made for real by South American Jivaro head-hunters, and selling them via mail order as souvenirs.
By Frank Tinsley THIS radical new ship is now under development by the British government. According to the London Daily Mail the Saunders-Roe Aircraft Co. is now hard at work on preliminary research. The idea is essentially the same as that proposed for Ford's futuristic "Wheel-less Car." (See Oct. '58 MI)
By Richard C. Redmond DID any birds kick the bucket in your house lately? If they did, you can bury them in a miniature bird coffin designed and built by Bob Carpenter of Buffalo, N. Y., founder of The American Pet Casket Co. Bob's tiny coffins-for-the-birds idea was hatched one day when he heard a woman complain about the scarcity of suitable caskets for dear departed songsters. He checked the local pet shops and found only a crude wooden box used for the purpose.
MI’S TIE BAR BROOCH BEEN awarded a Golden Hammer Tie Bar you’d like to convert to a brooch for your best gal? It’s easy: (1) peel off the tie clip with needle-nose pliers; (2) mold aluminum foil around the hammer to dissipate heat rapidly when soldering and so protect the finish; (3) solder a two-piece [...]
HERE’S “VELCRO” VELCRO may put the zipper out of business. This new fastening material is made of two nylon strips. One contains oodles of microscopic hooks; the other oodles of microscopic loops. Pressed together they form an amazingly strong union, yet peel open easily.
Tomorrow’s Pens THE pen at left is solar-powered, burning an impression onto the paper with an electric arc. The instrument above is a Voice-Writer, combining a dictaphone with a script-writing pen. Both are dreams of Parker Pen Co. stylists, preparing for tomorrow’s brave new world .