Exactly What Have War Conditions And Shortages Done To Your 1942 Car? Here's Detroit's Answer To The Challenge. by Frederick C. Russell CALL them the 1942 cars if you like, but the glittering dreams that are rolling off the Detroit assembly lines along with tanks, bomber engines and the exciting implements of this bewildering era are, in reality, the latest models of American ingenuity.
Found! — A New Food From The Sea That May Mean The Difference Between Victory and Defeat For The Democracies. by Elon Jessup CARE for a dish of plankton? No? Well, you'd better not turn up your nose at it. If this war really gets tough, the chances are great that you and I and the guy next door may soon have to eat plankton instead of steaks, chops, turkey and candied sweets. As a matter of fact, I think you'd rather like this new table delicacy.
There have been a good number of aircraft that used contra-rotating propellers. Two-Way Propellers Lessen Air Torque THE latest development in airplane propellers, the product of English inventors, is called the Rotol Constant-Speed Contra-Rotating Airscrew, shown at the right. Although appearing to be a six-bladed propeller, the contrivance actually consists of two three-bladed propellers which [...]
They Whistle! They're All-Electric! They 'Buzz' with Action! HELLO BOYS! Look at all the fun and action you get with my new Erectors
Want Trotting Speed? Try a Moose Team! Albert Vallancourt, French – Canadian woodsman, has the fastest pair of trotters in his neighborhood— a team of moose which he raised from babyhood at his farm near Sudbury, Ont. Vallancourt insists his team can beat any harness racing records made by horses anywhere. He acquired one of [...]
Requisitioning of most of the private airports in and around New York City by Uncle Sam has more or less put the blight on private flying. However, here'e one airport that is determined not to let national defense throw it for a loss. Joe Alta and his Alta Fliers, unable to obtain quarters at any one of the established fields, took over a vacant lot in the suburbs, and now they're going strong again.
"Sea Otter," Radically New Cargo Boat, Tested. ONE of the "hush-hush" items of America's defense effort is a radically new type of boat known as the "Sea Otter." A one-third size model of the new boat is shown at the top. At right is a full-scale "Sea Otter," showing its novel pointed prow. The propeller is just aft of the center of the ship. Powered with 16 six-cylinder automobile motors, "Sea Otters" can be turned out in two months, will be 270 feet long, carry 1,500 tons of cargo, and have a cruising range of 7,000 miles.
Ralph Barter Has Made A Fortune Out Of The Things People Didn't Want I Read How This Down East Rothschild Overcame The Handicap Of Losing An Arm—And, In So Doing, Made Himself Into An Institution I by Bud Martin "LAD 'tis best you leave the islands." George Barter spoke to his twenty-six-year-old son just back from World War 1, minus an arm lost in the Argonne. "You've been a good lobsterman, but the old days and the old ways can never be again for you. A seagull can't soar with one wing, and a man can't handle a pitching smallboat with one hand. Better forget it."
A Woggle Mat Will Wiggle Off Weight! THESE innocent looking little mats roll around, with an unsettling, jiggling motion. They are designed to take off excess pounds.
Why is the writing on the plane upside down? Landing On An Automobile! ONE of the most unusual aerobatic stunts ever achieved was photographed recently at an air show, where Dannie Fowlie, stunt flier, successfully took off in his plane from the top of an automobile, and then managed a landing on the car top.
Your Pipe Can Be Your Best Friend Or Your Worst Foe-Here's The Way To Select It, Break It In, And Care For It. by Rory O'Shane THE saddest men I know are those who have tried everything in the way of pipes and have yet to find something that is sweet, cool, and dry. Most of their complaints about sour pipes and rank tobacco could have been avoided by exercising a little discrimination in the selection and care of a pipe. The rules for choosing a pipe are on the same par with picking a wife. You look for graceful lines, a sweet disposition, and the ability to improve with age. Three types of pipe embody these characteristics in more or less varying degrees.
Joe Burger Makes Invisible Step-Ladders For Your Ego! JOE BURGER is in the business of building dignity into small men. Out of a psychological twist and an adeptness at the cobbler's art, Mr. Burger has made a successful business.
A “Slot Machine Doctor”! THE slot machine manufacturers will never stop until they have American life completely on a “coin-in-slot” basis, apparently. Now they’ve devised this machine. Strap your wrist to it, drop in a dime, and r6ad your blood pressure level and pulse rate.
Now They’re Putting Babies In Murphy Beds WELL, well! The famous Murphy Bed, which has been lauded in poem, song and movie, finally has been adapted for infant use; though we’ll admit the babe at the left seems to be old enough to know better. The idea is that this crib can be hidden away [...]
It looks like an early version of a McDonalds french fry robot. I know I’ve seen one but I couldn’t easily find a video. An Automatic Film Developing Machine FONVILLE WINANS, Baton Rouge photographer and inventor, and his motorized film developing tank are shown in the two photographs above. Winans has connected a motor, run [...]
All-Plywood Airplane Demonstrates Ability THE first of a new fleet of airplanes designed for mass production in times of war materials shortage is shown at the right as it was tested in flights over New York City. Fuselage and wings are made entirely of plywood and molded plastic and the ship can be turned out [...]
Bombardment Of America From The Air Is Going On All The Time! But It's A Propaganda Raid, And Uncle Sam Is Now Beating It Off. by Charles J. Vests "U.S. DEFENDERS repel foreign air attack!" You'd jump, wouldn't you, if you found that headline in your morning paper. Yet it's true, today and every day. A constant bombardment rains down on our shores, a bombardment just as real and dangerous as though it were one of bombs dropped from planes. It is the airborne bombardment of radio propaganda, one of the deadliest weapons of modem war, accompanied by the sinister crackle of messages and instructions to saboteurs and spies.
I have to say, I approve of their testing methodology. Underwater Socket Tested A LIGHT socket which can be used under water without short-circuiting is shown in the picture above, in the hands of Helena Brinton, Hollywood model. Miss Brinton doesn’t seem to be shocked. We don’t know about the socket.
Here Is A Repeating Action "Submachine Gun" That Will Delight That Boy Of Yours. While Certainly No Lethal Weapon It Will Knock Over Toy Soldiers Quite Easily, Holds Fifteen Wooden "Bullets" Firing As The Front Handle Pumps Back And Forth. by Reginald O. Lissaman ANY small boy will want, and be delighted • with this toy submachine gun, which'! holds fifteen shots in the magazine and fires them continuously, until empty, as the "tromboning" action is worked. Made entirely from wood, simple of construction, and employing no "hard to get" parts, this gun would make an excellent mass production product for any guild club doing such work for gift or sale.
"Super Shock Troops" For The Army Will Soon Be In Action! Vitamins Are The Magic That Produce Them! by W. M. Kimball THE gray-clad ship moved into the quiet evening shadows of the secluded cove near Willapa Bay. Three boats dropped from the davits. In each of them 20 men sat straight, alert on the thwarts. Purring motors beached the boats silently. The shadows were blackening, but the 60 men leaped ashore sure-footedly, their cat-eyes piercing the gloom. They were assured men—tall, lean, brown, certain of every movement. An observer might have whistled in awe to look at them—and with good reason. For these were the United States Army's "super-shock troops" going into action! The Captain Marvels of America!
“Aprons” Take Shock From Grid Scrimmage ANOTHER step away from – the fierce clash of football as it was played in the days of the “flying wedge” is the “scrimmage apron,” invented this fall for use by the elite of present-day college grid stars. In the photo at the right, the Columbia University Lions are [...]