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Compact... yet roomy - that's English!
Compact… yet roomy – that’s English! And it’s got real FORD “go”! Compare its low price with any other leading import! Slip easily through traffic, park in places most cars must pass by. Yet four people ride in comfort. For further information write: Imported Car Sales, Ford Motor Co., 34 Exchange Place, Jersey City 2, […]
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PUTTING ON THE DOG
PUTTING ON THE DOG IT’S said that every dog has his day. Bobbie, an upper-crust Great Dane, really has it and is he barking it up! His master, Alden J. Senegal of Los Angeles, built Bobbie a plush ranch-style doghouse which has a TV antenna, chimney, doorbell, real doggy wallpaper, blue shag rug and— a […]
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CAMERA COP
CAMERA COP In Tokyo can take flashbulb picture of traffic violations (for use as evidence) by touching button on handlebar. Any 35mm camera can be used with the mechanism; no photo skill required.
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ROCKERLESS ROCKER
ROCKERLESS ROCKER is rigged with two metal strips, wheels for passing time.
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How Those Hula-Hoops Got Rolling
“A hoop?” winced the toy man. “Who’d buy a hoop?” “Just kids,” Melin and Knerr chorused. Sound’s like it’s right out of the Hudsucker Proxy (video link) How Those Hula-Hoops Got Rolling By James Joseph CREW-CUT and boyish Spud Melin, 33, went to grammar school one day last April and graduated into the ranks of […]
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INVENTIONS WANTED!
WIN $5 for year invention idea. Describe en a postcard and mail to Inventions Wanted Editor, Mechanix Illustrated, 87 W. 44th St, New York, N.Y. 10036. Each idea that we publish wins $5. FISH FOOD in time-release capsules that would dissolve over several days or weeks. Philip F. Sidotti, Glassboro. N. J. ICE CREAM freezer that could be hooked up to an exercise bike to make your perspiration more worthwhile. Ross White, Hueytown. Ala.
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COLEOPTERE
COLEOPTERE, or Beetle, is the last word in French jet-powered VTOLs. The annular (ring-shaped) wing gives it odd outline and name. It flies vertically or horizontally.
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GIZMO
Here is the June 1956 article and the November 1956 article (with the plans) “GIZMO.” a mechanical man. can walk, answer “yes” and “no” and grasp and release objects. Built by Wade Barrineau III, Georgetown. S. C.
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Perma Spare
Needless to say, these did not replace normal spare tires. I’m not sure when the little donuts got popular. I think they had the wrong market though. If they’d just started a towing company staffed with Mimi’s to compete with AAA they would have cleaned up. THIS month our niftiest A new product tester tests […]
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PROPELLER-DRIVEN TRAIN
By Frank Tinsley THE propeller-driven monorail train zooming out of New York's Pennsylvania Station accelerates from zero to 115 mph in a little over one mile. Its destination, Washington, D. C, will be reached in record time. This revolutionary streamliner may soon become a reality. Curtiss-Wright Corp. has proposed powering high speed passenger trains with air propellers utilizing C-W's Turbo-compound airplane engine. Pennsylvania Railroad is considering this project, a possible solution to the American railroads' quest for economic and lightweight rolling stock.
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AIR-POWERED SPEEDOMETER
AIR-POWERED SPEEDOMETER for bikes made by the Sinko Mfg. and Tool Co., Chicago sells for $1.89. As bike moves, air enters intake, deflects small fan blade on a spring-mounted needle.
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DOUBLE KEYBOARD
DOUBLE KEYBOARD machine types either plain talk or scientific equations. Imperial Typewriter Company, Leicester, England.
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PHOTO-CHECKS
PHOTO-CHECKS THE FACE ON THE FACE of the check is the face of the signer—a bright idea cooked up by the Louisiana National Bank, Baton Rouge, La. New depositors have identification right on their checks, along with their names and addresses. Makes checks much more acceptable.
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buckboard'n buggy
buckboard’n buggy IT’S EASY TO BUILD IT YOURSELF for your son’s Christmas Our detailed plans make it easy to assemble in a few hours. Drives like a real car. Push it … or add power (your old lawn mower motor or any gasoline motor up to 2-1/2 hp.) Strong wood chassis, steel undercarriage, 10″ rubber […]
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WATER WALKER
WATER WALKER Wayne Wilson, a York, Pa., engineer, jogs inside his plastic squirrel cage and independent paddle wheel. He says it’s unsinkable. Ventilators let in air but not water.
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First Man In Space
First Man In Space By Harry Kursh YOU’RE a special breed. That’s why you’ve been selected to be the first man into space. You squirm nervously in your space suit inside the ballistic-like metal container designed to hurl you into orbit. Outside, in an underground blockhouse, the project engineer’s finger is poised over the blast-off […]
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Japanese Minicar
Japanese Minicar SUBARU 360 is the newest and one of the smallest Japanese auto products. The tiny 848-lb. rig is only 117 in. long. Its two-cylinder, two-cycle air-cooled engine gives it a top speed of about 50 mph. Gas consumption is approximately 62 mpg. The Japanese minicar is not yet available in the United States.
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Car Made from Jet Fuel Tanks
GOOFY CAR has cut-down Chevy hood. Ford Anglia chassis, T-33 jet trainer wing tanks.
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WHISKER SAVER
WHISKER SAVER is called ash guard and it protects user against brush fires.
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