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SWEDISH SAAB 93
SWEDISH SAAB 93 Good-looking two-door car holds four people and has limited amount of trunk space. Three-cylinder engine has 80-mph top speed. Dashboard is simple and unadorned. Engine was designed in Germany but is built in Sweden. Gas-oil mixture operates vehicle.
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How To Collect Time
Rare, curious and ingenious old clocks are a fascinating and profitable hobby for collectors from every walk of life. By John Armstrong ALLEN BARRINGER is only twelve-going-on-thirteen but he's made a reputation as the Father Time of Richmond, Va. Allen was the boy who set a couple of Richmond's historic clocks ticking for the first time in years. One of them looks out from the tower of the Pace Methodist Church and the other from atop the Jefferson Hotel. Starting out with the church clock, Allen devoted Saturday afternoons to the gigantic task of oiling the gears, cleaning and scouring the huge pendulum and generally putting things to rights.
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SPEED WEEKS '56
Tough competition and attempted skulduggery were features of the 1956 NASCAR Daytona Beach trials. By Tom McCahill THE 1956 Daytona Beach Speed Trials will go down in the history books as the most razzle-dazzle hunk of competition since Rip Van Winkle switched to an electric razor. NASCAR sanctioned Speed Weeks (plural) this year, which was intended to mean two weeks of Speed Trials. But Old Herman Weather decided differently. Consequently, the huge program spaced to cover two weeks' running was jammed into the fastest 48 hours of activity ever to assault the Atlantic Coast.
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Eye-Stoppers VIII
Eye-Stoppers “STILTS” Lewandowski has bus directed between his 34-ft. high legs by a midget to draw attention to Ascot. England, circus. MODERN VERSION of sawing a woman in half uses power-operated blade. Hindu Houdini and calm assistant performed in Paris. MITEY DICTIONARY owned by Mrs. Friedman. Vancouver. Wash., has 3,300 words. Magnifying glass is used […]
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SECRETS OF THE HUSH-HUSH BOYS
Since 1865, for your welfare and his own, the U. S. Secret Service man has been a very hard guy to get to know. By Glenn D. Kittler WITHIN 24 hours after the attempt on President Truman's life in 1950, every newspaper in the world carried the story but not one account named the men whose bullets had riddled the assassins. The reason: U.S. Secret Service agents have a passion for anonymity. They are never identified; they are never even photographed, except when one of them near the President accidentally gets into a camera's view.
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MEET Kathryn Apelt - THE ARMADILLO GAL
She turns these odd little armor-plated beasts into ornamental lamp shades and showy baskets. "BRING them back alive." That's what Mrs. Kathryn Apelt tells her more than 50 Mexican hunters who roam the moonlit highways of Comfort, Texas, in quest of armadillos for her unique and famous farm which lures visitors from all over the world.
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RELAX — and live longer
Tension may crack your health, poison your outlook, spoil your home life, hinder your career— unless you learn the techniques of releasing it. By Lyman Gaylord WHEN two-year-old Kenneth Liebman fell from a sixth-story window in New York, spectators froze in horror. Then, before their incredulous eyes, he got up and walked away unharmed. Was it a miracle that saved his life? No, answers a group of medical men, it was relaxation. The experts explain that we lose our ability to relax as we become conditioned to the pressure of modern life. As adults, most of us are characterized by tension. When we fall we stiffen our bodies and not being able to bend, we break.
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Egg-Master
Anyone for homogenized eggs? This nifty gadget will do the job. M. DEANE HARPER of Dunbar, West Va., has dreamed up a neat little gadget for homemakers. It's the Egg-Master, a device which permits an egg to be beaten within its shell, eliminating the necessity of breaking the egg into a bowl and beating it with a beater. It's fine for making omelets, mixing drinks and a host of other kitchen tasks. A machine shop instructor, Harper began his Egg-Master as a hobby and turned it into a profitable sideline.
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1913 SMITH BUCKBOARD
1913 SMITH BUCKBOARD THIS beautifully restored A.O. Smith Buckboard, vintage 1913, was put into its excellent condition by its present owner and discoverer, John Baum of Ephrata, Pa. John found the car in a barn and traced the original owner of the vehicle when he acquired it. The car was patented in 1912 and Baum’s […]
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Mad Doctors and Bug-Eyed Monsters
Out-of-this-world gizmos are an easy sideline for this talented family of authentic scientists. FIFTEEN years ago Oscar Dallons stood in a laboratory and watched a doctor connect an artificial lung to a patient who appeared to be at death's door. In a few seconds the patient's blood began circulating through the glass tubing of the apparatus, gradually growing redder as it was purified before being returned to his body. Improvement in his condition was immediately noticeable and he was soon out of danger. In 1955 Dallons observed a demonstration that duplicated the other to a marked degree and while the first had amused him, he was amazed by the second.
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FIBERGLAS SPORTS CAR
No youngster could ask for more than have his dad build him this rakish looking sports car. By John Micklitsch TO keep the cost at a minimum, about 75% of the mechanical parts used on the car were either bought at junk yards or second-hand dealers. Except for the welding of the chassis, which was a professional job, the body, transmission, steering, etc., was home-built and assembled by the designer, strictly an amateur.
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INVENTIONS WANTED!
TURNTABLE built into garage floor so that the motorist never has to back car into street E. Thompson, Warwickshire, England. SWIVEL STEP that swings under sink when not in use. enables Junior to wash himself with ease. Arthur Routh. New Haven. Conn.
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I saw my job failure in my family's eyes
. . . but how they smiled when I.C.S. pulled me through Take it from me. That's the hard way to discover a mistake. I thought I was in solid down at the plant with my years of experience. They'd never lay me off. But they did. And I was in solid —as long as business was goo
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IT'S NEW!
SNAZZY RUNABOUT, by sports car designer Brooks Stevens, mounts a 30-hp Evinrude Lark motor, has bucket seats and costs a mere $11,000. FISSION FASHION. Suit designed to protect wearer from atomic fallout gets a big yak in Chicago. Fifteen-oz. silk garment is meant to be earned as emergency armor. HOME-BUILT BIKE owned by Briton Ken Garritt weighs 160 lbs., has 24 gear ratios, three dynamos that power 17 lamps, lour direction finders and real cool twin horns.
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Mr. Cooper's Miniature Steamer
From cab to cowcatcher this baby iron horse is all there. Photographed for MI by Peter Gowland. FOR W.A. COOPER of Arcadia, Calif., an ex-Canadian Pacific machinist, small steam locomotives have been a lifetime preoccupation. At 14 he built a model engine entirely of wood; the smooth little American 4-4-0 he now operates is a far cry from that.
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France's Answer to the Volkswagen
Fine roadability and more power make the new Renault a hot car. By Gordon Wilkins Noted British Automotive Writer FOR some time it has been known that Renault, France's vigorously conducted national car factory, was working on a new car to come between the miniature 45-cubic-inch 4 CV and the 2.2-litre Fregate. I knew the time for production was drawing near and one day I had a tip that if I was in Paris at a certain time, and ready to take plane for an undisclosed destination, I "might see something interesting."
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He Makes Big Profits on a Small Scale
This unusual business makes fish scales into artificial flowers and costume jewelry that will dazzle the eye and not offend the nose! By Rudy Arnold THERE'S something new in the costume accessories business—a $50,000-a-year idea for turning fish scales into fancy flowers, costume jewelry and stylish hats. Raymond Pier, a retired 48-year-old auto dealer of Ocean Grove, N. J., got bored with the idle life in Florida. When his eight-year-old daughter came back from the beach one day with a handful of seashells, he wondered if a few novelties couldn't be created out of the sea's beautiful but wasted bounty.
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JEWELRY SUPERMARKET
JEWELRY SUPERMARKET Jewelry sales soared when Juno Products Co. of Cleveland began sell-service mart Wholesale buyers put selected baubles in baskets, pay for them at check-out counter.
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