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this week and every week the best bandwagon is the brandwagon
May 17-27 Day in and day out, you get top value when you buy the manufacturer's brands you see advertised in this magazine. Why? Because brand name makers stake their entire reputations on giving you satisfaction. Because they take the lead in coming up with new product ideas to make your living constantly easier and better.
LIVE DRAMA is all you’ll see on this big screen. This is a new plastic house being built in Leningrad. Hot air fans heat it.
SELF-SERVICE petrol pumps
SELF-SERVICE petrol pumps are a London innovation. This special one sells a gas-oil mix for scooters—three pints for $.28.
AS EVERY astronomer knows, a steady mounting is a must when using high magnification. Generally, to obtain the required steadiness, it has been considered necessary to build a strong, heavy instrument, made with high precision, often mounted on concrete piers. The disadvantage of such instruments, in their lack of portability, has led us to develop the six-inch reflecting telescope and mounting shown here. We feel it combines features especially suited to the needs of the amateur.
27,000 RPM Tie Clip
POWER TIE CLIP by L. M. Cox Co., Santa Ana Calif., is an operating internal combustion engine. The motor has a displacement of only .01 cubic inch, with a piston hardly larger than the head of a pin. It can fly a very small model airplane, however. As a tie clip it is decorative but […]
IN an underground "sensory deprivation chamber" at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City sits an eight-foot-deep tank of water. It is part of a project designed to examine the mental stresses—especially hallucinations— that may afflict persons in environments of solitude, weightlessness, darkness and silence.
For Shopping, Golf-And Fun!
OF COURSE the lady seen above will have to add a windshield, light, horn and a license plate or two if she wants to take her Ramble-Seat on the road. But around the marina, plant, resort or golf course, it's ready for use as is. This nifty electric is sold by Ramble-Seat, Box 74786, Los Angeles 4. Calif. It comes in a variety of models, some rugged, some for use as powered wheel chairs. Optionals are available to meet state vehicle codes. For maneuverability and versatility it's hard to beat.—John and Irene Lenk
WORLDS LARGEST PISTOL? IF this isn’t the biggest pistol in the world, we’d just as soon not meet the champ. R. G. Wilson of Fulton, Mich., turns out these giant .45-70 copies of the Wild West’s famed .45-cal-iber Colt single-action Peacemaker, and at $250 each he can’t make ’em fast enough to meet the demand.
By Robert Brindley THERE is only one positive cure for baldness and that is the toupee. Long the butt of jokes and scornful remarks, there was once a "plain brown envelope" sort of mystery surrounding the making, selling, buying and wearing of cranium cozies but all that has been changed. A man named Louis Feder has made them absolutely undetectable and non-skid. Most important of all, perhaps, he has won for them a wide social acceptance. Mr. Feder presides over the House of Feder in New York City. His hairpieces are known as "Tashays" (not only a word he coined but a device for which he was granted a U. S. Patent).
Bullet Proof Vest
Of course the picture implies that someone is aiming at your head. And expecting a bullet proof vest to protect you from a headshot is a little like thinking that wearing a condom will protect you from a dirty needle. MADE-TO-ORDER SAFETY NEXT TIME somebody tries to make a target out of your torso, just […]
Build Your Own Street Legal Kart
You don't need a trailer or a station wagon to haul this kart to a track you can drive it there on public roads! By R. J. Capotosto DRIVING a kart is a real thrill. Seated on a low-slung frame only inches from the ground, you feel as if you're doing 80 mph when you're doing 20. Yet it's surprisingly safe. The low center of gravity and a width two-thirds the length make it almost impossible to flip a kart in a tight turn. Just about everyone who tries a kart gets the urge to own one—and if you've got that urge, you get a bonus in building the MI Highway Kart. Since karts are generally driven on special tracks, it is not necessary to register them. However, transporting a kart is often a problem. It can be hauled in a station wagon—if you own a wagon—or it can be towed on a trailer. Either way, the lugging can be quite a nuisance. With this in mind, our model was designed so that registration could be obtained, making it possible to drive the kart to its destination on public roads.
"They said we were crazy to try -- but we've already traveled 10,000 miles!" By William Glen Davis DRIVE a kart around the world? Man, you're nuts! You'll never make it!" This was the almost universal reaction that greeted my announced intention to circle the globe on a four-wheeled beetle smaller than many a baby carriage. Now, 10,000 miles later, I like to think the scoffers have been silenced. My plan was first to drive from Los Angeles to Mexico City and back in order to test the feasibility of a 'round-the-world trip by kart. Then I would head for New York and from there take a boat to Europe. Once in Europe I would work out the details of my itinerary.