by Roger Clay PHOTOGRAMS are lots of fun by themselves. But working them in at the margins of real photographs will dramatize the story-telling aspects of the latter. For example, you shoot a picture of your friend at his morning shave routine, using a lens of normal acceptance angle and focal length. There's plenty of room at the top of the resulting picture and some at the bottom, too, into which you can "imprint" related designs. So you raid your own medicine chest for a few blades, a razor, and a shaving brush.
Prefabricated House For Defense Needs THIS radical-looking prefabricated house is one of the many types which have’ been submitted to the Division of Defense Housing Coordination as a quick, cheap method of housing defense workers. The house weighs only a ton, and can be constructed in six days by one man. At the right is […]
The latest contribution to the field of automatic merchandising devices is this dispensing unit that makes pure, cool and refreshing canned fruit juices available to a thirsty public. From its magazine of 214 standard size 6 oz. cans, it delivers a choice of 6 juices, ready for consumption on the spot. The customer simply moves the lever to desired juice, and inserts his nickle. Speedier fire fighting operation has been added to the 4 lb. carbon dioxide extinguisher recently announced. The extinguished is discharged by merely pulling a trigger. This type of discharge control permits the extinguisher to go into action faster. Photo above.
Been having trouble getting your shut-eye lately? Meet Martha Alden, of Pequot Mills, whose job is to find out exactly what it is that keeps you awake. by Kip Blair EVERY year hundreds of eye shades, thousands of ear plugs, and countless numbers of other sleep-producing gadgetsâ€”from weak tea to strong drinkâ€”are sold to insomniacs all over the country. Yet sheep are still counted over fences, dull books still are used to induce slumber, and Mrs. Jones still leans over the back hedge to tell Mrs. Smith that, so help her, she didn't shut an eye all last night. For sleepâ€”a natural and normal process for babies and savagesâ€”has become a highly involved and complicated science for most of our adult civilization, so complicated, in fact.
Newest Type Of Army Gas Mask THIS mask is the army’s latest type. Among its features are optically ground, neutral eye pieces that permit its wearer to use delicate precision instruments, and its ability to permit conversation, a practice that is impossible with older type masks. The purification cannister is worn on the shoulders, permitting […]
by Russ Ratchet THE next world's championship prizefight may be held in your neighborhood theater! Or perhaps it will be the Kentucky Derby, the Rose Bowl football classicâ€”or even a battle of the World War! Theater television has become an actuality. Before so very long, you may be able to relax in a seat of your corner movie house and view the World Series, as it is actually being played, televised on a regulation size motion picture screen.
Brushing Up With His Invention DON LEVERIDGE, 22-year-old senior of the University of Chicago, demonstrates his revolving toothbrush, which uses a hand-operated crank as its power source. The young lady is using an ordinary toothbrush which, according to Don, is old-fashioned in the light of his invention. He has already talked 200 of his fellow […]
Nylon and air-conditioning wouldn't have surprised Sir Francis Bacon. He predicted them, along with most of our other present scientific wonders, over 300 years ago! by Tyche Ayres WILL we soon be broadcasting smells? Three centuries ago, when the Earl of Essex was flirting with Good Queen Bess of England, a genius sat down and wrote an amazing prediction of the wonders of science which were to be realized in our day. Writing in an era of intellectual darkness, when alchemists and wizards practiced their black arts, this astounding man foresaw the airplane, television, movies, submarines, automobilesâ€”almost the whole range of modern discoveries.
It started as a joke, but Isaac Cary turned it into a business. Whether it's symphony or swing, the odds are heavy that the leader of the band is using one of Gary's custom-made batons. by Lester David APPLAUSE beats in waves through vast Carnegie Hall as the spotlight picks out the frail little man advancing to the conductor's stand. He bows deeply and faces the orchestra, arms outstretched. In his hand he holds a slender, white, beautifully proportioned baton. A hush settles on the auditorium ... he taps his stand twice, sweeps his baton upward and music flows into the hall. Arturo Toscanini is interpreting a master.
The Electric Blanket Is Tested By “Maggie” THE delightful creature in the bed is “Maggie,” the engineer’s solution to General Electric’s search for a substitute for a human being to conduct continuous tests on the automatic electric blanket developed by G.E. to keep its users warm whatever the temperature. Stuffed with straw, “Maggie’s” underwear contains […]
She’s Carrying The Torch LORRAIN BERTELSON is playing with fire, as she demonstrates the world’s largest welding torch, a feature of the American Welding Society’s part in the Western Metal Congress, held recently at Los Angeles, Calif. Leading scientists on defense metals discussed new alloys used in our preparedness program.
by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson Noted Military Expert. Author of "America Can Win" and "Battleshield of the Republic." AT THE precise moment that Herr Adolf Hitler finds himself actually face to face with an American fighting machine, the Fuehrer, who has some little reputation as a wizard of war surprises himself, is going to get the surprise of his life. For Mr. Hitler's war plans have not taken account of one intangible in the complex which is America: Yankee ingenuity! For more than 150 years, American ingenuity has lead the advance of scienceâ€”not only in peace pursuits, but especially in the art of war. The record shows that always, in the pinch, the Yankee has come through with some new and startling weapon or war method.
Blimp-Like Trailer Is His Pride And Joy HARRY STEINMAN, Yonkers, N. Y., carpenter, proudly polishes the blimp-like trailer which he has been building in his spare time for the past three years. The exterior of the trailer is covered with strips of metal welded together and the design resembles a blimp, with portholes instead of […]