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Dry Shaver
Dry Shaver This month’s BRIGHT IDEA THIS handy new pocket-size dry shaver can be used in an emergency or for a quick shave for a date. Dubbed the Rally, you simply roll the cutting head over your beard to shave. It won’t cut or burn your skin and is easily carried in your pocket when […]
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Keep your eye on the D-500 . . . IT'S A REAL BOMB!
These days, more and more of you guys who know and love cars are "talking up" the fabulous Dodge D-500. And no wonder! This D-500 is a real bomb! In official NASCAR acceleration tests at Daytona Beach, the Dodge D-500 licked all cars—regardless of size, price or horsepower.
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HE WON'T EAT ANYTHING BUT BURGESS BATTERIES!
HE WON’T EAT ANYTHING BUT BURGESS BATTERIES! LASTING POWER UNIFORM DEPENDABILITY STEEL CLAD GUARANTEE Powerful, fresh Burgess batteries are outstanding for dependable long life and uniform high quality. They’re guaranteed! Ask for them! MAKERS OF THE FAMOUS RADAR-LITE
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WHEELED SHIELD
WHEELED SHIELD (below) for Detroit cops protects men in blue against rioters and gunmen. Police fire through the portholes. FLATFOOT VERSION of 65-lb. armored plate protector has spotlight on top, leggings. Portholes are made of bulletproof glass.
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Rear View TV for Cars
This is one they got right. REAR VIEW TV for dash of tomorrow’s auto will tell driver what’s going on behind. Universal Broadcast System made device.
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DIY Voodoo Kit
IF YOU know somebody who always beats you at croquet or who likes to swat you on the head and call you, "Old aardvark"—and who doesn't know someone like that?— then what you need is a voodoo kit. With this you'll spend many happy hours sticking needles into a little doll and pretending it's your playmate. Voodoo is West Indian for black magic, which is the art of inflicting pain, sickness, death and bad luck by remote control.
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How to Dream Up a Car
How to Dream Up a Car The creation of Pontiac’s Club de Mer dream car took years of work. PONTIAC’S Club de Mer is the stuff that dreams are made of—dreams that result from years of painstaking planning and hard work by stylists and engineers at GM’s lush new Technical Center. A dream car begins […]
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No Scents in this Business
By Thomas K. Worcester Colorado couple earns up to $3,000 a year in novel sideline of raising skunks to sell as pets. SKUNK pelts bring good money but a Lyons, Col. couple finds that the fur sells better when attached to live animals. Through a venture which started as a small sideline business, Ken and Ardetta Barris now raise more than 100 skunklets a year for sale as pets to motorists who stop at their farm on the road to Colorado's famous Rocky Mountain National Park. Ken and Ardetta became interested in skunk-raising several years ago after reading an article on profitable "polecat" culture. In 1951 the Barrises ordered two pre-bred female skunks from a commercial breeding farm. That year, and every year since, they have been able to sell all the skunks they could raise.
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FUR PAINTING
FUR PAINTING by M. J. Laroche of Sir Anthony Eden is believed to be first portrait made from wild animal pelts.
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Your Telephone Of Tomorrow
Usually old articles of the form “Your x of tomorrow” be it house, car, phone, city, plane, etc are full of ideas that are wildly off the mark or just plain ridiculous. This article about the future of phones is remarkable because virtually everything in it has come true. Worldwide Direct Touchtone Dialing, Transistorized Switching, […]
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Build Your Own Mahogany Sports Car
You can build this beautiful sports car for less than $500 with ordinary tools. By Don Bruce HOW would you like to own this snazzy-looking mahogany-paneled sports car? You can—and for less than $500 if you are the least bit handy with ordinary tools and not afraid to get your hands dirty. The entire chassis and body are made of wood. The power plant can consist of any 2- to 4-cylinder motorcycle engine. Because of its high power to weight ratio, about 12.3 to 1, you will be able to do close to 90 mph. The finished car will weigh in the neighborhood of 750 pounds.
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Mink Typewriter
MINK-CLAD typewriter of Hollywood star Shirley Jones, is used to answer her host of fan letters with warm replies.
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British House of the Future
British architects have designed this Home Of The Future to prove that living will be much easier in the brave new world of tomorrow.
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Futuristic Honeymoon Hat
HONEYMOON HAT for Moon use in 2056 has dual antennas so newlyweds can call Earth and tell in-laws to stay home.
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PLAYBOY MOTOR SCOOTER
The newest fun for Junior. His own personal motor vehicle. Safe, quiet. Simple as a sidewalk bike. A 7-year-old can learn in minutes. The ideal birthday gift. FOR ADULTS. TOO! Stows easily in plane or boat. Only 42 pounds. Ride it on the patio. A barrel of fun for your guests. The girls will simply love it.
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