This is what it looks like when you get run over in toon town. Dummy Motorbike Teaches Safety RAILWAY workers on English roads get thorough training in First Aid. Below are seen two railroad men practicing rescue work. The “victim” is pretending he has been knocked off his motorbike, while the engineer is treating him [...]
It looks like the Chicago Fair were built especially for M-M fans. It is replete with the kind of mechanical wonders shown here. While you're casually viewing this display of priceless jewels an armed guard is watching your every move. If glass is broken, tray drops into vault. If, when visiting the Fair, you're curious as to the temperature at the moment, all you have to do is glance around the horizon and this world's largest thermometer is sure to come within your view to tell you what you want to know.
U. S. Invest in Exiled Scientists? SYSTEMATIC investment by America in European scientists of proved ability now being driven out of their own countries by racial prejudices or by other features of the vast social disturbances abroad is urged by American scientific leaders. Just now a large number of highly skilled and able scientists among [...]
Trick Outboards in Filmland MOVIE folk are great at cooking up the unusual and extracting the last bit of publicity value from their stunts. And one of the latest of these gags is one which intrigues the mechanically-minded man who is addicted to taking his swimming seriously. Warren Williams, famous Warner Brothers film star, appeared at a California beach recently with the queer craft shown in the photo to the right.
Is there a radio on that bike? I could hardly tell. It’s so small! A Radio on Your Bicycle Makes Riding a Pleasure Trip PUT a radio on your bicycle and enjoy your favorite programs while riding. The job is easily done. The full equipment is shown in the picture on the right. Attach a [...]
Forget the kids, I want a set of these! Child Size Blocks Make Bridges RECENTLY brought on the market by a California woodworking company is a set of child-size building blocks which can be used outdoors to make doll houses, child-size bridges, railways and other childishly imaginative structures. The set consists of blocks about four [...]
COAL PULVERIZER FOR FURNACE Maximum heat is extracted from coal by this new pulverizing mill which blows powdered coal into furnace like jet of gas. From the hopper, holding week's supply, slack coal is conveyed to grinding mill, and thence, powdered, to blower. Thermostat and pres-surestat control operation, saving many dollars in fuel. COMPRESSED COFFEE Coffee available in compressed tablet form eliminates messiness. Each cake is divided into four segments, each of which is the proper size for a cup of coffee. Corn syrup cements the coffee grounds together.
In this article the well known owner of station WDGY and the owner-operator of the largest private television station, W9 ICI, gives you a resume of the past year's progress in this fascinating new development. by DR. YOUNG - Operator, WDGY IF YOU were one of the comparatively few men who saw the first few television demonstrations, you no doubt were one of the men who said that television would take some time to perfect. Doubtless you therefore have an avid curiosity about the progress of television in the last twelve months. From the first crude, flickering red imagesâ€”the best that were available at this time last yearâ€”we have made the following progress:
A NEW architectural age is dawning! Proof of this is seen in the strange new types of homes which are springing up throughout the country, presaging the day when we will be living literally in glass houses. Our faithful old wooden and stone dwellings are primitive and unscientific, not so very far removed, so far as comfort and convenience is concerned, from the caves in which our half-human ancestors dwelt, say exponents of the new housing era. Bouncing health and inexpensive comfort are the goals towards which home designers are striving. No more muggy rooms on torrid summer days; no more dry, over-heated rooms on cold winter days. Plenty of health-giving sunlight shining through glass walls and plenty of terrace space for sun bathing and al fresco dining.
Keep Photo of Deceased on Grave PORTRAITS on tombstones are a decorative idea that is being put into practice throughout the country. Consult the photo below to see how the idea is worked. A photo medallion of the deceased is cut out and inserted in a frame carved in the headpiece. The photo is then [...]
Boys Build Oil Barrel Locomotive A HOME-MADE locomotive, built by two 14-year-old boys from an old oil barrel, parts of a coaster wagon, bicycle sprocket and washing machine gear, startled residents as it whistled and chugged its way through the streets of Minneapolis. The builders of the one-half horsepower steam engine are Marlon Nelson and [...]
Bill Stout, Detroit inventive pioneer who built the first cantilever wing plane, the first tri-motor, and who has worked for Henry Ford in an advisory capacity, here tells what the car of tomorrow will be like. by WM. B. STOUT As told to Paul Weber WHAT do I think about the automobile of the future? Well, it will be about one-third the weight of the present car and will, of course, be streamlined. The new cars will all weigh less than 2,000 lbs. and will probably have motors of around 100 horsepower. They will be light weight cars, because the lighter the car the easier it rides. This may sound like heresy in view of the popular supposition that heavier cars ride more easily. But my statement is true. The reason is not that the car is heavier, but that in heavy cars of today the distribution of sprung and unsprung weight accidentally happens to be better. With the new engineering which has been gaining vogue, with streamlining, and with the efforts of such engineers as Starling Burgess and Buckminster Fuller of Dymaxion fame among others, we will provide proper ratios between sprung and unsprung weight in all cars, and then the lighter cars will ride easier.
Edison, though materialist-minded, was yet willing to accept spiritual beliefs if they could be proven by scientific tests. Here is described one of his amazing secret experiments whereby he sought to lure spirits from beyond the grave and trap them with super-sensitive instruments. ONE black, howling wintry night in 1920 â€”just such a night when superstitious people would bar their doors and windows against marauding ghostsâ€”Thomas Edison, the famous inventive wizard, gathered a small group of scientists in his laboratory to witness his secret attempts to lure spirits from beyond the grave and trap them with instruments of incredible sensitivity.
Automaton Foils Hat Rack Thieves THE thief who runs off with hats and coats on hat racks must find another place for his trade than the Anhalter station in Berlin, Germany. A burglar-proof hat rack automaton, now in service in the station, makes theft of clothing impossible. The automaton, shown in the picture below, is [...]
X-ray Photos Find Girl With Perfect Back at Health Show THE X-ray was the final judge in selecting the girl with the most perfect back at California’s health show in Los Angeles. After examining X-ray photographs of all the girls entered in the contest, Dr. Lester V. Donovan picked Miss Judith Allen, young movie actress, [...]
Any fool could come up with a Flashlight/Telescope combo, but it takes a true creative genius to add the drinking cup. Flashlight, 5 Power Telescope, Drinking Cupâ€”All in One IT’S a flashlight, but take out the batteries and it’s a telescope. The combination instrument, now on the market, has several uses for the camper. As [...]
She really does seem to enjoy doing that. Fountain Brush Sprays Teeth A FOUNTAIN toothbrush, which forces a liquid carbonic spray through the bristles, thoroughly cleans the teeth and acts as an atomizer at the same time. The flow of the liquid is controlled by pressing a lever on the container holding enough cleaning fluid [...]