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Dec, 1931
DON'T CHOKE ME JUST GIVE ME A HOT SHOT
Alrighty then…. moving on. DON’T CHOKE ME. JUST GIVE ME A HOT SHOT Amazing electrical invention starts car, truck or tractor motor without choke. Saves plenty gas, oil. More speed. HOT SHOT sparks BLUE if ignition O. K.—RED if faulty. Draws big crowds. Sells on sight. 30,000,000 prospects. 100% profit at $1.50. Gold mine for […]
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Now It's FUN To Reduce-Keep Fit-Gain Strength
. .. in 5 Minutes a Day-at Home! Try it 10 Days on Approval-Send No Money Now! EVERYONE realizes the value of DAILY exercise. Heretofore, it has been bothersome, took too much time; too much like work!
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Don't Let $1.00 stand Between You And A Good Head Of Hair
For years I suffered from dandruff and falling hair, until a friend told me an old Canadian method. This treatment will stop falling hair, eradicate dandruff and grow new hair. My baldness has been replaced with luxuriant new hair. Dozens of my friends have had equal results.
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HUNDRED COONHOUNDS
HUNDRED COONHOUNDS Foxhounds, Rabbithounds, Blueticks. Redbones. Blacktans, Supply Catalogs. BECK BROTHERS, B67, Herrick, Ills.
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Hydraulic Control OPENS Garage Door
Hydraulic Control OPENS Garage Door OPERATED from ordinary water pipes with pressure furnished by a simple pipe attachment, an inexpensive new device for opening and closing garage doors from the driver’s seat of the automobile proves a great convenience to motorists. It will open or close, lock or unlock garage doors without the driver’s leaving […]
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Can You Solve "Unsolvable" Mathematical Problems?
PROBLEMS of mathematics, long considered unsolvable, may soon give up their secrets to inquiring mathematicians. The problem of trisecting an angle by plane geometry, for example, is one which has puzzled mathematicians for 2500 years, and which has come to be regarded as insolvable as the squaring of a circle. Rev. Joseph J. Callahan, president of Duquesne University, recently announced that he had solved the trisection problem by the Euclidean method of geometry.
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Why Men Are Superior to Fish
Why Men Are Superior to Fish THE reason why men have better brains than fish and why land animals have evolved so much more rapidly than sea animals is to be found, says the Russian biologist, Dr. M. A. Menzbier, in the ability of men and other land animals to turn their heads from one […]
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Cocktail Shaker Enables Milady to Make Any Hue Powder
Cocktail Shaker Enables Milady to Make Any Hue Powder THE latest innovation from Paris for milady comes in the form of a cocktail shaker in which powders suitable for various types of complexions can be mixed on the spot. With each shaker there is provided a number of recipes for face powders, so that actresses […]
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Giant Outdoor Billiards Now Played With Mechanical Cue
WHILE golf and autos have gone midget, billiards has reversed the process and gone giant. This unusual condition came to pass recently in Seattle, where the outdoor billiard table you see in the photo at the left was built.
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BALLOONS to Deliver Mail to Planes
PAUL P. HORNI, of Newark, N. J., has recently been granted patents on a device which holds promise of supplying the intermediate towns along the air routes with air mail service. The device consists of a pair of captive balloons which are separated but bound together with a spreader bar. The balloons may be permitted to rise to any desired height, where the mail plane flying between them may pick up the mail sacks which are held above the center of the spreader bar.
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New York to Battle Gangsters with Armored Motorbikes and Shot Guns
New York to Battle Gangsters with Armored Motorbikes and Shot Guns NEW YORK’S most dramatic gesture in its recent declaration of war-to-the-last-ditch on gangsters is the adoption by the police force of the armored motorbike and the sawed-off repeating shotgun. Squadrons of these war-like motorbikes will patrol the streets to strike terror into the hearts […]
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Photographs Self During 'CHUTE JUMP
FEW photographs possess such thrilling and extraordinary interest as those appearing on this page, which were taken in mid-air by a German parachute jumper during his leap through space.
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Coat and Vest in One Piece
Coat and Vest in One Piece HERE’S a good way to beat the dry cleaners who charge more for a three piece suit than for merely the coat and pants. It’s a combination coat and vest invented by Philip H. Einbinder, a Denver tailor. “Vests,” says Einbinder, “are a nuisance. They’re all front anyhow, so […]
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Clean Shaves With New Steam Pad
Clean Shaves With New Steam Pad MEN who look forward with dread to the morning shave need have nothing more to fear, thanks to the recent invention of a special steam pad and holder which makes possible a clean, painless scrape. The beard is softened for the whisker removal operation by means of a pad […]
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Latest in Mechanical Helpers for the Housewife
Equipped with umbrella-like array of clothes racks and a rapid heater unit in the base, this electric drier does the work of 75 feet of clothes line and a hot sun. Extremely light, it can be set up anywhere and folded away instantly. Jacket snaps over clothes to conserve the heat. Removing base turns new percolator into beverage pitcher. Container unit screws on heater base.
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GRAVITY BALLS Tell EXACT TIME
GRAVITY BALLS Tell EXACT TIME A CLOCK without hands, which tells the exact time by the rolling down hill of steel balls, has been perfected by a Philadelphia inventor. It required twenty years to discover the secret of accuracy in rolling the balk mile after mile, but on a recent three months’ test run the […]
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Bed in Magnetic Field Gives Sound Sleep
Bed in Magnetic Field Gives Sound Sleep ACTING on the theory, deduced from extensive experiments, that human beings sleep most soundly when they lie parallel with the magnetic lines of force which encircle the earth from north to south, a German scientist has devised a special bed which permits a sleeper to get maximum benefits […]
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Working Model Steam Engine, 1/20 h.p., Constructed Entirely of Glass
Working Model Steam Engine, 1/20 h.p., Constructed Entirely of Glass ENGINES are made in many forms, and glass has been blown in many forms, but never until quite recently has glass been blown into the form of an engine —an engine that actually runs. This remarkable feat has been accomplished by America’s oldest glass blower, […]
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New Weapons for the Next War
by JAY EARLE MILLER The last war saw the development of tanks, flame throwers, poison gases and airplanes as war weapons—what will the next war bring forth? Little-known facts about the latest death-dealing weapons and the defenses developed to draw their fangs are set forth by Mr. Miller in this absorbing and authoritative article. A GERMAN patrol of Uhlans, the sunlight glinting on their polished helmets and the tips of their long lances, rode out of the woods above the Marne and down toward a small copse where a scouting detachment of Algerian cavalry, with drawn sabres, laid in wait for them. The time is mid-August, 1914, just seventeen years ago, and the description is from a recently published volume of war memoirs by a French cavalry officer. Imagine the scene—lances against sabers. Here's another war-volume, "Fighting Fury", the autobiography of Major James Mc-Cudden, V. C, the famous "Jimmy" McCudden of the British Royal Air Force, who shot down fifty-seven German machines before he lost his life in an accident. Just seventeen years ago today (August 22, 1914) he, with the British air force in France, saw his first German machine. The ground crew turned out to take pot shots at it with rifles while six English planes took off, armed with home-made hand grenades, in an effort to bomb it down.
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Old Records Make Flower Bowls
Old Records Make Flower Bowls VERY artistic and serviceable fruit bowls, flower jars, and sewing baskets can be made from those old worn out phonograph records you have on hand. The first step is to dip the record in boiling hot water to soften the rubber composition. In this plastic state they can be bent […]
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Modernistic "Wizard of Oz" in Tin
Modernistic “Wizard of Oz” in Tin TO DISPLAY his skill with snips and soldering iron, as well as to attract attention to his shop, William A. Johnson, a Long Beach, Cal., sheet metal worker built a 12-foot metal figure which might pass for a modernistic “Wizard of Oz.” The remarkable figure is shown in the […]
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Electrically Operated Robot Card Dealer
Electrically Operated Robot Card Dealer Speeds up Bridge 30 Per Cent SAID to be capable of speeding up bridge playing almost 30 per cent, an automatic card dealer invented by C. B. Ripley of Portland, Ore., is being put on the market. The device holds two packs of cards-to be dealt as desired, and deals […]
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Wanted: Men to Sell Sunbeams
I suppose this is technically possible if the box contained a Bose-Einstein condensate, but I have my doubts. Wanted: Men to Sell Sunbeams PLANS to market sunbeams, containing quantities of healthful ultra-violet rays with vitamines, have been put forward by the University of Cincinnati. The rays are put up in small packages, and are filtered […]
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Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs
I really wish they had a picture of the girls greasing the pan wearing bacon ice skates. Largest Omelet Fried in Half-Ton Pan With 7,200 Eggs DID you ever hear of an omelet frying record? Well, such a record was established for all time recently at Chehalis, Washington, where a Gargantuan omelet, composed of 7,200 […]
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Lady Robot Used to Write Window Display Advertising
Lady Robot Used to Write Window Display Advertising IN THIS mechanical age machinery is being substituted for human beings in every possible and conceivable situation. One of the latest and most unique pieces of machinery to be put to use to supplant human agency is the almost human advertising contrivance, the window sign writing robot. […]
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Swimming Students Learn Strokes From Machine Teacher
Swimming Students Learn Strokes From Machine Teacher ON a casual glance at the contraption shown in the photo at the left, you would think it one of Rube Goldberg’s latest inventions. But you’re wrong, for it’s a machine to teach perfect swimming strokes. The student rests in a belt cradle as shown, while his feet […]
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Electrocuting Whales and Machine Gunning Sea Lions
BIRGER HOLM-HANSEN, a Norwegian engineer, has invented a device for the instantaneous electrocution of whales. It consists of a small but powerful generator which is carried in the whaleboat, and a flexible, insulated line conveying a current of high voltage to the harpoon. At the in-slant the harpoon hits the whale the current is thrown on and the electric charge shot into the monster.
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Ball Lightning Still Natures Riddle
by CALVIN FRAZER Science has solved most of nature's mysteries, but that uncommon phenomenon known as ball lightning still awaits an explanation to which all scientists can agree. In this article a well-known meteorological expert cites many strange cases of the capers of this electrical freak and presents the several more logical explanations of what ball lightning really is.
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Porto-Pulpit
Portable Church Goes to People WHEN it gets too hot for the folks to go to church, the church can now go to the people. Seven Baptist ministers in northern Indiana put their heads together and solved the problem by devising a traveling church mounted on the chassis of an old seven passenger car. The […]
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON: Race with the Leaves!
Race with the leaves? Are you serious? That’s the best slogan you could come up with? To me a race implies a competitive event, with a winner and a looser. You don’t know who’s going to win from the outset, that’s what makes it a RACE. So what they are saying in this ad is: […]
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Double-Barrel Cigarette Holder
Double-Barrel Cigarette Holder We don’t know whether the cigarette manufacturers were behind this idea, but it might be a good idea for them to give away one of these new holders to all smokers. Just think how cigarette sales would jump if everybody smoked two at one time!
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