Actually, I think that this would make the cubes melt faster since they have more exposed surface area… Table Server Saves Ice Cubes DESIGNED to keep ice cubes from freezing together, a table server has been marketed with a separate compartment for each cube. Its manufacturers claim ice will melt less quickly in the server [...]
TAXIDERMY, an art fast growing in popularity, is opening a new field of interest to the home workshop fan and revealing a new source of ornamentation for household articles. The many useful articles that are built by the home craftsman can be ornamented with mounted birds and animals, thus adding new interest and charm to commonplace objects.
Dog Now Has His Own Auto Seat THE pet dog can now ride in a specially designed auto seat mounted on top of the front seat cushion. The box seat gives the dog an excellent view of passing scenery and leaves the rear seat free for other passengers. The box is held in place by [...]
DURING running gun battles with bandits, British motorcycle police can send radio calls for reserves through short wave transmitting sets. The sending outfit is the latest police radio equipment for the quick suppression of crime. It is an addition to the usual receiving set tuned to the frequency of a central police transmitting station.
Modern Mechanix and Inventions news cameraman photographs scientific developments from every angle. Two outstanding shots this month are: Jimmy Wedell snatching plane speed crown from head of Doolittle, and a rooster that lays an egg.
Toy Firemen Make Lawn Sprinkling Play JACKIE gets a shower and keeps the lawn sprinkled with a miniature pumping fire cart his father, B. A. Clark, of Minneapolis, built for him. Two firemen that actually work a pump on the sprinkler keep Jackie amused while taking care of his father’s lawn. The fire department sprinkler [...]
Latest in Radio Treasure Finders GOLDEN treasures buried in the earth long ago by misers, pirates and thieves cannot hold out much longer against the swarm of radio treasure finders that are now scouring the countryside. Two of the latest instruments to appear are pictured in action below. At left is the highly efficient Metalloscope, [...]
Miniature Roller Coaster Is Thrilling Fun for Youngsters ONE of the chief attractions for the youngsters at a children’s garden party held recently in London was a miniature roller coaster that gave the kids all the thrills of its big brother at the public parks. The car of the miniature roller coaster rides on four [...]
So arranged, for height and otherwise, that the door opens at the touch of the knee, this new door latch proves a great boon to housewives, especially when both hands are full. Combination electric wall clock and switch turns off freezing unit of electric refrigerator and automatically switches it on again in a few hours, eliminating danger of temperature rise to point dangerous to food maintenance.
Dog Rides Tricycle, Drinks Pop A Terrier, that rides a tricycle and drinks pop through a straw, has been trained by his boy master. The dog has been taught to sit on the cycle seat without fear. He balances himself by putting his rear paws on the bars supporting the rear wheels. He rests his [...]
Toy firemen Make Lawn Sprinkling Play JACKIE gets a shower and keeps the lawn sprinkled with a miniature pumping fire cart his father, B. A. Clark, of Minneapolis, built for him. Two firemen that actually work a pump on the sprinkler keep Jackie amused while taking care of his father’s lawn. The fire department sprinkler [...]
Troupe of little mice cavorting about in this freak circus displayed in merchant's windows will attract huge crowds of passers-byâ€”and net one a neat profit. HERE is a money-making idea that is worth at least five hundred dollars of any man's money. It is a veritable gold mine for any man who has even the tiniest spark of mechanical ingenuityâ€”and it has been thoroughly tested and proven as a cash-getter. It's a mouse circus, using trained mice which aren't trained! Its usefulness is in creating a window attraction for stores in all lines of business. Two days' trial on merit will convince any of 'em. Its cost is slightly over two dollars per circus, and each circus rents for a minimum of three dollars per week to merchants. Upkeep is practically nil.
This magazine was published the same year King Kong was released. I wonder if this is one of the masks from the movie? Mechanical Secrets of Movie Gorillas EVER wonder how a Hollywood make-up man converts an actor into a terrifying-ly realistic gorilla in those fascinating jungle pictures you watch on the silver screen? A [...]
The "funnies" you read every day bring $8,000,000 a year to a small group of 200 cartoonists. How they rose to the top and how you can enter their select circle is told here by leading comic artists. THAT laugh you had today over your favorite funny strip is worth moneyâ€” $200 to $1,000 a day to the cartoonist that made you chuckle. His pen and ink characters are part of a great $8,000,000 industry that is far from overcrowded and that is practically depression proof. Of the 200 successful cartoonists today the majority were not "born artists." In many cases they were not artists at all, but just fellows with a knack for sketching who thought of a good idea or a funny character that "made a hit" with an editor and eventually with newspaper readers.