Pipe-Shaped Cigar Lasts Longer A NOVELTY smoke, now on the market, is pipe-shaped cigar which is said to last three times as long as those of ordinary shape. The unusual design of the cigar moreover is said to retain the ash intact, making the aroma more enjoyable. Recently brought to America, the cigar originated in [...]
English Perfect Tail-Less Plane DESIGNED primarily for aerial combat, a new British fighting plane overcomes a dangerous blind spot by eliminating the fuselage and tail unit behind the wings. This construction provides the rear gunner with a fine field of fire. The upper wing is of the tapered, swept-back type. The ship is controlled by [...]
Prop-Driven Car Makes 85 M.P.H BY MOUNTING a four-bladed airplane propeller on an auto chassis, a Georgia mechanic has evolved a combination vehicle which has attained speeds of 85 miles an hour. The wheels of the auto-plane are not connected with the engine. Motive power is furnished entirely by the pusher-type propeller.
Ship Flowers in Blocks of Ice THANKS to a new method of preservation, flowers shipped from Australia to London survive the long trip and arrive in perfect condition. The flowers are first placed in a mould which is then frozen, completely enclosing the blooms in a block of ice. Although often weeks old, the flowers [...]
New British Airmail Rocket Successfully Passes Initial Test \ANOTHER step toward the establishment of rocket airmail was reached in England recently when a rocket perfected by Gerhard Zucker, German inventor, successfully completed a short test flight. Carrying a load of 1200 letters, the rocket was fired from Brighton and made a two-mile trip without damaging [...]
Sculptress Models Novel Desert Dwellings COMMISSIONED by a wealthy merchant of Tunis, Africa, to design an unusual house, a Czecho-Slovakian sculptress responded by incorporating giant facsimiles of the features of household members in the exterior of the dwelling. The merchant has two daughters, a son-in-law and a grandson, all of whom are shown in mammoth [...]
By William Dyce DISASTER threatens the United States. Productive farm lands are becoming desolate deserts. Cleared lands, where once stood thick forests, are being ravaged by destructive floods. Uncle Sam is in danger of losing hundreds of thousands of acres that are now helping to feed his 125,000,000 citizens. To avert the threatened calamity the government is in effect revising the geography of the country. Where waste land now exists, happy farmers are expected to till a productive soil. Where flat prairies sweep to horizons on all sides, great forests will arise. Where rivers never existed, water will flow. Shallow, sluggish streams will become principal arteries of commerce. And, in some cases, where civilization rules today, a wilderness will exist tomorrow.
Whoops, I apparently cut off the article when I scanned it, but it was a cool looking vehicle so I thought I’d post it anyway. Longest Auto Paints Road Lines CONSIDERED the longest of motor vehicles actually in use on highways, a fleet of 288-inch wheelbase trucks were recently built for the State of Indiana. [...]
CALLED the simplest self-propelled vehicle in the world, a radically new type of bicycle, entirely without pedals, is driven by body motion alone. The rear wheel of this "x-ercycle," as it is called, is eccentric; the rider stands on a springy footboard and swings his body in rhythm with the up and down movement of the frame to produce forward motion.
Stunting Motorcyclist Rides Built-up Motor Bike on Stilts DEFYING the laws of gravity, a human giraffe recently thrilled spectators at an English charity carnival by riding a built-up motorcycle whose framework was so high that stilts were necessary to reach the foot pedals. The last word in vertical streamlines, the odd machine was devised as [...]
Harpoonists Spear Flying Fish by Searchlight off Catalina OFF Catalina Island, “where the flying fishes play,” outdoor men and women have invented a new and fascinating sport. Powerful searchlights are mounted in the bows of sea-going speedboats. As the sturdy craft cleave the waves, huge swarms of flying fish rise like enormous sea moths into [...]
The problem isn’t that this guy is skinny. It’s that he’s in love with a GIANTESS! “NOBODY NEED BE SKINNY HERE’S HOW TO ADD POUNDS AND GET HUSKY STRENGTH -QUICK!” “A SKINNY FELLOW HASN’T A CHANCE I WISH I COULD GAIN SOME FLESH” SKINNY? NEW DISCOVERY ADDS SOLID POUNDS â€” double quick! 5 to 15 [...]
TNT ON WHEELS MORE “punch” than a motorcycle motor has ever had beforeâ€”that’s what is shooting Harley-David-sons ahead to victory on track and hill the world over. Wait till you feel the thrill of that surging power under you as you zoom up grades and flash down straightaways! There’s no ride like a Harley-Davidson rideâ€”and [...]
For some strange reason this picture reminds me of this article. Angler Gets Record 956-lb. Tuna TIPPING the scales at 956 pounds, the biggest tuna ever caught with rod and reel was pulled out of Liverpool bay, Nova Scotia, recently by Thomas Howell, Chicago financier. More than 200 pounds heavier than Zane Grey’s record catch [...]
Newsreeler Shoots Bike Races From Speeding Motorcycle THE problem of securing continuous action scenes of a recent six-day bicycle race in Los Angeles was solved by mounting a movie camera on the rear end of a speeding motorcycle. A rigid camera mount was secured directly over the rear wheel with the operator perched back-to-back with [...]
Huge Bulb Holds Kneeling Girl BUILT as a laboratory exhibit, a mammoth lamp bulb, weighing 50 pounds and standing 56 inches high, is large enough to accommodate a kneeling girl. When exhausted, to create a vacuum within, the quarter-inch walls must withstand a crushing strain of 40,000 pound:; and a tremendous temperature generated by incandescent [...]
Well, they certainly look speedy…look at him go! Japanese Water Skis Are Speedy COMMONLY associated with northern climes, skiing has invaded the Orient with the successful introduction of water skis. The skis are tip-tilted pontoons propelled by the common gliding stroke and aided by special ski poles. Recent tests of the skis in Yokohama harbor [...]
Dog’s Tail Forms Radio Receiver A DOG’S tail serves as a radio receiver for Frank G. Kerk, Los Angeles experimenter. Kerk attaches an aerial to the collar of his Great Dane and hooks an ear phone to the animal’s tail. The canine radio is then complete and all that is necessary is to place the [...]
Practical television is here! Philo Farnsworth's compact electron camera transmitter and cathode ray receiver will bring movies, radio studio, and even outdoor scenes to every home with magical, photographic clearness. by DEAN S. JENNINGS MOVIES, plucked from the air . . . Football games, seen from a fireside chair . . . Distant places, noted stars of the stage, industry at work, drama, thrills, all living on a screen in your radio set! No dream thisâ€”for television is now perfected and ready for a hungry market, ready for your home! And before many months pass its wonders will be commonplace, its intricacies clear to every radio set owner.
Original Editor's Note - Statements by aviation enthusiasts that airplanes will wipe out cities, destroy fleets and armies, and win the next war prompted this article by Lieut. Hogg, noted writer on military topics. In it he makes startling revelations about the effectiveness of the airplane as a military weapon. The observations and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and should not be construed as reflecting the official views or opinions of the United States Navy Department. Startling Statements About Aerial Warfare During the World War airplanes sank no battleships, destroyed no city, and failed in every attempt to bomb or gas an enemy out of a military position. The first 30 days of any major war will see the complete elimination of air forces of belligerent powers. No aviator entertains the thought that he is going to fly over the enemy anti-aircraft battery in time of war - and live to tell the tale. Air raids over London and Paris during the four years of the World War destroyed less than $5,000,000 worth of property and killed fewer than 700 enemy civilians. It would take 75,000 bombers to carry the load of bombs equivalent to the weight of shells carried by the 15 battleships of the U. S. Navy. The cruising radius of those bombers would be only 500 miles. A battleship can travel 15,000 miles, regardless of weather. A shell will drill through heavy armor plate, or through concrete walls. It explodes inside to produce a shattering, internal explosion. A aerial bomb, having no such power of penetration pops off like a paper firecracker against whatever it hits. It would take 28,000,000 pounds of phosgene to "wipe out" an area the size of New York City. To accomplish this the enemy would have to have 14,000 large bombing planes and 280 naval airplane carriers to bring the planes within striking distance of New York.
Endless Chain Conveyor Moves Cars Thu Auto Laundry Borrowing an idea from the assembly lines of large automobiele factories, an inventive garage man has devised an endless chain conveyor system which moves cars through his auto laundry to permit a complete cleaning and polishing job in nine minutes. The patron merely drives his car onto [...]
Double header here. I like how the invention of the electron microscope gets second billing to what looks very much like a flying outhouse. I presume the “German” they are referring to is Ernst Ruska who invented the electron microscope in 1933. Wheeled Building Travels 70 mph A wheeled building which travels 70 miles an [...]
Well, maybe not perfected. G.E. makes a wind turbine that generates 3.6MW; 36 times the output of this windmill. Of course it does have a diameter of 341 ft, making each of it’s blades almost as tall as this entire plant. Mounting a 98-foot wheel atop a steel tower 82 feet high, Soviet Engineers have [...]