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Buescher Sax: WHAT A MAN.
Buescher Sax: WHAT A MAN. Health, wealth, and happiness gravitate toward the man who can play a Buescher Sax.’ Gives you the chance to enjoy all the pleasures of life. So easy to learn, too, on a Buescher. Many master scales the first hour; play tunes in a week ; join a band or orchestra […]
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Cattalo —A New Animal from the North
"Cattalo steak, sir? Nice and tender today." You may hear that in dining-cars and hotels in the near future. The "cattalo" is the result of crossing the buffalo and Hereford cow, and has been bred by the animal husbandmen of the Canadian Department of Agriculture with a view to transforming the Arctic prairies into a profitable ranch.
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SPLIT THE AIR Like a Rocket!
FLASHING acceleration — from start to full speed in a few seconds — is a motorcycle thrill that only a "rocket motor" could equal.
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Motorized Diving Chamber to Seek Sea Bottom Treasure
WITH so much sunken treasure lying around loose and unclaimed on the bottom of the sea, inventors have been stimulated to devise diving contraptions to explore ocean depths on treasure hunting expeditions. The latest diving machine to make its appearance resembles a fantastic sea beast, so strangely is it constructed.
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Edison Raps Crude Inventions
Modern Mechanix: “We bring you the news, in-depth!” Edison Raps Crude Inventions “INVENTORS go off half-cocked on too many things,” said Thomas A. Edison recently, criticizing American haste in placing on the market too many inventions which have not been thoroughly tested and perfected. His statement was general, and he made no reference to any […]
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Germany Builds Peace Auto Tank
Germany Builds Peace Auto Tank LIMITED by the Versailles treaty to war machines of an inoffensive and somewhat ineffective type, Germany is making the best of the situation by constructing weapons which, while not so formidable, at least inspire terror and provide good training. A special armoured auto has been devised to do duty as […]
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New Glider Popularizes Sport
New Glider Popularizes Sport A DAY of gliders for every one is heralded in the introduction of a new low cost glider by Hans Richter, famous German air man. The new model which he has just designed and tested can be sold for less than fifty dollars and is light enough to be carried easily. […]
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Scientific Hoaxes that Have Fooled the World
A FEW years ago the learned world was startled to hear of the discovery near the hamlet of Glozel, France, of a quantity of baked-clay tablets inscribed with the letters of an unknown alphabet, pronounced by some authorities to be the most ancient specimens of writing thus far brought to light. These and other objects supposed to have been found with them were the subject of a prolonged controversy among archaeologists, but an international commission of experts appointed by the French government finally pronounced them to be forgeries. Thus the Glozel affair took its place among the most famous hoaxes of all time.
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Radio Increases Milk Yield of Cows With Musical Ear
Radio Increases Milk Yield of Cows With Musical Ear THAT cows will give more milk to the strains of music was proven when Ben Scott, in charge of the cattle at the Fred-mar Farms near Oakville, Mo., installed a radio loudspeaker for the benefit of the restless bovines. They immediately showed signs of musical appreciation […]
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Amazing Turbine-Rocket to Explore Outer Space
By Lew Holt Prof. R. H. Goddard, famous rocket experimenter, has just patented a remarkable turbine-rocket which makes the age-old dream of traveling in space mechanically possible. Details of this astonishing invention and of other experiments which pave the way for regular lines of ships traveling through the earth's stratosphere at 1000 miles an hour are presented in this absorbing article. DOWN in a secluded section of New Mexico a scientist who has for years been experimenting with rockets has succeeded in devising a mechanism combining the principles of the rocket and the turbine, giving the world an entirely new vehicle of transportation capable of traveling hundreds of miles above the earth's surface— and perhaps, some day, of making a trip to the moon or nearby planets.
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New Facts About Skyscrapers
The Empire State Building, tallest in the world, is yielding up new facts to scientists studying the behavior of skyscrapers in lightning and wind storms. WHAT is the effect of wind storms and lightning bolts on our giant skyscrapers? What is the reaction of tall buildings to gales which have been known to sweep at 100-mile-an-hour velocities at top story levels? These are some of the questions being studied by government scientists in wind tunnel tests being conducted at the Bureau of Standards with models of the Empire State Building, tallest structure in the world.
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New Glareless Auto Headlights
New Glareless Auto Headlights TAKING a hint from the eye shade made popular by Helen Wills Moody, Frank R. Dudley, of Fitchburg, Mass., has invented a glareless head light. Located on the cowl, as shown below, the shade stretches along hood to direct rays downward on roadway.
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Bear Skin Garb Boosts Gas Sales
Bear Skin Garb Boosts Gas Sales TO ADD to the scenic effects of his gas emporium, a garage owner in Thurin-gia, Germany, has bedecked himself in a bear skin. Thus he is able to provide his customers with both amusement and engine juice, to say nothing of the extra remuneration which accrues to himself in […]
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TEAR GAS PROTECTION for Stores, Warehouses, Houses, etc...
TEAR GAS PROTECTION for Stores, Warehouses, Houses, Summer Camps, Automobiles, Trucks, Garages, Filling Stations, Etc New automatic electrically-controlled Tear Gas Devices give SAFE and SURE Protection against Burglary, Theft and Holdup at small cost. Easily and quickly installed anywhere. Property MUST be protected this year. Business is boom-in now. High grade ambitious financially responsible men […]
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Water Sports Fans Race in Novel Hand - Powered Craft
10-15 mph? That seems like it would be pretty impractical. Especially since your body would have to remain near vertical when you were cranking away… Water Sports Fans Race in Novel Hand – Powered Craft THE newest water sport in Berlin swimming pools is handicap racing with the recently-introduced “grinding wheel” boat weighing but six […]
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Health Bread Made From Seaweed
By 1931 the hippies already had a strong foothold in California. Now all they had to do was wait… Health Bread Made From Seaweed BREAD made of kelp, or seaweed, was placed on sale recently in Ojai, California, a little town near the Pacific coast. Though wheat was on sale at as low a price […]
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Auto Cooker Uses Exhaust Heat
Oh, this takes me back. I remember those trips my family used to take to our cabin in the woods. Before leaving mom would throw a roast beef and some potatoes into the good ole’ running board cooker and clamp that sucker closed. By the time we arrived, there would be a piping hot, carbon-monoxide […]
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Coin-in-Slot Automat Delivers Ice
Wow, that is a REALLY big ice machine. Coin-in-Slot Automat Delivers Ice MEET the new ice man — an automatic ice distributing automat which has recently made its appearance in Los Angeles. You simply drop fifteen cents in the slot and out comes a 25 lb. ready-wrapped cake of ice.
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Following Black Lines on Indian Design Cures Insomnia
This item reminded me very much of the amulets in Charlie Stross’s excellent book The Family Trade if you’ve read the book you’ll know what I mean, if you haven’t, check it out. Following Black Lines on Indian Design Cures Insomnia THE Indians may not have known much about science, but they are able to […]
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