Yes, giant analog clocks are the very picture of modernity. Without these, how could an aviator ever tell what time it was? AIRPORTS Modernize With Huge Clocks FROM the dusty tarmacs of yesteryear, where gophers dodged and the meadow-lark sprang affrighted from the thunder of old Jennies, down to the tiled airfields of today is [...]
New Propellerless Plane Flies Forward or Backward and Goes Straight Up ANEW type of plane which can rise vertically and fly forward or backward, or hover in the air was successfully tested the other day in New York. It is the invention of William Rahn, right, in photo below, who constructed the craft with the [...]
HUGE, one-sided sets built at great cost in Hollywood movie studios to recreate for the camera famous buildings and famous settings, are fast becoming obsolete. Stored away in round metal cans in the film vaults of Radio Pictures, are hundreds of well-known synthetic settings, and cameramen are now being sent around the world to gather thousands more, to be used in a revolutionary new process called "rear projection."
This seems a bit sketchy, seeing as how it violates the laws of physics. Cans Lift Up Water Column in Perpetual Motion Engine THE latest in perpetual motion machines is a fuelless engine devised by a Frenchman of Paris, M. Miralle. The contraption functions on an application of Archimedes’ principle of floating bodies, and consists [...]
IF THE cigarettes themselves could only express the keen competition apparent among their manufacturers . . .well! Try this: Drop a bunch of one brand smokes into a hat. Take a lone cigarette of another brand and skoot it into the enemy encampment. Bang! Out comes the intruder with much gusto to be deftly caught in your hand. The "how" is absurdly simple. The "bunch" is dropped into the hat, taking care that they land in the far compartment of the crown. The lone cigarette goes into the near compartment. What's left is merely a matter of voicing a loud "bang" at the same moment you snap the crown of the hat with your thumb, projecting the cigarette high into the air. For so simple a bit of foolery, this goes over nicely. How to Tie a Cigarette in a Knot
ARE you, too, ruled out, barred from parties and popularity? You are probably just as attractive, interesting, clever as any one else. Yet others always capture all the good times while you alone are left out in the cold. Why? Find out why and the bars that shut you out will fade away and disappear. Most people who miss popularity are themselves to blame. Friends would invite you out if only you had something to add to the general gaiety. For that is why we have parties ... to entertain each other.
Reproducing the patting motions of famous Hollywood masseurs, this new vibrator keeps milady's complexion smooth and clear. It also has many attachments for treatment of scalp and hair, and a buffer for polishing the teeth and massaging the gums which has been scientifically designed by a leading dental authority. A modulator on the motor scientifically adjusts the intensity of the vibrations for the individual complexion. Catsup is easy to manipulate with this new sanitary dispenser. The cap, which fits over the top of the catsup bottle, is equipped with an exhaust pipe and a bulb. When you want catsup on your eats you simply point the exhaust pipe in the general direction of the grub and squeeze the bulb, whereupon a stream of the condiment shoots forth. This method eliminates the necessity of giving the bottle a severe shaking when the juice is desired.
Err… Great. Thanks. How’s work going on that new air conditioner. You know, the one that can freeze a person solid in half an hour? Lamp Sunburns in 20 Minutes A NEW kind of glass used for the bulbs of ultra-violet lamps makes it possible to get a sunburn in 20 minutes. Termed a “soft” [...]
Pipe Is Effective Tear Gas Gun TEAR gas guns have taken many forms in the past and now the weapon comes out in the form of an innocent looking pipe, which no one could possibly suspect of evil purposes. Fortunately its shape permits it to be held like a pistol. The stem does duty as [...]
Flying BARREL to Carry 100 Passengers Development of a huge “flying barrel” transport plane capable of carrying a hundred passengers inside its thick tubular hull is foreshadowed by recent successful test flights of the hollow fuselage plane shown in the photograph directly above, designed by Engineer Stipa of the Italian Caproni works. The picture shows: [...]
Coin Operated Phone for Home TO PREVENT excessive phone bills and to lessen the “Can I use your phone” nuisance, a coin-operated lock can now be obtained for either the French cradle type phone or the standard type. In operation, a nickel is inserted in the slot after removing the receiver from the hook and [...]
This is a really odd article. The basic proposition seems to be, “Wow those stupid, plodding Chinese sure are smart. How is that possible?” It is rather fascinating to conjecture on some of these things, to realize that plodding John Chinaman, who seems thick and slow and dense to modern Western culture, should have sought [...]
New “Twin Screw Life Belt” Saves Victim at 10 M. P. H. B. NONOMURA, a Japanese lawyer of Los Angeles, had for several years been contemplating a trip to his native country. So remembering his stormy voyage to this country years ago, and being unable to swim, Nonomura turned inventor and at an inventor’s exhibit [...]
The fact is, Jean Luc Picard can make anything look cool. Safety Holder for Fag Smokers For men whose wives complain about ashes on the rug, the invention of a Cincinnati, Ohio man will prove a great boon. This new “safety smoker,” as the gadget is called, consists of a small box like affair of [...]
Deaf Hear Through Head Bone AN INVENTION for hearing by the conduction of sound through the bony structure of the head instead of through the outer ear was successfully demonstrated recently before the engineering society in New York. How the contraption is worn is illustrated in the photo below. The heart of the instrument is [...]