DIVING SPIDER PLANE To HURL Big BOMB AVIATION’S newest wartime l threat is rumored to be a plane, tiny enough so that a fleet of them will fit into a dirigible, which, when released, will guide huge, two-ton bombs to within a few hundred feet of their objective. Like giant spiders clutching bottle flies, they [...]
USING a musical siren to gain attention, a new sky sign, designed by Edward Link, Cortland, New York, aeronautical engineer, after five years of experimental work, took to the air for the first time over Miami this winter. The sign, constructed as a lower wing to a high wing monoplane, is operated from an automatic "feeler" roll. It can display ten letters at one time, using as many as 75 words per message.
Movie Camera Is Also Projector FILMS may be projected as well as taken with a midget home movie camera marketed recently for amateur use. A tiny but powerful electric motor operated by four flashlight cells drives the film during exposure, and supplies power for the projector bulb. The film used is 9-1/2 mm. wide, but [...]
SEE your own photographs in true perspective with these inexpensive, easily-made "third dimension" spectaclesâ€”enjoy "living scenes" where every contour, every figure is distinctly visible. The principle of the old-fashioned stereoscope, with its double-image views in which figures and scenery stood out in bold relief, is merely applied to your own snapshots.
This sounds like a good idea. Would it work? Machine Makes Instant Ice Cream USING a new style freezer, freshly made ice cream can be produced in 40 seconds and delivered to a waiting customer. The ingredients of the dish, after mixing are poured into the top of the machine where they are broken into [...]
Slot Machine Vends 25c Sunburns SELLING sunburns at twenty-five cents an installment, new slot machines being installed in Broadway barber and beauty shops are attracting New Yorkers seeking that Palm Beach and California complexion. Upon depositing a coin in the slot, a violet ray lamp gives off radiations for seven minutes. Patrons are warned to [...]
This seems like a bit of overkill to me… Gunboats To Fight Shark Menace THE gunboats and seaplanes of three nations, England, Holland and Portugal, will soon combine in an attempt to drive dangerous tiger-sharks from their breeding grounds near the Island of Timor. The main weapons used will be torpedos dropped from circling planes [...]
It would be so cool if airmail really worked this way. Chicago’s Airmail Pick-up Catapults Mail Bags To Planes DRAWINGS revealing the operation of the pick-up device used at the 1934 Century of Progress in delivering and receiving mail from planes in flight have been revealed by the inventor, Dr. Lytle S. Adams of Chicago. [...]
By DAVID SARNOFF PRESIDENT, RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA A twinkling beam of light records a picture thousands of miles away. It is facsimile transmission- an interesting feature of this authoritative article on the future developments of radio and television. IN HIS struggle for new information, man has been reaching farther and farther into mysteries beyond his accustomed sphere; farther with the runner through the forest . . . farther with camel caravans across trackless plains . . . farther with ships into uncharted oceans . . . seeking speed, and relishing the advantages of new contacts. From the start, mankind has struggled for better communication.
Pickup Tool Grasps, Inserts Bolts A NEW tool has been designed for picking up and inserting bolts, screws or other small objects in places too small for the hand to operate. The tool consists of four fingers operated by a plunger within a tube. When pressure is applied, the fingers open; when it is released, [...]
COUNTLESS inventors have rolled up tremendous fortunes by the development of new and simple toys as the several hundred manufacturers in this industry are ever in need of fresh attractions. Indeed, at the present time, there is an urgent cry for new material, and consequently we shall devote this month's department to an outline of some of the more pressing problems. Toys can be developed by any man without an elaborate work shop since most of them are made of bits of wood and cardboard. Some of the biggest money makers on record have been perfected with little more than a jack knife.
by CHARLES W. GEIGER A comprehensive article on the Golden Gate and San Francisco Oakland Bay bridges, telling of man's struggle with nature to complete, at a tremendous cost, two of the most daring construction feats ever undertaken by American engineers. HIGH over the surging tides of San Francisco's Golden Gate, the two towers of the world's largest single suspension bridge stand in defiant majesty as symbols of man's victory over natural forces. And farther back, the eight mile skeleton of towers and piers stretch across the San Franciscoâ€”-Oakland bay, ready for the spans which will complete this, the world's most costly bridge project. These bridges, built at a total cost of $112,000,000, are being erected to aid traffic in and around San Francisco. The bridge to Oakland cuts the 30 mile trek around the circuitous shoreline of the bay to a straight 8-1/4 mile trip across the bridge; the Golden Gate project eliminates a detour of approximately 80 miles for direct coastal traffic between Canada and Mexico.
TAXI PLANE Picks Up FREIGHT And Passengers for AIRLINER HIGH speed taxi planes that can come and go from a giant “mother” air transport at will are proposed as a means of providing fast, non-stop transcontinental air service. The smaller ship, released over a city, would land at the airport to discharge and take on [...]
Farm Tractor Is Also War Tank LIKE a broken down plow horse turning I into a snorting, spirited cavalry charger, a new farm tractor has been devised that can be converted into an armored tank equipped with gas and machine guns in a space of two hours. The tractor is of the caterpillar type and [...]
Advertising Emblems Glow Weirdly In Cathode Ray Tubes IN ONE of the most unusual of modern forms of advertising, trademarks mounted at the anode position of giant cathode ray tubes are painted in cold light of great brilliancy and dazzling color by electronic bombardment. Displayed in store windows, the tubes demonstrate to shoppers one of [...]
So apparently since 1935 the government has had the ability to accurately predict the weather, yet they have kept it from us. Crystal Balls Tracing Planet Paths on Globe Predict Weather POSITIVE predictions of weather at any future time are declared possible by James C. Brown of La Porte, Texas, once an eleven year period [...]
Craftsman Earns Living Making Gold and Silver Telephones PORTER BLANCHARD, Los Angeles inventor, takes a great delight in beautifying the more simple household articles found in every home and has even gone so far as to produce telephones from silver and gold at a total cost of $500 each. The phones, of the ordinary French [...]