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Energetic Charwoman Rides Motorcycle Seeking Business
Energetic Charwoman Rides Motorcycle Seeking Business THE advertising charwoman has made her appearance upon the streets of London. Determined to build up her clientele, this energetic worker purchased a cheap second hand motorcycle with a large delivery-type sidecar. She rides about the city, dressed in her scrubbing clothes. In the sidecar, well displayed, are her […]
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Robot Manicurist Among New Home Aids
Robot Manicurist Among New Home Aids MANICURING machine shaves fingernails, polishes (hem, and speeds up milady’s manicure in many other ways. Flexible drive shaft is connected to small electric motor in cabinet. PITCHER with inner glass container for ice cubes cools beverages quickly, holds five pints. WASHER, wringer, and ironer combined in one unit takes […]
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Petrified Display Dinners Made From Real Roast Turkey
Petrified Display Dinners Made From Real Roast Turkey PETRIFIED foods are now a reality. Van Olkon and Arthur Cohler, two young Minneapolis college graduates, have developed a secret wax composition which can be molded into realistic imitations of absolutely any food. The new wax foods keep their fresh appearance even with the burning summer sun […]
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Pressure Sack Saves Divers' Lives
Pressure Sack Saves Divers’ Lives WHEN deep sea divers must be pulled up rapidly, without time to accustom themselves to the change in pressure, they become very sick. A German inventor has devised a pressure sack for this emergency. Divers are placed inside it as soon as they are pulled up, and kept under a […]
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Man CAN Now USE STRANGE INNER POWER
As Revealed by New World Teacher Yogi Alpha, internationally known Psychologist and Philosopher and acclaimed New World Teacher, is bringing Health, Happiness and Financial Success to Thousands by his Startling Revelations that: —it is easier to succeed than it is to fail.
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Flashlight Used as Field Phone
What, no camera? Flashlight Used as Field Phone A COMBINATION flashlight, telephone and telegraph device may be hooked in on telephone or fence wires to provide field communication. Operating on a two-cell flashlight battery, the device has receiver and transmitter in one. It has a folding telegraph key for code signals and a flashlight lamp […]
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Big Profits in Back Yard FROG Raising
A back yard is large enough to start the thriving business of frog raising. How to build up a big income with a very small investment is told in the following article. The white meat, with a taste similar to a tender, juicy squab, is greatly in demand. by S. L. SCHUTT WHEN Charlie, of the De Luxe Cafe, told me that he would have to discontinue serving frog leg dinners because his wholesaler couldn't supply the frogs, I became vitally interested in an industry that has proven to be more profitable, entertaining, and healthful than any other I have ever known.
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Rides Golf Course in Silent Car
Rides Golf Course in Silent Car ABLE to travel across hazards, over fairways and through the rough, this odd three wheeled vehicle shown above is used by Tom Lesure, greens keeper at the Pasadena, Cal., Municipal Golf Course, in patrolling the well known California links. The car is light enough for use on any part […]
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WHAT'S WRONG With Uncle Sam's Navy?
A naval officer frankly discloses just how badly American defense has suffered through inadequate building program. by Lieut. John Edwin Hogg, U.S.N.R. (Note: The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the author and should not be construed as reflecting the official views or opinions of the Navy Department.) AS THESE lines are written the American navy is in the worst condition of decrepitude and impotence that has ever marked its history. Pacifist domination and sheer neglect has left us with a navy so skeletonized and anaemic as to threaten our national security. Among some none-too-friendly neighbor nations armed to the teeth and in a world seething with social, political, and economic unrest, we find ourselves with a run-down battle fleet that is only 65 per cent of the estimated strength necessary for national defense. Moreover, this precariously weakened "first line of national defense" is only 85 per cent manned!
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X-Rays of Criminals' Skulls May Replace Fingerprints
X-Rays of Criminals’ Skulls May Replace Fingerprints SCIENTISTS have worked out a sure means of identification of people that may some day replace fingerprinting. Scotland Yard and the U. S. Secret Service have shown interest in the method. Already a number of instances are known where criminals have mutilated their fingertips. According to Dr. Thomas […]
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Batteries of Robots Scoop Power From Sea With Shovels
Batteries of Robots Scoop Power From Sea With Shovels A ROBOT wave motor designed to use the tremendous unharnessed power of waves at sea for generating eleetric power at low cost has been invented by Chester E. Shuler of Los Angeles. Robot-like machines built in the sea on concrete foundations have huge metal shovel arms […]
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Amazing Miniature Machine Successfully Makes Paper
Amazing Miniature Machine Successfully Makes Paper FROM crude pulp to the unwinding of the finished rolls, this miniature paper-making machine is complete in every amazing detail. A beater first cuts the pulp to shreds. The mass is then impregnated with 99 percent water and is passed over various screens and between rollers to shape the […]
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Zipper Gas Mask Made for Babies
Zipper Gas Mask Made for Babies A SPECIAL handbag for carrying babies furnishes protection in case of a wartime gas attack. An oxygen tank begins to function as soon as the zipper cover is closed, supplying air to the baby.
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Glasses Magnify Eighteen Times
Glasses Magnify Eighteen Times NEW microscopic reading glasses, so powerful that they increase the size of ordinary newsprint eighteen times, have been invented by Dr. William Feinbloom of New York. These glasses are three times more powerful than anything of the kind previously known.
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Red Hand Signal Directs Traffic
Red Hand Signal Directs Traffic A RED hand controls the heavy traffic on Fifth avenue in New York City. Faced with the problem of speeding up pedestrian traffic and cutting down casualties, experts have evolved a new scheme. New signal towers have signals for auto-ists and signals for pedestrians, the latter in the form of […]
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Many Wall Plugs Fit in One Outlet
This is actually a really good idea, though I think their claim of unlimited plugs in one outlet is a little optimistic. It would be really nice if powerbricks had outlets in them. Many Wall Plugs Fit in One Outlet DOUBLE and triple outlet electric plugs are no longer needed. A novel wall plug now […]
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The Math Pony
The Math Pony A Dictionary of Numbers Multiplication reduced to Addition— Division to Subtraction. Has multiplied for you all products from 1 to 10,000. More accurate than a slide rule—simpler than a “log” table—easier to use than either. Save mental effort, eliminate multiplication errors, and conserve time. Never can become obsolete. Pays for itself in […]
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New Pen Counts Words Written
New Pen Counts Words Written NO LONGER need authors count words to determine how much they have written — a recently developed sackless fountain pen now does the work. On the transparent ink section of the barrel are graduations indicating in thousands the words written since the pen was tilled, and the remaining writing capacity. […]
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Camera Nearly as Large as Man
Camera Nearly as Large as Man ONE of the amazing displays at the reeent camera exposition held in Berlin was that of a camera almost the size of a man. This camera was complete in every detail and was fully capable of taking pictures.
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TOBACCO SLAVERY
TOBACCO SLAVERY Brings Ruined Health, Wasted Dollars The most inveterate smoker or chewer will positively HATE tobacco in any form within one week, using KILL-TOBAC. Complete, guaranteed treatment costs only $1 postpaid. KILL-TOBAC is not a drug- or internal medicine. Leaves no bad effects. KILL-TOBAC ends the craving- simply and quickly. Men and women welcome […]
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Daring Rocketmen to Invade the Stratosphere
The rocket-shooters are going to pitch in again this coming summer. Undaunted by reverses and tragedies during the past year's experiments, the rocketeers are tackling their work with renewed vigor and ambition, plus improved apparatus and chemicals. Ernst Loebell, famous German engineer and rocket designer, promises to bring the rocket engines to their greatest point of achievement next summer. He is now in this country and is an active worker in the Cleveland Rocket Society. Loebell has been carrying on bis preliminary experiments on the big Hanna estate in a suburb of Cleveland. In their operations the Cleveland group has been making use of the lessons taught by the experiments of Loebell's countryman, the late Reinhold Tilling, a noted radio engineer and rocket builder. Prior to his death. Tilling had been experimenting with rockets and rocket planes for months. The success of a rocket which reached a height of (6,000 feet in 1931 spurred him on to the construction of a rocket with glider wings which unfolded when the fuel was exhausted and brought the projectile gently to earth. This feat was hailed as one of the first practical steps toward the development of mail and passenger carrying rockets. The Tilling rockets were set in motion by telignition from a distance of 100 yards. They attained a speed of 700 miles an hour and landed five miles from the starting point, in accordance with calculations. Herr Tilling was working on a system designed to manipulate his rockets by radio control when he and a female assistant were killed in the explosion of a rocket which they were charging.
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Bodyguards Face Death to End Kidnap Menace
IN THE ordinary run of things, a man does not go about looking for trouble. But this is not the case with a new type of professional men. They are called bodyguards. Trouble is their business — and death not infrequently is their reward.
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New Bicycle Gearshift & Man with telephoto eyes
Bicycle Gearshift Makes Hill Climbing Easy for Cyclists CYCLISTS no longer have to jump off and push their wheels up the steeper hills, now that a bicycle gearshift is available. The high gear is used for normal riding; the rider has but to shift to low gear, and ride up the steepest of grades in […]
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Zipper Gas Mask Made for Babies
Zipper Gas Mask Made for Babies A special handbag for carrying babies furnishes protection in case of a war-time gas attack. An oxygen tank begins to function as soon as the zipper cover is closed, supplying air to the baby.
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