To knit and spin was not much fun When ’twas my sole employment But now I smoke these Chesterfields And find it real enjoyment Mild… and yet.. They Satisfy
by TED MAGEE Exciting and comic events of daily life in the frozen, blizzard swept Antarctic were preserved in pictures by two daring photographers. Here is their pictorial story of a South Pole expedition. FROM Antarctica, the bottom of the world, the Robinson Crusoes of Science have returned with Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd with tons of data on the greatest expanse of unexplored land on this earth.
Catapulted “Bomb” Puts Out Fire A GLASS “bomb” fire extinguisher throws itself into the flames when heat melts a plug to release spring tension in the wall bracket. When catapulted, the bursting bulb spreads an extinguishing fluid to smother flame.
For new thrills at the beach this summer, build one or all of these novel fun wheelsâ€” the head-over-heels Aqua-roller, the Outboard Swim Spinner, or the Barrel-boat that rolls over sea or sand. FROM far-off Holland comes the design for the first of MM's water wheelsâ€”an Aqua-roller originated by P. C. van Petegem. A wheel of tubular floats mounted on a frame of two steel hoops rolls along the water as the bather shifts his weight from side to side inside the wheel.
Robot Florist Dispenses Street Bouquets After Shops Close AN AUTOMATIC flower-vending machine is the latest aid for the husband who chronically forgets the occasion of his wife’s birthday or the wedding anniversary until after the flower shops have closed. Located at strategic points in Berlin’s shopping center, the newly-introduced vendor carries a plentiful supply of […]
Death watches grimly over everyone. What occupation has the greatest toll of accidents and deaths? Is it daredevil stunting, or a common job? The answer is surprising. "COME quick! There's a man hurt!" Almost ten times every minute, more than 4,000 times each working day, that cry resounds somewhere among America's great mass of industrial workers. Once every ten minutes that cry means death for another working man. In 1933 it sounded the death knell of 46 men a day. In
Refrigerator Uses Solar Energy A REFRIGERATOR which requires no energy other than exposure to sunlight for two hours a day has been developed by Otto H. Mohr, California consulting engineer. Larger solar power units requiring up to four hours exposure can be used for heating or cooling entire homes, according to the inventor. A spherical […]
And you thought the Stepford Wives was a work of fiction. In Dr. Spurling’s wonderful fantasy world all women will have the “thinking portion” of their brain removed, and he might actually get a date. “Thinking” Brain Removed LIKE a fairy tale of medicine is the description of an operation which removed nearly the entire […]
In the 1930’s you could call anything a robot. Screwdriver? Nope, it’s a tightening robot. Bucket with a handle on it? Household Washing Robot. MOTORLESS WASHER Among Newest Household Robots DOUBLE DECK TWIN BEDS have interchangeable fide rails and end boards, permitting use of beds side by side or one above the other. In making […]
Table Folds Into Giant Die Cube NEWEST in modernistic furniture to be developed in Hollywood is a card table which closes up to form a 2-1/2 foot cube having large black dots like those on dice. Three-legged folding chairs fit compactly underneath the table. Two doors to each side swing outward when the table is […]
Electro-Tank Shoots Lightning Rays LIGHTNING, enemy of man for countless centuries, may become his deadliest weapon of war. Combining the Van deGraff lightning generator with the newest high speed war tank, a design has been suggested for an electro-ray tank which promises to revolutionize offensive warfare. The gunner of this lightning-generating tank, seated at the […]
Thousands Are Quickly Gaining 5 to 15 Lbs. This New Easy Way DON'T think you're "born" to be skinny and friendless. Thousands with this new, easy treatment have gained husky pounds, new good looks â€” in just a few weeks! Doctors for years have prescribed yeast for health. But this new yeast tablet discovery gives double results â€” health, and solid, new flesh â€” and far quicker.
This is pretty sweet. Hotel Guests DIAL for Radio Programs HOMESICK foreign guests at New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel can now listen to radio programs from their own country, or perhaps even from their home town. At their service is the greatest all-wave radio receiver in the worldâ€”a set which can bring to each of […]
Paris Balloon-Homes Are Gas-Proof REASONING that if balloon silk can hold gases, it can likewise keep gases out, Parisians are building balloon housesâ€”-grim shoe-like affairs which provide safety from much-feared gas attacks. Entire families will find refuge in each of the inflated structures. Fresh air would be pumped in through a filter which neutralizes poisonous […]
In the mid ’30s everything was a robot. Robot Messenger Displays Person-to-Person Notes In Public TO AID persons who wish to make or cancel appointments or inform friends of their whereabouts, a robot message carrier has been introduced in London, England. Known as the “notificator,” the new machine is installed in streets, stores, railroad stations […]
Umm… I’m not really sure what to say about this. NEW CONFECTION SWEEPS AGENTS TO FORTUNES AMAZINGLY DIFFERENT! BANANA SURPRISE! a banana filled with ice cream UP TO $10 A DAY SELLING TO STORES! GET SET FOR THE GREATEST SELLING SENSATION OF THE GENERATION! Amazing new patented device cores bananas and fills the hole with […]
This reminds me of the Tinker Toy computer built by Danny Hillis, though not quite as cool. Calculating Machine is built of Toy Parts CONSTRUCTED entirely from the wheels, gears and structural members of a popular construction toy set, an amazing calculating machine at Manchester University, England can do in a few minutes problems which […]
Ray of Death Kills at 6 Miles LATEST of the death rays designed for I modern warfare comes from Bourges, France. Henri Claudel, well known French scientist, is the inventor. Recent experiments with the delicate apparatus have proved it to be unusually deadly when directed at small forms of life. The inventor estimates that the […]
Cycle Engine Gives 50 m.p.h. Speed to Wheel Chair A THREE-WHEELED chair built around a motorcycle engine brought Norman Tapper, 23-year-old Californian whose legs have been paralyzed since childhood, to Indianapolis almost a month before the start of the 500-mile auto race. The motorized chair was parked at the gate of the Speedway, to make […]
by C. W. GEIGER This article describes in simple language how a wire long enough to encircle the world three times is carried back and forth across San Francisco Bay by traveling wheels to spin the suspension cables of the world's longest structure, the mammoth San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. BY FAR the most spectacular operation in the construction of a suspension bridge is the spinning of the mighty cables which loop gracefully from tower to tower, supporting a roadway hung far below. How are these mile-long cables, each weighing 9,500 tons and containing 17,464 strands of steel, being stretched from tower to tower for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay suspension bridge?
This is a really odd marketing idea, then again, it would be a lot easier to target minors at home. Machine Sells Cigarettes In Home COIN-IN-THE-SLOT cigarette vending machines built into attractive pieces of furniture are now being placed in American homes. Already twenty thousand of these venders, built into magazine stands and end tables […]