PILOTS of combat planes in the World war were acutely conscious of the fact that their ships had a "blind spot" in which they were peculiarly vulnerable to attack by the enemy. This spot included the underpart of the tail and rear section of the fuselage, which could not be defended by machine gun fire from the cockpit for the reason that the gunner would have to fire through his own plane.
Here’s Something New in Barrows FANTASTIC in appearance, though extremely practical in operation, is a novel type of wheelbarrow developed by an English workingman. Instead of having a wheel on front, as all law-abiding wheelbarrows have, this new thing, shown below, has one huge drum, which practically surrounds the body of the barrow. When the [...]
Furriers pay rabbit growers in United States over $30,000,000 a year for pelts, from which are made fur coats selling from $300 to $5,000 each. This article tells you how you set up in rabbit raising as a backyard pastime and reap the biggest profits from smallest outlay of cash. by H. H. DUNN MARY PALMER, who teaches school for $1,500 a year at San Diego, California, came out of the winter of 1930-31, with the determination to have a fur coat for the next winter. "If I start saving now, and go in debt a little in the fall, I can get myself one of those $300 coats for a Christmas present," she told her father. "If you will give me an hour of your time every day, from now until next October," replied her father, "I will give you a fur coat that you cannot buy for five times $300 and it will cost not more than $30, probably half that amount." As a matter of fact, for this is a true story, Mary's father produced the fur coat on the date promised, and Mary sold it for $650 to a furrier, who, in turn, sold it for $1575. Then Mary's father gave her another just like it. The total cost of the coats to Mr. Palmer was less than $15 each, and, with their trimmings, they represented an actual outlay of not more than $35 each.
Suction Treatment for Beauty A BEAUTIFYING method that cleans the skin by suction, utilizing vacuum cleaner principles, has made its appearance. The system makes use of a small electric motor driving a vacuum pump to which are attached four flexible hose. On the end of each hose is a nozzle made of glass which is [...]
IS THE time drawing near when science will be able to devise an almost mathematical formula for making great singers out of any aspirant to musical fame? Is there any way to determine the precise physiological differences in vocal organs and other parts of the body which might account for good, bad and indifferent singing voices? An attempt at answering the questions is being made by scientists, who have made X-ray exposures, during the actual act of singing, of the throats and heads of such famous opera stars as Lawrence Tibbet, Benjamin Gigli, Reinold Werrenrath, and others of vocal fame.
Maybe No Noise in Future Wars EXCEPT for the bursting of high explosive shells, wars of the future may be comparatively silent affairs, thanks to a new silencer just perfected by Ronald Chapman, of Caterham, England. The silencer, which comprises a small cylinder about two inches in diameter and six inches long, fits onto the [...]
Houses that Hang from Poles A house which hangs suspended from a central mast, in whose bath room you bathe in a pint of water, where clothes are laundered in fog and where power is supplied from garbage â€”this is the revolutionary type of home science okays for the future. A “TOAD STOOL” home, delivered [...]
Machine Shows Cartoons Without Screen A NEW idea in motion pictures machines has just been developed. by Max Fleischer, the well-known movie cartoonist. The mechanism, shown above, consists of a large cylinder on which are attached cartoons of the various comic characters, and a large rotating shutter with two narrow slits on either side of [...]