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STOP DRINKING DIRTY WATER
Amazing Device Removes Filthy Dirt at Faucet Now you can filter your drinking water instantly through cellulose fibers right at your faucet as you need it. The Automatic Water Filter delivers sparkling clear water—clear as spring water. So inexpensive that every home can afford it.
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"Mother Goose" Bungalow Shelters Nesting Ducks
Looking as if it had been plucked right from the pages of a "Mother Goose" book, a bungalow for ducks stands on the shore of an artificial lake in Alexandria, Minn. This fairy tale cottage with sloping Walls and crooked chimney has shuttered windows and flower boxes, and the glassed windows are indirectly illuminated at night with electric lights hidden in shallow boxes inside the window frames. It appears, at night, to be a busy little hotel, but the hundred or more residents of "Duck Inn" sleep inside in complete darkness.
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Worn Auto Parts Skeleton Shows Need For Lubrication
Worn Auto Parts Skeleton Shows Need For Lubrication WORN parts from a discarded automobile mounted on a board to represent a skeleton as a lesson in the need for correct lubrication for automobiles) reminds patrons in a Green Bay, Wisconsin, gas station not to overlook the value of oil and grease in their cars.
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Traveling Woodworking Shop Tours Schools
Traveling Woodworking Shop Tours Schools Making the rounds of schools and playgrounds in Pasadena, Calif., is a complete woodworking shop on wheels. Built on a truck chassis, it includes a circular saw and band saw, lathe, electric drill and small planer. Its power is taken by a long cord from the regular 110-volt circuit of […]
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Motorcycle Is Knee-High on Airplane Tail Wheels
Motorcycle Is Knee-High on Airplane Tail Wheels Only knee-high to a motor “cop,” a miniature motorcycle built in Los Angeles rolls along the highway at forty miles an hour on two airplane tail wheels. It stands twenty inches high and weighs only sixty-one pounds. Powered by a two and one-half horsepower outboard motor, this midget […]
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ETHER JUMPERS NEVER SLEEP
By Emile C. Schnurmacher THE man who stops time in its tracks, or turns it forward to tomorrow or backward into yesterday by simply pressing a button, sits quietly in front of the long panel in the master control room of the National Broadcasting Company at Radio City, watching the hands of a clock which point to twenty seconds less than twelve o'clock noon. In just twenty seconds the musical program being broadcast by a Philadelphia concert orchestra will leave the air. In twenty-one seconds, hundreds of thousands of listeners who are tuned in on the network will, through their sense of hearing, be transported half way round the world to Delhi, India, where a speaker is waiting to give a description of an amazing election, telling how 33,000,000 voters, most of them illiterates, went to the polls.
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Rumble Seat on Handle Bar for Cyclist's Baby
That looks safe. Rumble Seat on Handle Bar for Cyclist’s Baby When one proud father in Switzerland wants to take the baby for an airing, he fits a special rumble seat on the handle bar of his bicycle and away they go. The seat is equipped with a top to protect baby from sun or […]
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Don't Pity the Poor Eskimo - Part I
By Ruth and Bill Albee PART I DON'T pity the poor Eskimo — at least not the Alaskan Eskimo of Bering Strait. He lives in a land of ice, snow, howling winds and sub-zero temperatures. But he thrives on it—and likes it. He lives a stone-age existence in many respects, but he has an air-conditioned house. Most Eskimos have never seen an automobile, yet many of them fly to work in airplanes. Most of them never heard of vitamins, but they probably get more vitamins in their daily diet than any people on the globe. The Eskimo has little in the way of natural resources, but he is smart enough to make the most of what he has.
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Three Seconds from Death
THERE are seventeen men and six women in Hollywood who live entirely by seconds, seldom being more than a count of three from disaster while working. Among the highest paid individuals in the world per employed minute, they are seen daily by millions, yet are unknown except to friends and fellow workers. This little group composes the "stunters" of the movies. Their job is to manufacture thrills—to cash in on hairbreadth escapes.
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Child's Scooter Folds Compactly for Storage
Child’s Scooter Folds Compactly for Storage Coasters and scooters often take up more space than the average apartment dweller is willing to sacrifice. Here is one that can be reduced to a small bulk in a jiffy so that it can be stored from one season to the next or squeezed into a small corner […]
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Three-Wheeled Midget Car Built in Spare Time
Three-Wheeled Midget Car Built in Spare Time In his spare time, stretched over eighteen months, a Californian built a three-wheeled midget automobile that has traveled sixty-eight miles an hour. It has a front wheel drive and rear wheel steering, and covers as much as forty to forty-two miles per gallon. There are buttons on the […]
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'Two-Passenger' Harmonica Has Room for Duets
‘Two-Passenger’ Harmonica Has Room for Duets That old favorite song about the “bicycle built for two” can now be played appropriately on a harmonica built for two. There is plenty of room for a duet, and you could have a trio without crowding too much. The 320-note mouth organ was introduced at a recent trade […]
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Flier Designs Streamline "Push Button" Car
Borrowing ideas from the transport planes he has piloted, a California airman designed and built a streamline automobile with a rudderlike tail. With its supercharged V-eight motor he asserts that the car will travel 120 miles an hour, yet it is economical in fuel use, delivering eighteen miles to the gallon at sixty miles an hour.
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Miles of Neon Light Ten-Story Broadway Sign
Up above Broadway rises a new electric sign. Every new sign, etching its advertising message in white letters and colored lights against the night sky, adds thousands of bulbs, miles of neon tubing to the already colossal total making Broadway the "great white way." The latest is a skyscraper in itself, a steel structure 100 feet high and more than a block long, requiring a crew of twenty-five steel workers and electricians in assembling it.
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Berlin-New York Round Trip Takes Less Than Two Days
Forty-four hours and forty-six minutes from Berlin to New York and back again. Eight thousand miles over land and ocean in a four-motored land plane. That was the record written into the aviation books by the German air liner "Brandenburg" which, with its crew of four, made the first westward crossing of the Atlantic nonstop from the German capital to New York and then turned around to beat the previous record for the eastbound trip.
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Skeleton Made of Auto Parts Warns Motorist to Oil Up
This looks like a giant prototype for the game Operation. Skeleton Made of Auto Parts Warns Motorist to Oil Up In front of a Green Bay, Wis., garage and service station is a startling display— a skeleton made of worn automobile parts. A mechanic, Bill Graunke, conceived the idea and collected old parts that could […]
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Queer Ways of Fishing with Lance and Gun
The hand must be as quick as the eye when you're spearing fish. The young lady, above, has just stabbed a nice meal for herself, using a Japanese-type glass mask as a "window" for searching beneath the water Goggle-fishing is a marine sport growing in popularity along Carolina and Florida coasts. Armed with lances, swimmers descend as far as twenty feet and "stalk" their game. Fisherman at left is starting down for a look at fish through Japanese-type mask, which protects both eyes and nose. Coming up with small fish on his lance, at right, is sportsman wearing goggles, each eyepiece being watertight
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Baby Rides in a "Rumble Seat" When Daddy Goes Fishing
What an innovative way to ignore your child. Baby Rides in a “Rumble Seat” When Daddy Goes Fishing There was no use in staying home with the baby when his wife was away, a Miami man decided. So he rigged up a seat slung over his shoulders for the youngster, attached a sunshade, and now […]
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I POURED A DEATH POTION FOR MY SICK BABY!"
LONG ISLAND MOTHER LIVES A NIGHTMARE IN DARKENED HOME 1. "Our year old son was seriously ill with whooping cough, my husband was down with the grippe ... and to add to my problems I blew the electric fuses as I was going to bed," writes Mrs. Camille Dearkin of 222-09 135th Avenue, Springfield Gardens, L. I.
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"Ammonia Suit" for Rescue Unit Protects Skin from Burns
“Ammonia Suit” for Rescue Unit Protects Skin from Burns To protect firemen and rescue squads from irritating and dangerous gases, a combination suit and mask enveloping the entire body is provided. One of the most commonly encountered irritants is anhydrous ammonia, used extensively in commercial refrigeration, which can burn the skin in a very short […]
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Dashing Barrel-Body Chariot Thrills the Backyard Warrior
What, no whip? Dashing Barrel-Body Chariot Thrills the Backyard Warrior Here’s a chariot you can make for the children that will provide lots of fun for them and their friends. All you need is a barrel and a pair of wheels from a coaster wagon or even an old baby carriage. Cut the barrel as […]
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"Hippo" Car Can Roll or Swim with Ten Passengers
“Hippo” Car Can Roll or Swim with Ten Passengers Bridges might save time, but they’re not necessary to the German army’s new amphibian automobile. Carrying as many as eight or ten men, it can drive right off the road and “swim” across a lake or river at twelve miles an hour. Top speed on the […]
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