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PERFECT XMAS GIFT FOR DAD • BROTHER OR YOURSELF... Govt. Surplus Bargain
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Bet You Don't Know This About Advertising
Bet You Don’t Know This About Advertising By Susan Quiz No. 1 What does it cost to advertise a pack of a leading brand of cigarettes? Is it 2c a pack? 3c? 5c? Answer: It costs less than 1/2c a pack to advertise the big brands of cigarettes. That’s only half the story. Advertising lowers […]
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KEEPING ZOO ANIMALS HAPPY
WHAT'S the secret of gathering thousands of wild animals from every corner of the globe and getting them to live happy and contented lives in the same zoo? Polar bears fresh from the Arctic, babirusas and gorillas from the jungle, grizzlies from the mountains and rare fennec foxes from the barren Sahara all live in different climates, eat different foods and have different habits, yet they can be made to thrive in the same menagerie.
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Flame-Proof Christmas Trees that Glow in the Dark
Flame-Proof Christmas Trees that Glow in the Dark Different! Needles never shed—no dirt— lasts lifetime. Safe— flameproof! Amazingly beautiful in light or darkness. Folds for storage. Imported from Europe—limited supply. Order now. SEND NO MONEY Just pay postman on delivery, plus postal charges. Be sure to state size tree desired. Or send cash with order […]
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Dashboard Rack Holds Road Map
It’s just like GPS, except you have no idea where on the map you actually are. Dashboard Rack Holds Road Map Mounted on the dashboard, a plastic-covered map holder provides the driver with a ready reference while driving over strange roads. Two concealed bulbs in the top of the device illuminate the map without glare. […]
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The New 1951 Harley-Davidson HYDRA-GLIDE
What a Honey! The New 1951 Harley-Davidson HYDRA-GLIDE SLEEK, smooth and beautiful. And what a performer. Takes off like a scared rabbit. Snuggles to the road like a clinging vine. Breezes over hills like a bird. Whisks you over rough spots with cloud-like ease … brings you thrill after thrill as you take in exciting […]
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Life Without Germs In a Laboratory
Life Without Germs In a Laboratory At the University of Notre Dame there are some laboratory animals living in a world apart—a world without germs. Their world consists of a giant tank, large enough to hold 1000 animals, which has been made completely germfree. Attendants and scientists who must enter the tank to feed and […]
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The new instructor gets a hearty welcome
You've read, in both newspapers and magazines, about the powerful electron microscope. Now this amazing "instructor" of scientists and physicians becomes even more useful — in more research fields. Through basic principles uncovered at RCA Laboratories, RCA engineers have developed a compact "table model" electron microscope, at a price which makes it practical for use in an increased number of universities, industries, hospitals, clinics. So simplified is the new instrument that a high school student or unskilled laboratory technician can quickly learn to use it!
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Snack Tray for Car Hangs From Dashboard
Life before cup holders! I remember we used to have those plastic ones that stuck into the window sill. It seems a pretty obvious thing now. Snack Tray for Car Hangs From Dashboard Travel snacks can be enjoyed while the car is in motion with a dashboard tray which prevents cold drinks or water glasses […]
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CAUGHT BY THEIR FINGER PRINTS
During the past 32 years the I. A. S. has trained hundreds of men at home to fill positions of responsibility and steady pay as finger print experts. This fascinating, profitable profession can be learned at home during spare time. More than 800 American Identification Bureaus employ I. A. S. graduates or students. Write today for complete list of these Bureaus.
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Rockets on a timetable
By Richard F. Dempewolff X IS ZERO; the exclamation point in time when the 58-foot, two-stage "Bumper" rocket—combining a modified V-2 with a 700-pound WAC Corporal riding its nose—will stand on its fiery tail above the new long-range proving ground in Cocoa, Fla., whoosh to the stratosphere and lay itself out for the world's first long, horizontal stretch above the Atlantic. No one knows when X will arrive. At . any moment, time may stand still while men, hanging half in and half out of yawning hatches in the side of the four-story monster rocket, hold up the count as they make final adjustments.
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Island Commuter
Island Commuter COMBINING many features of an automobile, an airplane and a boat, the Island Commuter cruises through the water at 50 miles an hour. The 36-foot aluminum vessel was built by Anthony Sulak to carry him between Seattle and an island 85 miles away. Two airplane propellers drive the craft on water or land. […]
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Monkey Tells Time By Rolling Eyes
This is really cool, though I bet it would be pretty hard to actually tell the time with it. Monkey Tells Time By Rolling Eyes You have to look a monkey in the eye to tell what time it is on a novelty clock manufactured in Germany. The monkey’s right eye tells the hour and […]
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Sky-Riding Bus
Sky-Riding Bus TWIN BUSSES that glide high through the air will carry sightseers and skiers up the slopes of Mount Hood in Oregon during this year’s winter sports season. The 36-passenger busses literally wind themselves along their cables, completing a trip of more than three miles in less than 10 minutes. Said to be the […]
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Sipper With Built-in Refrigerant
Sipper With Built-in Refrigerant Every swallow is chilled when drinks are sipped through a novel aluminum tube containing a sealed-in refrigerant and tipped with a Tenite plastic mouthpiece and end. The sipper is kept in the freezing compartment of the refrigerator prior to use and its contents allowed to freeze solid. There is no dilution […]
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What's New for Your Home
SHOWER STALL can be set up wherever there are running water and a drain. It can be connected by garden hose. Attached to the wall with screws, the stall is made splashproof by a wrap-around curtain HAIR DRIER is an attachment for a new vacuum cleaner. With it, you can dry your hair quickly without heat. The upright is adjustable for height LIKE SHRIMPS? You can clean them quickly with a daggerlike plastic utensil that separates shell from meat with a single thrust
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SOMETHING EXTRA ABOUT THE MAN WITH P.A.*
SOMETHING EXTRA ABOUT THE MAN WITH P.A.* P.A.* means Pipe Appeal and PRINCE ALBERT You can tell by her glance he has something special—he’s got Pipe Appeal. And he has something extra special in a pipeful of fragrant Prince Albert. P.A.’s choice, rich-tasting tobacco is specially treated to insure against tongue bite. Get P.A.! Crimp […]
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Indoor Ambulance
Indoor Ambulance On duty 24 hours a day, a small ambulance can speed down the aisles of a big factory to pick up any worker who becomes sick or is injured. The ambulance, made from a Crosley station wagon, provides quick pickup service inside the Transformer Division plant of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation at Sharon, […]
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Give Santa a Hand
Route those toy orders to Santa through your workshop. Here are 10 wooden ones to bring shrieks of delight from your youngsters on Christmas morn By Marvin Hartley SANTA'S job will be easier when you turn toymaker and lend a helping hand to relieve the burden on his North Pole workshop. Among this group of 10 exciting toys, there's at least one that will surely make Christmas extra merry for some youngster. Except for the lighthouse stool, bucking bronco and the burp gun, which require some sheet metal, all of the toys are made mostly of wood.
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TV's LITTLE BROTHER
By Creighton Peet YOU CAN use it for anything—absolutely anything. It will show you what's going on around corners, through walls, underwater, in the dark, at the bottom of an oil well—or inside the human stomach. It's TV's little brother, a small and comparatively inexpensive wired television setup designed for industrial uses. Already three such devices are on the market. Diamond Power Specialty, a subsidiary of I.T.&T. has the Utiliscope; Remington Rand has developed its Vericon, and RCA the Vidicon. In one model the orthicon tube is the size and shape of a small flashlight, and its housing looks like a 16-mm. home movie camera.
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Hot Water for Sale Via Special Delivery
Hot Water for Sale Via Special Delivery Want to buy some hot water? In Brookings, S. D., two war veterans have started a new business enterprise — selling and delivering hot, soft water to the harried housewife. The two young men first went into the trucking business, then started selling hot water to keep their […]
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Armrest for Car
What will those scientists think of next? Armrest for Car Easy-chair comfort for the car driver is provided by an adjustable armrest which hooks over the back of the front seat. The driving aid—a flexible metal bar with a sliding cushion—fits all cars. A small lever permits the foam-rubber cushion to be adjusted to the […]
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Dry-Land Sailing
Dry-Land Sailing Although his home town, Friona, Tex., is miles from any large body of water, Ray Landrum still goes sailing whenever he wants, but in a dehydrated fashion. He sails along the highway in a three-wheeled motorless vehicle called a Windmobile, which was built to his design by a local mechanic. In a brisk […]
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Butter Churn From Washer
Butter Churn From Washer Here is a way of converting your washer into a butter churn in just a few minutes. Cut a triangular hole in the center of a sheet of plywood so that it fits tightly over the agitator of the machine. Then assemble four separate compartments on the plywood base, making them […]
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Tortillas Meet The Machine Age
By Jack B. Kemmerer THE INDIANS of Mexico first made tortillas between 2000 and 1000 B.C., when most historians agree that corn originated in Guatemala and southern Mexico. The ancient method of making tortillas by hand had never changed until recently. Now, the tortilla has met the machine age.
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