IF YOU would like a mirror that reflects your favorite color and no other, the men to see are the color-television specialists of the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. By depositing ultrathin layers of metallic compounds on clear glass they are able to produce mirrors that reflect only one color—either red, green or blue.
Watercycle Like a strange bug, a homemade watercycle crawls across the surface of a lake or river. The weird craft was built by William Dein, an employee of the Republic Aviation Corporation. Dein purchased some surplus wing floats used on amphibious airplanes, fastened them together with a framework and mounted part of a bicycle atop [...]
ATKINS Jr.-65, identical in everything but size with the famous Atkins No. 65, its larger counterpartâ€”same Perfection-Pattern handle, same super-fine steel, same precision balance and taper grinding! But reduced in size for easy handling by smaller hands! High-speed, "Silver Steel" quality through and through! Other saws in the Atkins Junior Line include Jr. 2, Jr. 4 and Jr. 6 â€” all small editions of Atkins saws which have proved their outstanding superiorities in the hands of particular craftsmen for many years!
Apparently there are still people who play florball. Well at least they did in Finland Norway, in 1999. Florball Played on a portable court, Florball is a fast, new racquet game. It embraces principles of hockey, tennis, golf and handball. Goals are scored by driving a sponge-rubber ball against eight- inch- high boards at either [...]
That certainly is a big bomb. Exactly what would you use to carry that? Especially in 1950. Right, man is dwarfed beside Earthquake bomb which is 27 ft. high, weighs 42,000 pounds and could level many city blocks
Have Fun With This Chariot-Type Tricycle Trailer Rolling along on semipneumatic wheels, this little trailer will double the enjoyment the youngsters get from their tricycles. The frame, rail and tongue are all bent from thin-wall conduit, either by using a standard pipe bender or by filling the conduit with sand, plugging the ends and then [...]
By Louis N. Sarbach IMAGINE a tunnel with one end beneath New York City's Times Square. You enter a car at this end, stow your suitcase in the rack overhead and settle down comfortably with a magazine. You have been reading scarcely an hour when the vehicle stops. An escalator carries you back to the street level and you greet the light of day once moreâ€”in San Francisco! Sounds like something out of pseudo-science fiction, doesn't it? Yet it's the idea of one of America's most practical scientist-executives, General Electric's noted physicist, Dr. Irving Langmuir.
Topped with a portrait of its little owner, this child's laundry bag looks much like a life-size doll, and its novelty will go far to encourage children to take care of their soiled clothing. A good close-up snapshot of the child is selected and that portion of the negative showing only the head and possibly part of the shoulders is enlarged as close to 8 x 10 in. as possible.
Human-Fly WHIRLIGIG LITERALLY stuck to the wall are patrons of a new amusement-park ride in Frankfurt, Germany. Fun-seekers climb into a giant drum, about 15 feet in diameter, which is open at the top. The drum begins to revolve, building up speed. When whirling at top speed the floor drops away, leaving the patrons stuck [...]
Jackson, Mich. By Arthur R. Railton REMEMBER those wartime dreams of lazy living in postwar homes with push buttons to do all the work? Well, like most of us, you're probably still getting by in a house where the only push button rings the doorbell. But there's at least one fellow who is making those dreams come true. Emil Mathias of Jackson, Mich., traces his mechanical aptitude back to his youth when he harnessed the wind to grind the family's weekly supply of coffee. A small windmill, some gears, a shaft or two, all went together to create a power coffee grinder that Mathias still remembers as one of his favorite devices.
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Rump Strap for Dairy Cow Stops Switching of Tail Even though the barn is thoroughly sprayed twice daily to eliminate flies, dairy cows accustomed to switching their tails during the day in order to keep off the pests frequently continue this habit during milking. To prevent it, one dairyman attaches a loop of rope or [...]
TV Floor Chair Television spectators who like to lounge on the floor in front of the set now can lean comfortably against a padded backrest. The collapsible seat, similar in style to a familiar type of lawn chair, has a long pad which extends out across the floor. The pad not only provides a cushion [...]
TORSO CUFF LINKS for the man who has “everything”. Gold plate on Sterling 13.50. 14K gold 60.00. In Sterling $12.50 a pair. All taxes and postage included. Another exclusive by mail from Pee Wee House Culver City 13, Cal.
Millions of nerds curse the name of T.C. Evans for years of unwitting social stigmatization. Plastic Liner Protects Shirt Pocket From Damage by Pencils If you carry sev-eral sharpened pencils in a shirt pocket, this easily made plastic liner can be used to protect the shirt from being soiled or damaged by the pencils. Just [...]