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What Every Farmer Should Know About Taking Care of Farm Animals
The Most Popular Veterinary Guide Ever Printed This practical and helpful VETERINARY GUIDE FOR FARMERS prepares the farmer to perform many routine veterinary tasks—provides quick information that can often save the life of an animal—prevents disease in herds— saves money on the farm in a hundred different ways.
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RADIO "EYES" PEER INTO SPACE
WITH STRANGE-LOOKING instruments that catch radio waves from the stars, Australian scientists are probing the mysteries of the universe. So far they have identified 100 "radio stars"—highly localized sources of cosmic static.
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The New Kattle Kaller AUTO HORN
LOOK! UNUSUAL XMAS GIFT! Makes a Car BELLOW like a Bull Completely different novelty horn. Sounds just like a lonesome bull. Imitates any cattle sound. Actually used by ranchers to call cattle. Makes low gentle tone, or roars full blast. Variable tone control located on steering column.
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Keeping Up With the Atom
LARGEST atomic power plant contracted for in the U.S. is the $45,000,000 installation General Electric will build for Commonwealth Edison Company of Chicago. A scale model (right) of the dual-cycle boiling reactor plant, which will generate 180,000 kilowatts, was shown at the Geneva atomic conference and later taken to Chicago for public exhibition. Individual earphones connected with the model bring a description of the project to the listener in English, French, Spanish and Russian. The reactor will be built at the junction of the Kankakee and Des Plaines rivers, southwest of Chicago, with completion planned for 1960.
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Magnetic Light Bulbs Leap Into Sockets
Magnetic Light Bulbs Leap Into Sockets Five turns are required to fit an ordinary light bulb into its socket, and five more turns are required to remove it. But now a new bulb with a magnetic base that virtually jumps into place has been developed to eliminate all this twisting. The socket contains a permanent […]
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Name Elements 99 and 100
Name Elements 99 and 100 Two great scientists who died within the last year, Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi, have been honored by the naming of elements 99 einsteinium and 100 fermium. The symbol for einsteinium is plain E, that for fermium, Fm. Now all discovered elements are named, since 101 was previously named mendelevium […]
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Learn SHELLCRAFT
Learn SHELLCRAFT Wonderful, New. Easy—Up to 500% Profits! Make Shell Lamps, Shell Jewelry and Novelties. Sell for BIG PROFITS! Markets everywhere. Hand-in-Action PLAN designed for you … to learn and earn as you succeed in Shellcraft. FREE Genuine Sea Shells, full color pictures, and Hand-in-Action Plan Folder. Write. NATIONAL SHELLCRAFT SCHOOL 637-26th ST. S., ST. […]
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Train Rolls Through Maze of Wires on Suspended Track
Train Rolls Through Maze of Wires on Suspended Track SOMETHING DIFFERENT—that was the goal of Philip Karr and his son David, of Milwaukee, Wis., when they decided to build a model-railroad layout. They achieved it by suspending the rails from the ceiling joists on wires. Now they have a multilevel layout that can easily be […]
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Tape Recording Guides Milling Machine
Guided by orders stored on magnetic tape, a new milling machine makes all the intricate cuts necessary to turn out wing and skin panels for jet planes. An engineer converts the plans for a panel into decimal numbers, which then are perforated into a paper tape. The paper tape then is run through a computer, which coordinates the information into precise time-and-motion orders to the machine.
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Cabin Scooter Built for Two
Cabin Scooter Built for Two Europe continues to come up with new and fresh designs for the small basic car. A fully enclosed three-wheel scooter with a top speed of about 60 miles per hour seats two persons side by side behind a single front door. There’s ample room for children or luggage in the […]
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Miami Has an Electric Nervous System
CAPTAIN Verner Smith pushed the attitude lever and nosed the blimp down closer to the water. Now it was within 50 feet of choppy Biscayne Bay off Miami, Fla., so close that the trailing landing lines of the huge powered balloon almost touched the water. A loudspeaker in the cabin blared: "This is Miami Communications, Vern. What's happening?" The sun-browned pilot pulled a control and the blimp nosed up again. "He's still struggling. Trying to hold onto his boat. Get the patrol boat here—fast." The loudspeaker talked again. "The police boat radios that he's coming over. Stay directly overhead. He'll sight on you." "Check." Guided by the blimp, a patrol boat of the Miami Police Department scudded to the rescue scene.
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Hydraulic Wheel-Chair Support
Anyone confined to a wheel chair will find use for this support, whether in the home or in business, as it permits the occupant to raise, lower, or turn the chair to any angle By Clinton R. Hull SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED to hold the wheel chair of a handicapped filing clerk who uses a two-shelf, circular desk in his work, this swivel support is mounted on the hydraulically controlled column of an old barber chair. The latter not only permits a swivel action, but its hydraulic mechanism allows the wheel chair to be raised by its occupant to any height within the limits of the barber-chair column—in this case to permit the occupant to work from either level of the desk. It also positions the chair at a height most convenient for using a typewriter which is fitted on a swivel bracket mounted on the end support of the circular-desk shelf.
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"The Thing"—Bad News for Enemy Tanks
“The Thing”—Bad News for Enemy Tanks Called “The Thing,” a new fast-firing armored vehicle has been adopted by the Marine Corps for its amphibious forces. It is mainly an antitank vehicle and mounts six 106-mm. recoilless rifles along with four .50-caliber spotting rifles which are used to establish the range for the larger weapons. The […]
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For the gift that packs MAN-MAGIC!
For the gift that packs MAN-MAGIC! VISE-GRIP DOES MORE JOBS EASIER — THAN ANY OTHER TOOL MADE! A gift to make any man happy, handy, “hep” at his fixing A whole tool kit — in one tool! Jaws lock onto work with one-ton pressure. Quickly adjust — for use as a Super-Pliers, All-Purpose Wrench, Clamp […]
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Off-Center Radar Picture Tube Gives Added Forward Vision
This is pretty remarkable. Apparently the best way to filter the results of a radar, even in as late as 1955 was to actually build the display CRT so that it just cut off part of the rear signal and fit in more of the forward signal. As opposed to some sort of tunable electronics […]
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Motor Scooter Burns LPG
Motor Scooter Burns LPG Already noted for its gas economy, the motor scooter now has been adapted to burn LPG. Ralph Carlton of Wauchula, Fla., converted his standard scooter into an LPG-burner with a few minor engine changes. Now he carries a bottle of propane lashed to the scooter’s front end.
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ARRO-PING
Try as I might, I just can’t think of any possible way that a kid could hurt himself with one of these… ARRO-PING Guided-flight accuracy—bullet-like power for target and small game! Quiet—fun in rumpus room or patio, on picnics, in areas closed to firearms! Safe to carry in car. Economical—use arrows over and over! Improved […]
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Folding Cane for the Blind
Folding Cane for the Blind Blind persons can now obtain a white cane that is folded when not in use. The lightweight cane is made of aluminum tubing coated with white plastic. When the cane is held by the wrist cord and allowed to fall freely, the four aluminum segments snap together and become a […]
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