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Are you too old to learn?
Yup, that’s it, no further context… Are you too old to learn? not at all, new tests show!
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Tiny Typewriter
Tiny Typewriter Built in Germany, a new typewriter is so small the operator can hold it on his lap during use. The midget machine fits in a case about the size of an ordinary briefcase. The case also holds stationery and other writing equipment.
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What's New for Your Home
1. FAT FILTER purifies and freshens cooking grease for repeated use. The filter consists of an aluminum unit that fits over shortening containers, and a chemically treated filter. The chemical counteracts fatty , acids which cause fats to turn rancid. The filter is finely woven to trap all foreign particles 2. GEM SETTER that works like a stapler permits anyone to set rhinestones or pearls in fabric. Easy and economical to use, the device works on the same principle as professional machines. A dozen complete sets of rhinestones and settings are included, and refills of rhinestones or pearls are also available
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Two-Wheel Skate
Two-Wheel Skate Roller skates with only two wheels provide some of the thrills of ice skating the year ’round. The two large wheels are center-mounted and are made of plastic-rubber. The skate is adjustable in length and has a cushioned ankle strap.
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Radioactive Safety-Control System
This man was later diagnosed with the only known case of wrist cancer. Radioactive Safety-Control System Radioactive crystals and Geiger tubes make a punch press at a United Air Lines maintenance base accident proof. Operators of the press wear wristbands containing the “hot” crystals. Three Geiger tubes enclose the punching area. If hands stray into […]
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Doorless German Car Features Tip-Up Top
Doorless German Car Features Tip-Up Top Doffing its top to allow its owner to enter or leave, an automobile built by German mechanic Gustav Weinert is the last word in simple design. Absence of doors and similar items makes for light weight (770 pounds), and low gasoline consumption. Product of a year’s work, the eight-foot […]
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Plastic Coveralls Protect Dress Clothes from Grease
And they look pretty spiffy too! Quickly Donned Plastic Coveralls Protect Dress Clothes from Grease Vinyl-plastic coveralls that don’t let grease penetrate to clothes beneath are ideally suited for the home mechanic. Quickly slipped on, zipped up the front and belted, the coveralls protect dress clothes from all dirt and stains. The material is light, […]
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Engineer Is Safe in Steel Wire Cage Charged With 300,000 Volts
Engineer Is Safe in Steel Wire Cage Charged With 300,000 Volts Even though a 300,000-volt electric current surges through the steel-wire ball which encloses him, an engineer in a Munich museum demonstration remains unperturbed. The so-called “Faraday’s cage” protects its passenger even though he’s in the midst of a powerful electrostatic field. The electricity spreads […]
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Eye-Movement Glasses
Eye-Movement Glasses An extra pair of eyes seems to sprout beneath the cheekbones of a person using a new visual aid. The effect comes from inclined transparent mirrors attached to a pair of glassless spectacles. With the tool an observer can watch a reader’s eye movements and discover the reasons for retarded reading rate or […]
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Novel Blueprint Lamp Shade For Den or Workshop
Novel Blueprint Lamp Shade For Den or Workshop An old blueprint, perhaps of your own house, makes an attractive lamp-shade covering for a man’s den or workshop. Use the type of shade that has the top and bottom loops fastened together with corner wires. Strip off the old shade, use it for a pattern and […]
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A TRANS-ATLANTIC VIEW OF EUROPE'S 1954 MODELS
FORD introduces a new Anglia in England for '54, below. It has 4 cylinders, unitized body, gas tank in rear fender AUSTIN offers a new two-door sedan, left. It is just over 11 feet long, four feet less than the shortest U.S. car, and is built for economy. Its engine is an overhead-valve four
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Elaborate Mechanism Works and Works to Do Nothing Well
Elaborate Mechanism Works and Works to Do Nothing Well We all know someone who works harder doing nothing than most of us work doing something, but we can’t possibly know anything that works harder at nothing than a machine built by a California hobbyist. The machine has over 700 working parts that rotate, twist, oscillate […]
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A Portfolio of Ageless Cars
By Arthur R. Railton, Automotive Editor Color photographs by Don Honick IN THE EIGHT PAGES which follow, Popular Mechanics salutes the Classics among the Classics—12 American automobiles chosen as the finest produced in that golden era defined as the period from 1925 to 1942. Ranked in the order of their selection, the Classics are portrayed here in true color by Popular Mechanics photographs and sketches. The roll of honor: 1. Duesenberg 1931-J Roadster-Murphy. 2. Duesenberg 1931-J Victoria-Rollston. 3. Lincoln 1932-KB Phaeton Dual Cowl. 4. Packard 1929 Sport Phaeton. 5. Pierce Arrow 1933 Silver Arrow V12.
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Don't Lose a Man's Thermos
I’m not sure what’s going on here. Did he kill his wife over a thermos? Or just beat her? Or did he yell at her, then SHE beat him? Is that why he has a shiner? Or did the cops do that? This ad leaves so much unexplained. I think I’ll email this to Aladdin […]
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