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Tobacco Stained Teeth Instantly Whitened New Safe Way
No need now for yellow, discolored, spotted, tobacco-stained teeth. Bleachodent Combination costs just a few cents and removes unsightly stains in three minutes at home. Leaves teeth white, lustrous, clean and flashing. Recommended everywhere as quicker, surer, safer than old-fashioned scouring methods which injured the enamel.
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A Water-Driven Ferris Wheel for the Camp
By D. R. VAN HORN THE chief merit of the amusement device shown in the drawing is the fact that it will give the users alternate sun and water baths as long as they wish and without effort on their part. Because of this wholesome fun and the simplicity of design the wheel is a desirable addition to any summer camp situated on a stream with sufficient current to operate it.
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TOWER OF REVOLVING FLOORS FOR PARKING AUTOMOBILES
TOWER OF REVOLVING FLOORS FOR PARKING AUTOMOBILES As a solution to the automobile parking problem, an Ohio inventor offers a circular steel garage “tower,” consisting of a number of revolving stories arranged one above the other and each affording space for several cars, which are to be raised to position by an outside elevator. He […]
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One Dollar — for underwear satisfaction
TO GET the most for your money in athletic underwear, follow these rules: Pay One Dollar—no more. Look for the Topkis label Comfort? You'll hardly know you have Topkis on! Roomy all over; especially legs and arm-holes. Topkis fits! Good fabrics. Sound tailoring. Topkis wears and wears.
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Training Recruits for Ranks of Labor
Skilled Craftsmen and Sound Citizens Result from Vocational Instruction of Students Preparing for Careers in Industry COMBINING the best features of old-time apprenticeship systems with the most modern methods of vocational education, trades schools are attempting to meet the wide demand of industries by developing enthusiastic students into full-fledged artisans possessing both practical and mental training. As many as 4,600 pupils attend a single trades school in a mid-western city, where they prepare for careers of productive labor, equipped with full knowledge and practical experience in such callings as carpentry, cabinetmaking, pattern work.
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GIANT SAXOPHONE IS SO LARGE PLAYER STANDS ON LADDER
GIANT SAXOPHONE IS SO LARGE PLAYER STANDS ON LADDER Weighing 500 pounds and modeled accurately after smaller instruments, a huge saxophone was displayed not long ago in California. Securely bracketed to the outside of the manufacturer’s shop, the giant instrument formed an impressive advertising display, and to emphasize its tremendous proportions, a young woman who […]
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"QUESTION SHOP" GIVES ANSWER TO ANY TELEPHONED QUERY
What they don’t mention is that the fellow in the picture is named Marcus Googlethorpe. “QUESTION SHOP” GIVES ANSWER TO ANY TELEPHONED QUERY Offering to answer any reasonable question telephoned to its office, a firm dealing in general information is said to have set up business in New York City. Subscribers to the service are […]
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SHOP WORK with a CARNES ARTIFICIAL ARM
FOR nearly ten years a Carnes Artificial Arm has kept Mr. Pahhe Yazze of Lawrence, Kan., on the payroll as a draftsman and machinist at a good salary. Thousands of other mechanics, artisans, office workers, farmers and laborers owe their independence to this improved arm.
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FISHING IN THE OCEAN WITH HORSE AND WAGON
FISHING IN THE OCEAN WITH HORSE AND WAGON One of the most unusual methods of catching ocean fish is said to have been developed in New England. While the use of huge nets a few miles from shore is common, this particular trap is different because of the fact that all the conveying of workmen […]
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Blind Spots in Radio Mystify Science
WHAT is the mysterious force that makes certain spots on the earth's surface apparently impervious to radio messages? Although about fifty of these "dead" gaps have been charted in North America, and its coastwise waters, no one has found the cause for the "blind" pockets. One of the largest dead gaps is just south of Hudson bay in Canada; another is over the ocean off Atlantic City, while a third is supposed to be in the vicinity of Camden, N. J. Neither does Mexico offer an entirely uninterrupted path to the wireless waves, for somewhere south of that country's capital a blind spot has been found in the air, and further north, on the border of Texas, there is a gap that defies passage of the wireless.
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POLICE IN BULLET-PROOF CARS PRACTICE SHOOTING TARGET
POLICE IN BULLET-PROOF CARS PRACTICE SHOOTING TARGET To perfect their marksmanship, the Philadelphia patrolmen assigned to duty with a fleet of fast, bullet-proof automobiles, have been practicing shooting at a target while the cars are in motion. The machines have been assigned to patrol duty as a precaution against criminals who also employ high-powered machines.
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LIGHT RAYS PRESERVE FOOD AND VITALIZE SEED
A method of preserving foods and fruit juices which many believe will do away with most cooking, pasteurizing, refrigeration and the use of chemicals for this purpose has been invented by Dr. N. H. Hazeldine, of Los Angeles. "Solar vitalzing," the name given to the process, is accomplished simply by leaving any perishable article a certain length of time beneath a sheet of specially constructed glass and then putting it into airtight containers. Oils and dry materials may be left in open containers.
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MUSIC IS USED BY SURGEONS TO EASE OPERATIONS
MUSIC IS USED BY SURGEONS TO EASE OPERATIONS Music has been found of value in surgical operations to ease patients during and after the administration of ether. Melodies are supplied by a phonograph, or instrumental selections are rendered by an artist. Several demonstrations have been made at a Brooklyn, N. Y., hospital.
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RUBBER SUIT KEEPS MOTORIST DRY AND COMFORTABLE
It’s been a while since you needed a full body rubber suit to drive comfortably… RUBBER SUIT KEEPS MOTORIST DRY AND COMFORTABLE For the protection of motorists and others in case of storm, a waterproof, overall suit has been manufactured that can be slipped on or off in a few seconds, has no bothersome buttons, […]
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GARAGE BUILT OF AUTO TAGS IS PROOF AGAINST RUST
GARAGE BUILT OF AUTO TAGS IS PROOF AGAINST RUST Tightly sheathed on roof and sides with unused automobile license tags, a serviceable garage, seventeen feet square and ten feet high, with space for two cars has been built in Denver, Colo. The tags’ were obtained from a surplus of 22,000 left over in the office […]
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$78,800 Offered by Industries for Ideas
Nationally Known Industries Co-operate to Awaken Inventive Genius of Country EVERYONE has inventive ability because every man, woman and child at some time or other has ideas which they put to practical use to save time, abolish drudgery or to add to their own happiness. But, because of lack of appreciation of their value, many such ideas lie unused and forgotten to the loss both of the inventor and humanity to whom they might have proved of inestimable value.
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Sixteen-Tube Set Serves Restaurant Patrons
Sixteen-Tube Set Serves Restaurant Patrons Warren H. Keates, of Philadelphia, is the proud possessor of a real radio set, which he perfected and built himself. The set has 16 tubes, and has a receiving range of 7,000 miles. Getting such stations as 2LO, London; 2ZY, Manchester; the Eiffel Tower, Paris; Brussels, or even Rio de […]
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Ma Bell Ad: The Road to Home
Though written faithfully, his letters from home seemed to have had a way of arriving at his hotel in one city just after he had left for the next —and of never catching up. Three weeks passed—business conferences, long night journeyings on sleepers, more conferences—with all too little news from home. Then he turned eastward. In his hotel room in Chicago he still seemed a long way from that fireside in a New York suburb. He reached for the telephone—asked for his home number.
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Time and Money-Saving Tools for Women's Workshop in Home
When Garments Become Shiny, a Little Roller Set with Many Needles, Run over the Cloth, Gives It a New Nap Below: Tray and Rack for Silver Protect Tablecloth and Provide Receptacle for Ashes Without Marring the Woodwork or Drilling Holes, a Strong Steel Rubber-Tipped Clamp that Holds a Trapeze, Gymnasium Rings or Swing for the Children Can Be Set Up in a Few Moments in any Doorway; Below Is a Novel Duck-Shaped Bag for Carrying the Bathing Suit
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Hair-Drying Attachment for Fan
Drying the hair with an electric drier is a quick and convenient method, but not every one cares to buy one for such occasional use. Where some other electrical appliances such as a fan is at hand, an attachment can easily be made for it, that will serve the purpose. The attachment consists essentially of a cone-shaped piece of sheet metal such as brass, to which a rubber tube with a nozzle is attached, as shown.
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AUTO DISPENSES MUSIC FROM AUTOMATIC PLAYER
AUTO DISPENSES MUSIC FROM AUTOMATIC PLAYER Fitted into a specially designed automobile, a self-playing musical instrument with a tone somewhat like an air calliope, has attracted attention in the west. Played with a keyboard, by hand or with an ordinary piano-player roll, it furnished music that could be heard nearly a mile. The device occupies […]
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BAMBOO ORCHESTRA TONES VIE WITH "JAZZ"
BAMBOO ORCHESTRA TONES VIE WITH “JAZZ” Tones said to rival the notes produced by the modern metal saxophone are blown by members of a Manila orchestra on their bamboo instruments. Variations in the length and diameter of the pipes of the saxophones cause different tones and some of the players have devised crude stops to […]
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Ad: Hair Growing Hat
No matter how thin your hair may be, this remarkable new scientific invention is absolutely guaranteed to give you a brand new growth of hair in 30 days—or it costs you nothing. Don't send a cent. Just mail coupon below. By ALOIS MERKE Founder of Famous Merke Institute, Fifth Ave., N, Y. I HAVE perfected a new invention that I absolutely guarantee will give you a new head of hair in only 30 days—or the trial costs you nothing. This new invention—the result of an experience gained in treating thousands of cases of baldness—is in the form of a new kind of hat. It is worn on the head just 10 minutes a day. No unnecessary fuss of any kind. Just put the hat on your head. Wear it 10 minutes. And that's all there is to it.
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Gambling with Death on the Speedway
Auto Racing Kings Risk Lives through Love of Game and with Scant Hopes of Fame or Financial Reward STORMING down the long straightaway on a sun-baked oval, skidding into steeply banked curves and flashing past cheering crowds in a throbbing, roaring creation of steel and rubber, may seem like sport to the casual spectator at an automobile race, but it is the hardest kind of work to the drivers. Also, it serves a practical purpose to the ordinary motor-car owner—the man in the street—for the speedway has ever been the laboratory in which the latest designs of the engineers are submitted to a fiery ordeal before being submitted to the critical public.
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Distinctive Costumes for Outdoor Play and the Season's Odd Fads and Fancies
Straight Skirt and Slip-over Jacket Give Stylish Lines to This Knitted Sport Suit Effectively Worn with Light Straw Hat with Scarf Trimming Soft Felt Hat of Tan with Brown and Gold Side Ornament Completes the Sport Costume
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MOUNT EVEREST ASCENT TO BE ATTEMPTED AGAIN
I think this might be the expedition in which George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared. MOUNT EVEREST ASCENT TO BE ATTEMPTED AGAIN Like aviators who ascend extreme altitudes, mountain climbers often wear special clothing, protectors for the face and eyes, and carry supplies of oxygen to breathe in the rare atmosphere. The height to which […]
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Latest Fads, Fancies and Novelties to Be Found in the World of Radio
The Dentist's Chair Has Lost Its Terrors for This Little Chap, Who Forgets the Ache of His Tooth When He Clamps on the Head Phones A Real Radio Fan; the Set Is Tuned by Opening and Closing the Leaf Coils Parisiennes May Now Enjoy Radio Programs While Strolling along the Boulevards, by Using the Umbrella Set Devised by a Paris Inventor
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Expand Your Chest with THE PSYCHO-EXPANDER
NEW Lung Developer Makes "Deep Breathing" EASY! Increase Your CHEST EXPANSION One Inch in Five Days Develops Neck, Chest, and Shoulders to Striking Beauty Automatic Resistance Gives GREAT LUNG POWER— Perfect "Breath Control"
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Selling Happiness by the Pound
Modern Carnivals Carry Mechanical, Joy-Making Devices to Hundreds of Towns Every Week in Steel Trains JOY is sold by the pound throughout the summer and fall by carnivals and traveling amusement expositions in every village, town and city, the length and breadth of the United States and Canada. Happiness is dispensed by them with a consistency akin to that shown by any great business enterprise. Scores of mechanical entertaining devices, thrill- giving rides, glittering midways of "wonders, curiosities and strange people from the four corners of the earth," and miles of bunting are by no means a matter of chance even if they do appear as though summoned by a magician's wand. All of these things are the result of organized effort and are available at fixed prices which vary literally according to the weight of the shipment required by any community. A few years ago forty-one carnivals were touring the country.
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CAMEL TRAINS OF ARMY SPAN HISTORIC PASS
That’s a lot of camels! CAMEL TRAINS OF ARMY SPAN HISTORIC PASS Modern military operations in the rugged mountain fastnesses of Afghanistan are battles against the forces of nature as well as clashes between men. In recent uprisings there, supplies for the British troops were convened to the historic Khyber Pass on long camel trains […]
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