I don’t suppose anyone from Spokane knows if this is still there? “Pigeonhole” Parking Lot Four times as many cars are parked in a Spokane, Wash., parking lot with a rampless garage in which cars are delivered to parking stalls by elevator. The customer drives up to a receiving stall. A platform reaches out, lifts [...]
Portable Neon Sign Going the sandwich sign one better, a portable neon sign is the newest idea in advertising in Tokyo. The sign, powered by a small battery, will remain lighted for several hours.
Checkers for the Invalid Checkers or chess can be played by invalids and blind persons with slotted boards that hold the pieces in place. Each square is numbered with raised numerals so the blind can identify them. The black pieces have one flattened side for identification by touch. The key slots hold the pieces in [...]
This is a pretty cool looking vehicle. Mobile Broadcasting Booth Radio reporters and commentators view news events at firsthand from the weatherproof press box built on a truck chassis for the Columbia Broadcasting System. As many as four commentators can broadcast simultaneously from the observation platform at the rear of the truck. The Plexiglas windows [...]
Yes, now you too can cook eggs on a flying disk! Look! It’s Flying Disks Again! PARIS has its flying saucer, but it is called “The Magic Plate.” It is a two-pound aluminum disk that floats in air without apparent support. It moves up and down. It rotates. It lifts an ornate chandelier with bulbs [...]
Jens Olsen, a little Danish craftsman â€” you'd have taken him for Santa Claus -â€” died before he finished the incredible task he set for himself. His countrymen have completed his life's work for himâ€” By Kai Norredam LATE THIS YEAR a new clock will start ticking away in the old Town Hall at Copenhagen, Denmark. It is not an ordinary clock, for this is a timepiece built for eternity, a mechanism that will keep an accurate record of the time throughout the solar system, a clock we expect to tick away for three or four thousand years. The maze of gears and shafts in our clock is so accurate that the pointer showing the eclipses of the sun and moon makes one revolution in precisely 6798.36152 days!