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Jul, 1948
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Oct, 1948
This Horn Fish "Swallows" Your Cigarette Ashes
Appropriately dubbed a horn fish, this novel desk ornament is made almost entirely from a cow's horn. Its gaping mouth can be used as an ash tray or to hold paper clips. The mouth is formed by sawing the end of the horn as indicated and the waste piece is saved for the dorsal fin and the tail.
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Camera Takes "Movies" on Standard Cut Film
"Movies" you can carry in your pocket and show without a projector are taken by a special camera that uses cut film and has no shutter. While posing for the picture, the subject can move and act just as he would for a movie camera. The camera is coupled to speed lights that fire 180 flashes a minute. Each flash produces an exposure. The film is transported automatically between flashes so that 42 separate negatives
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Make this Cut-Out FREE... on the amazing SYNCRO
1. PASTE GIRL ON WOOD 2. SAW AROUND GIRL 3. RESULT—a realistic photo "cut-out" suitable for mantel, desk, dresser use, or as "gift". Now you can enjoy a FREE PERSONAL TRIAL on SYNCRO'S new, improved jig saw—so SAFE small children can use—so powerful, versatile, it's the handiest fun or profit tool for any home or home workshop! DO THIS NOW- Paste "Miss Syncro" (or snapshot of yourself, family, sweetheart) on a piece of 1/4" plywood, or 1/2" softwood—take it to your hardware store that displays SYNCRO—present Free Trial Coupon.
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TELEVISION TODAY
A—Two-unit experimental portable television receiver gets a tryout on the beach at Steeplechase Park, Coney Island. Intended for use at picnics, beaches or on boats where power lines are not available, this set is operated with a separate portable power unit which may be seen behind the receiver. The 3-in. screen is located at upper right in the TV set. All controls are simplified and mounted on the front panel within .easy reach of the operator. Both units are housed in neat sheet-metal carrying cases
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Mobile Power Plant
GAS-TURBINE power plants on rails have been conceived by Allis-Chalmers engineers as emergency units to be used when power plants fail or disaster disables transmission lines. Still in the blueprint stage, the turbine generators mounted on railway trucks for rapid movement will be built in 3000 and 6000-kilowatt units, to operate as a sole source of electric power or to be synchronized with an existing power system.
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A Century of Railroads on Parade
OLD AND NEW fashions in American railroads are on exhibit at Chicago's lake front in a Railroad Fair celebrating 100 years of railroading in the Middle West. Pioneer locomotives with steam up run alongside the newest steam and Diesel-electric trains, while some cars yet unbuilt are shown in mockup form.
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Spring-Arm Phone Holder Leaves Both Hands Free
Spring-Arm Phone Holder Leaves Both Hands Free Holding the telephone ready for use, a “third hand” of flexible steel leaves both the operator’s hands free to take notes during phone conversations. The spring arm holds the receiver to the ear and can be adjusted to the height and position of the user. The third hand […]
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Chain Prevents Dropping Shaver
Chain Prevents Dropping Shaver To prevent dropping and possible damaging of an electric shaver, a razor guard with chain attached is available. The guard is secured by removing one of the screws from the case and replacing it with a longer screw furnished with the guard. A loop on the end of the chain is […]
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Miniature Racer Zips Track at 124 Miles an Hour
Flashing around a miniature track, a tiny racing car recently set a world speed record of 123.98 miles an hour. The car is a new model, manufactured and sold complete except for the engine. The bottom pan is a one-piece aluminum casting and the racer has an over-all length of almost 16 inches, a wheelbase of 10-1/2 inches and a tread of 6-1/8 inches. The top, which is detachable to expose the engine, is made of plastic.
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Original Hollywood Wolf Whistle
Original Hollywood Wolf Whistle You, too, can become a Hollywood Wolf. Give the wolf call and make other weird noises with the original HOLLYWOOD WOLF WHISTLE on your car. Precision made. Works off the intake manifold. Easily installed in 15 minutes. Works in trucks, motorcycles, motor boats, outboard motors, too. Guaranteed. If your dealer cannot […]
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JETS LOOK FOR JOBS
WHAT we want," the public-utilities official stated, "is an auxiliary engine that will help our construction trucks and trailers climb up into the mountains. The loaded vehicles weigh 33 tons and right now we grind along at six miles per hour. We want to get up those grades at 45 miles per hour." The Aerojet engineer thumbed his slide rule for a moment and grinned. "We have just the thing," he commented. "Five hundred horsepower in a package 18 inches square. How's that? Turn the auxiliary power on at the foot of the grade and cruise along as fast as you want. Only trouble is, you can't afford it. At $2.50 per gallon, fuel will cost about $1200 per trip."
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CARTOONING - Taught by 9 Professionals
CARTOONING – Taught by 9 Professionals A new idea in cartooning schools —45 lessons by NINE Famous Professionals:—Boltinoff, Lariar, Nofziger, Roir, Ross, Roth, Salo, Schus and Wolfe. Over 2,000 instruction Drawings! Course includes: Comic Strips, Magazine, Sport, Politicals, Animals, Advertising, Book Illustration, CUTE GIRLS, etc. Your homework criticized by all 9 famous teachers. 2 years […]
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Automatic "Prodder" Keeps Driver Awake
Automatic “Prodder” Keeps Driver Awake Falling asleep at the wheel is just about impossible when an automatic “prodder” is worn by the driver. The prodder consists of an alertness indicator developed at Tufts College of Psychology. The driver wears a headband containing electrodes that measure alertness. When drowsiness sets in and sleep threatens, the electrodes […]
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"Splashketball"
“Splashketball” Among the latest sports in swimming pools is “splashketball,” a rough-and-tumble game that combines water polo with basketball. Teams of four men each attempt by swimming, jumping and splashing to put the ball through a movable basket. The basket is attached to the goalie by a life preserver, and goalies are allowed to move […]
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EUROPEAN CARS
EUROPEAN CARS Resembling U. S. cars, the Italian Alfa Romeo convertible has top speed of 100 m.p.h. It costs $7000 French Renault (above and below) has four-cylinder engine in rear; carries four persons, and costs $1264 Above, Holland’s first postwar car, the Gatso, has a plastic top and duralumin body. It is built mostly of […]
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Cafeteria GAS STATION
Cafeteria GAS STATION Service is only as good as the driver makes it at some of the new serve-your-self gas stations in California, but the motorist saves four or five cents per gallon of gas. Top, one of few attendants is at grease rack, where metered outlets show amount of grease used. Top right, at […]
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Pint-Size Tractor Has Gas Engine
This looks damn fun. Also I love the fact that it uses a washing machine engine. I want a gas powered washer! Pint-Size Tractor Has Gas Engine Driving his own gasoline-engine tractor, three-year-old Gus Dobert of Nashville, Tenn., is the envy of youngsters of his neighborhood. Made by his father, a machinist, the small tractor […]
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Stage Your PUBLICITY SHOT
By RICHARD W. EMERY COMPETITION in the sale of publicity shots is keen and it takes more than just luck to sell an editor. The successful free-lance photographer knows that a good publicity shot must be built around a basic idea that will attract a great amount of attention. If not, his work will never see print. The basic idea may be to entertain, instruct or arouse curiosity, or its purpose may be to kindle a desire to possess something, to go somewhere or to do some particular thing. There are many reasons for planning setup shots. Advanced planning enables you to create a picture in which the basic idea is presented forcefully and in such a manner that the picture completely tells a story or strongly conveys one thought.
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"Airborne" Chickens Roost in Glider Nose
“Airborne” Chickens Roost in Glider Nose Something their designers never anticipated was that the noses of wartime gliders make excellent chicken houses. English users have found they are dry, draftproof and that the original windows provide sufficient light. Costing only a fraction as much as conventional chicken houses, they are eight by nine feet across […]
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