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Radio Amateurs Get Tower Clubhouse
CONVERTED into an up-to-date radio station, an old stone observatory at Manchester, N. H., now serves a threefold purpose. As a public facility of the city, its short-wave outfit has been turned over to amateur radio enthusiasts, who have formed a club to share its use.
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Jumbo Suit Case Shows Size of Sedan's Luggage Space
Jumbo Suit Case Shows Size of Sedan’s Luggage Space To SHOW dramatically the size of the luggage compartment in their sedans, the Hudson Motor Car Company built the jumbo “suit case” being eyed with evident dismay by the porter at the right. Nearly hiding the car, it has the same capacity as the car’s trunk […]
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FROM PLAY JOBS TO REAL JOBS
Vocational Training from Kindergarten to High School Fits Students To Follow Careers in Industry By ANDREW R. BOONE IN A schoolroom at Burbank, Calif., seven - year - old youngsters build a dummy transport plane. One of the boys occupies the pilot's cabin, a little girl stands at the door taking tickets, and others play the parts of passengers. Near-by, junior high-school students rebuild in miniature the Lockheed Aircraft Company's main plant; while others construct a map showing Southern California's mountains and airports. In Los Angeles, boys and girls of high-school age, and older, engage in fifty-one trades at the Frank Wiggins Trade School, putting on the finishing touches which prepare them to take real jobs in industry.
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College Course Helps Janitors Brush Up
Those are some well-dressed janitors. College Course Helps Janitors Brush Up A COLLEGE course for school janitors is a novel addition to the curriculum of Teacher’s College, Columbia University, in New York City. Given under the supervision of Dr. Henry H. Linn, once a janitor himself and now superintendent of grounds and buildings at the […]
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Face Net Protects Boat Racer
I’m not really sure what wearing a net over your head would protect you from… Face Net Protects Boat Racer To protect the faces of outboard-motor boat-racing pilots from possible injuries in spills, Mike Rogowski, Detroit, Mich., Outboard Association official, devised the protective cord face net pictured below.
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Scenes In Miniature
Hints on constructing small dioramas for home decorations, window displays, and advertising or educational purposes By HERBERT LOZIER IF YOU were able to visit the New York World's Fair, you must have been impressed by the lavish use throughout the entire exhibition of large and small dioramas or miniature scenes. In almost every building these have been used to portray outstanding events, methods of manufacture, historic places, and all kinds of information in vivid, colorful, three-dimensional form.
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Kaleidoscope Paints Television Screen
Kaleidoscope Paints Television Screen Kaleidoscope pictures have gone on the air. Just as musical selections fill interludes in sound broadcasting, the eye-pleasing patterns of light entertain “lookers-in” between television features from the National Broadcasting Company’s station W2XBS. To transform a kaleidoscope from a child’s plaything into a scientific novelty of 1940, engineers first photograph a […]
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Odd Driving Tests
SEEK THE CAUSES OF AUTO ACCIDENTS WHAT are the real causes of automobile accidents? In an attempt to shed further light on this complex problem, the Center for Safety Education of New York University, in coöperation with the State Motor Vehicle Bureau and the Greater New York Safety Council, recently inaugurated an elaborate series of special tests for volunteer groups of metropolitan drivers.
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Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer
Cyclist Takes Bed Along in Homemade Trailer TOWING his sleeping quarters behind him in a compact trailer, an eighteen-year-old cyclist of Menominee, Mich., recently traveled nearly 1,200 miles to Boston, Mass., economically and comfortably. Post cards that he sold to curious spectators paid for his supplies during the fourteen-day journey. Streamline in shape, the sturdy […]
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Kaleidoscope Paints Television Screen
Kaleidoscope Paints Television Screen Kaleidoscope pictures have gone on the air. Just as musical selections fill interludes in sound broadcasting, the eye-pleasing patterns of light entertain “lookers-in” between television features from the National Broadcasting Company’s station W2XBS. To transform a kaleidoscope from a child’s plaything into a scientific novelty of 1940, engineers first photograph a […]
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Fish "Talks" on Radio
Fish “Talks” on Radio A talking catfish startled listeners to a recent broadcast from a New York City radio station. When removed from his tank in the Staten Island, N. Y., zoo, the conversational catfish, a native of the Amazon region of South America, made curious sounds into the studio microphone as part of a […]
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Odd Service Brings Movies to Patients
Because there is nothing more American than making a profit off the sick! Odd Service Brings Movies to Patients A WOMAN invalid’s desire to see movies of the New York World’s Fair suggested a popular and profitable service to a New York motion-picture operator. Now he brings his projector to bedridden patients, entertaining them with […]
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Lightweight, Transparent Rain Suit for Golfers
It looks like she is defying God to strike her dead with a lightning bolt. Lightweight, Transparent Rain Suit for Golfers Protection from rain, without noticeable weight or interference with the wearer’s freedom of movement, is afforded golfers by a transparent rain suit. The suit consists of a long-sleeved jacket and trousers.
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ILLUMINATING Band Uniforms and Batons
AT NIGHT performances, the Willoughby, Ohio, High School band arouses much favorable comment by the spectacular use of illuminated batons and uniforms. Stadium or auditorium lights are turned out, and the band-uniform lamps and illuminated batons instantly turned on. The light display, with the music, provides an impressive spectacle. Miniature electric lamps and batteries of the flash-light type make the stunt possible, and any band can duplicate the effect without difficulty.
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Suitcase Is Emergency Crib
Suitcase Is Emergency Crib Unable to bring a baby’s cot aboard a war-refugee ship from the Mediterranean island of Malta, an ingenious mother converted a suitcase into a combination bed and carriage for her four-month-old son. The illustration above shows them packed for the trip, with the baby watching the view through an improvised window. […]
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Multiple Electric Vibrator Massages the Scalp
Multiple Electric Vibrator Massages the Scalp FOUR hundred and eighty artificial fingers give the scalp a gentle and beneficial massage, in a multiple electric vibrator just introduced. Light in weight, the appliance may easily be self-manipulated as at left, with the aid of two convenient hand grips, while four vibrating disks do their work in […]
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Ultra-Sophisticated Bombing Simulator
“Tricycle” Trains Army Bombers Perched on an odd three-wheeled framework of metal tubing, a U. S. Army pilot and his bombardier are pictured above at Riverside, Calif., getting in some ground bombing practice with an electrical machine said to simulate actual bombing conditions. A falling plumb bob plays the role of a bomb. Note that […]
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Red Ryder: Be a Cowboy
You’ll shoot your eye out! Be a Cowboy Get this new 1000-shot Red Ryder Carbine Write for FREE New Catalog Carry this genuine Cowboy Style Carbine-Daisy’s new RED RYDER CARBINE featuring: 16″ Leather Saddle Thong on genuine Western CARBINE RING! Golden Bands! Red Ryder BRAND on Pistol Grip Stock! 1000-Shot Repeater! Lightning-Loader Device! $2.95at Dealers. […]
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Tree Serves as Cellar
Tree Serves as Cellar Maintaining a temperature between forty and fifty degrees F. the year ’round, the hollow trunk of a huge maple tree serves as a fruit-storage cellar for a Redmond, Wash., family. The tree cellar has room for 400 quart fruit jars.
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Intricate "What-Is-It" Gathers Cushion Data
This looks like it should be in a Dr. Seuss book. Intricate “What-Is-It” Gathers Cushion Data NO, it’s not a car of the future; nor the past either. The strange-looking contraption in which the young woman seems to be going for a drive is designed to gather information for engineers. Installed at the University of […]
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