in this 21-foot, 12-passenger job in which rear-seat occupants ride sitting backwards. Seats and walls are covered with two-tone leather. The carpeting is inch-thick, turquoise wool chenille. The car is air-conditioned, and recessed in one wall is a completely fitted beverage cabinet.
Ever Wanted to See what goes on inside a moving escalator? The management of Rich’s Store for Men, Atlanta, Ga., thought their customers did—and here’s the result. During a general alteration in the store, the moving and other parts of the Westinghouse electric stairway were painted different colors, and the opaque side walls replaced by [...]
Tail of “Hot” Suit Serves as Entrance A TECHNICIAN puts Oil this plastic protective suit by crawling into it through its fat “tail, ” which is connected to a port in the door. Used in radioactive areas at the Hanford plutonium factory, it stays inflated because air pressure inside the “hot” room is lower than [...]
The world would be healthier, wealthier and wiser, say AEC scientists, discussing President's daring proposal to United Nations. editor's note: President Eisenhower's dramatic proposal to the United A at ions that a world pool of fissionable materials he created for peaceful purposes had no greater appeal to any hearts and minds than those of nuclear scientists. Popular Science Monthly invited some of them, on the staff of the Atomic Energy-Commission's labs at Brookhaven, N. Y., to tell yon what they think of the plan's potentialities. Their discussion, recorded on magnetic tape, is transcribed here. The various speakers are: William A. Higinbotham, Harry Palevsky, Drs. Clarke Williams, Marvin Fox and Charles P. Baker, physicists; Mrs. Beth Baker, a chemist; and Wesley S. Griswold, of PSM's editorial staff.
I guess it’s better then being a jock tester. Whacks on Head Test Helmet Sledge-hammer blows are dealt this man by a 13-pound pendulum to find out how much protection a helmet gives a pilot or football player. Instruments measure force of the blows. Result: better-built helmets.
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DIG those beasts! And those home-brewed wagons with chromed jet-assist, or with magenta upholstery as tender as a baby. In thousands of U.S. garages, men who want something different are hammering metal into new shapes. The inspiration and skill vary enormously, but every car mirrors somebody's impulse to create something new.
Garage Door Tells Time An eight-foot clock decorates the garage door on the home of Clifford Cattell of Adrian, Mich. He says raising the door doesn’t interfere with the wooden works. Yes, he’s a clock designer by trade.
C. P. Hornung stalks the rare and early birds of motordom and draws their portraits. By George H. Waltz Jr. AMERICANS scarcely knew one bird from another, unless they were edible, until John James Audubon painted their portraits, exact to the tiniest speckled feather. Now a whole generation of car-loving Americans is getting acquainted with the gaudy and gleaming automobiles of the pastâ€”some of them very rare birds indeedâ€”because a modern Audubon is drawing painstakingly authentic pictures of them. Clarence P. Hornung of New York City, whose gallery of America's earliest cars already includes 75 portraits, didn't take up the hobby that has become his booming business until 1949. Until then he was an industrial artist and specialist in creating trademarks and package designs.
Sharp reintroduced this idea last year with the Dual View, an LCD that allows two viewers to see different images depending on their viewing angle. Though frankly I think the glasses make this one look much cooler. Even the dog has a pair. Two-Headed TV Set Displays Two Different Shows at Once Two people can [...]
Auxiliary Accelerator LEFT FOOT PEDAL Auxiliary Accelerator Left Foot Gas Pedal makes driving a pleasure. Permits you to relax, and use left or right foot with equal ease. Fits all cars, either clutch or automatic drive. Guaranteed for Life of Car on Which Originally Installed Price $6.95 Delivered to You Order from R. V. LEHNER, [...]
Built to be seen but not sold, they are the banners in front of this year's automotive circuses. BONNEVILLE SPECIAL Built for speed, this Pontine racer has knock-off hub caps and safety belt for driver. It is one of 11 rein forced-plastic cars pictured on this and the two following pages. Stylists' pipe dreams, they were socked into form largely for exhibition at auto shows. You couldn't buy one for a million dollars. They are not for sale.
“Dear John, I’m leaving you, here’s a toilet seat to remember me by”. Dear John DECORATE YOUR TOILET SEAT 12 Colorful Designs. Brighten up your bathroom. Designs for any home. Modern, Circus, Farm House, His & Hers, and many others. Apply these designs yourself-easy as decalsâ€”on all 4 sides of your toilet seat Water and [...]
I go for a TALL man Wishing won’t make you TALLER . .. but “ELEVATORS” will! In these wonderful height-increasing shoes you grow almost 2 inches the instant you put them on. The Original and Genuine ELEVATORS* Height-Increasing Shoes “Your Personal Pedestal” *Trade Mark of Stone-Tarlow Co., Inc. No one will ever guess your hidden [...]
Make posted a few articles on solar furnaces yesterday. (link, link) Here’s a companion peice from 1954 with a few that get up to 8,000 degrees F. I particularly like the solar cigarette lighter on page two. Sun Furnace Goes to Work A man-made inferno tries out materials for jet and rocket enginesâ€”and shows one [...]