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Mar, 1948
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Feb, 1949
Freeze as You Please
BY FITTING both a home freezer and a refrigerator into one cabinet, and then making one compressor operate two cooling systems, General Electric engineers have put something new on the icebox market. The combination, labeled Model NH-8, is only 30 inches wide and 63 inches high, but its top section is a 1.5-cubic-foot freezer section, and its refrigerator compartment has a volume of 6.7 cubic feet. Each section has its "own door and temperature control, and each works independently. Frequent opening of the refrigerator puts no load on the freezer, which ordinarily is opened only a few times a day for access to frozen foods or ice cubes.
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Use Those Extra Asbestos Shingles
Who ever heard of the shingling job that ended in a perfect tie between the number bought and the number needed? Whether you like it or not, part of that last bundle will be left over. But you certainly ought to like it, because left-over shingles—both asbestos and asphalt—have countless uses around the house. A few are illustrated here, and you will think of others. Both types are good for friction uses, but stick to asbestos for jobs that call for heat resistance.— B. Halpern, Jackson Heights, N. Y.
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Famous BANNER Fireworks
OH-BOY! Don't be disappointed. Get the best for your money. Famous Banner Fireworks have all the ZIP. BOOM, BANG you expect of fireworks. This year several new creations have been added. You'll thrill to every last piece in this BIG BARGAIN ASSORTMENT.
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Tool Kit Fits Pocket
It’s like a crappy Swiss Army Knife. Tool Kit Fits Pocket. Here’s a collection of handy small tools that you can carry in a pocket, all of them made of high-carbon cutlery steel. A product of Tool-master, of New York, the kit includes a screwdriver, awl or ice pick, bottle opener, corkscrew, hammer or ice […]
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A NEW SKIN
He Got It Quickly At Home This New Simple Way Thousands like him, including girls and older men and women, who suffered humiliation and lack of success in business and affairs of the heart, because of a bad looking skin, can now rejoice over this good news. A new way has been found anyone can do at home, for removing that blemished or old looking external layer on the skin called the epidermis, easily, and often in a few days time.
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Seconds Split a Million Ways
Measuring the split flashes of time that are microseconds makes possible many modern miracles of science. By Carl Dreher IT TOOK you about one second, or 1,000,-000 microseconds, to read the title of this article. On that basis one microsecond may seem short enough to satisfy everyone, but to the modern electronics engineer it is a fairly long time. Describing a new electronic gadget, its inventor informs us that each dial division corresponds to 0.0132 microseconds; in other words, he is measuring down to a ten-thousandth of a millionth of a second. That's slicing it rather fine, but if it is worth a few dollars to you, you can buy a pulse generator that will deliver bursts of power adjustable down to 0.1 microsecond. You can order it from an advertisement-nothing special about it—plug it into a wall socket like an electric iron, and you're a member of the microsecond-splitting fraternity yourself. It's economical to operate, too—consumes only 40 watts.
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HAVE THRILLING RACES AT HOME!
How did they make a record where the outcome couldn’t be predicted? HAVE THRILLING RACES AT HOME! Great fun for every occasion!! Start this record on any phonograph and NO ONE CAN TELL THE WINNING HORSE—Not Even the Owner! Has all the thrills and sound effects of BIGTIME racing! Comes complete with scoring sheet. Send […]
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Mask Heats Face
Mask Heats Face With this electric mask you can relax while heat therapy is applied to your face. A product of Progressive Enterprises, of Los Angeles, the mask is intended to relieve sinus pain, and for use where heat is prescribed for head colds, facial neuralgia, and migraine headaches. Made to fit the contours of […]
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Apple's Flavor Squeezed into New Delicacies
How scientists solved the problem of the apple's lost flavor and then captured its essence in a bottle. By John P. Arnold IF YOU must have your apple a day, you can now enjoy it in a variety of forms. A new method of extracting pure apple essence from the fresh fruit has brought the flavor and aroma of the ripened Mcintosh or Red Delicious to candies, ice cream, soda pop, gelatin desserts, and many other homemade and commercial products. And if current experiments are any indication, you'll soon be able to chew your apple in chewing gum, inhale it in cigarettes, smell it in perfume, or enjoy its taste in apple-flavored medicines.
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The Merriam-Webster Book of Synonyms
Isn’t this called a thesaurus? The Merriam-Webster Book of Synonyms helps you use the right word in the right place WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY OF SYNONYMS clarifies distinctions between Synonyms, giving their Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words, explains differences in their shades of meaning, and illustrates usage. Prepared by the famous Merriam-Webster editorial staff. Alphabetical listing […]
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Rockets Lay Phone Lines
SIGNAL Corps linemen are adding rockets to their tool kits. The fiery missiles pull telephone wire from a new type of dispenser across streams, ravines, and other obstacles. One man, equipped with the dispenser, a few rockets, and a field telephone, can now set up communications in rough terrain faster than a large crew using conventional methods. The new wire dispenser was developed from a model used during the war. With it. the wire-laying rocket may be fired without a launcher. The rocket is set off in the original cardboard packing case, which is placed in a wedge-shaped hole dug in the ground. Even when fired in this manner, the rocket will carry wire as much as 150 yards.
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Rock-A-By Razor
Rock-A-By Razor This nonelectric razor gives you a dry shave when you hold it against the skin and rock it gently back and forth. Its two blades, explains the British manufacturer, cut the whiskers by a scissors movement. At the same time the guard sharpens the blades, and is said to give them a life […]
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Amazing New Squeeze Bottle
You Squeeze It. Bottles that you can squeeze are among the latest things to hit the market. But instead of glass, they’re made of flexible plastic and won’t break. The one shown here was molded by Plax Corporation, of Hartford, Conn., and it’s used as a powder container, a hole in the stopper allowing the […]
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Blow, Pedestrian, Blow
Blow, Pedestrian, Blow Much has been written about careless driving and traffic hazards in Los Angeles, but Hilton Tupman, of that city, has done something about it. Carrying his six-pound pedestrian horn, shown above, he honks his way across streets, warning over-eager motorists that even the lowly foot-traveler has some rights. The tank holds air […]
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Radio Robot Squirts Out 3 a Minute
Radio Robot Squirts Out 3 a Minute A COMPLETE radio set every 20 seconds is the production goal of this new British automatic machine known as ECME (Electronic Circuit Making Equipment). Nearing completion at the research laboratories of Sargrove Electronics, Ltd., this automaton uses the sprayed-circuit technique to do the jobs of a double line […]
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READ THE HAMSTER MANUAL
READ THE HAMSTER MANUAL The most complete guide book on the successful breeding and raising of Syrian Golden Hamsters. Tells all about this new, fast growing, profitable and interesting hobby industry. Reveals all the secrets of the largest breeder of these delightfully profitable pets and laboratory animals. 34 Chapters chuck-full of information gleaned from actual […]
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