TV Set Has Chairside Control This new RCA Victor projection-type television set features a remote-control box that lets you adjust brightness and contrast without leaving your chair. Usually available in the past only as custom equipment, the unit, with its connecting cord, permits continual adjustment of these controls from up to 25 feet from the [...]
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Machine Vends Roasted Coffee When you get your coffee out of this machine, you’re sure it’s freshâ€”roasted right before your eyes while you wait. The Infra Roast holds 150 pounds of green coffee and dispenses it, freshly roasted, at the rate of a pound a minute. The coffee goes first into a cylinder oven (see [...]
Paul Bunyan Comes to Life VISITORS to the 1949 Railroad Fair in Chicago can have a heart-to-heart chat with Paul Bunyan, legendary super-lumberjack of the North Woods. A complex array of microphones, sound-recorders, speakers, electric motors, and gears enables the giant figure to talk with passers-by and answer their questions. Sitting down, Paul towers 23 [...]
DINE AT a new drive-in restaurant in Los Angeles and your food will come rolling out on a powered tray and stop at your car window. It's the world's first automatic "car-hop" and forerunner of others planned for California. The restaurant employs no car-hops, yet speeds service from 20 to 25 percent while saving 25 percent on labor costs, according to its owners. The patron drives into a stall and comes to a stop headed in toward the kitchen.
Here in 2007 we are spoiled by all of the standard features we get with our cars. You know little things like starting our car with the key instead of doing it Flintstones style. Back in 1949 this was a feature worthy of it’s own ad blurb: Nerve center of Plymouth convenience is the new [...]
Plastic Makes Strong TV Cabinet Seven men demonstrate the strength of this new all-plastic cabinet for a console television set by standing on it. The cabinet is molded in a single, 35-lb. piece by a huge shell-case press originally built for the Russian Government. Molded Products Corp., Chicago, produces it for a new 10-in.-screen Admiral [...]
Who needs seat belts when we could just stick rubber balls on every protrusion in the car? Everyone knows, you can’t get hurt by slamming into something flat. Ball Protects Children Knobs or handles on the dash can give youngsters a bad bump on sudden stops. Sponge-rubber balls fitted over the protruding parts reduce this [...]
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Helmet Helps Smog Study The lady under this plastic headpiece is getting a dose of smog, made up of smoke and fog. Photoelectric cells attached to glassless goggles record blinks due to eye irritation. She reads a book to produce uniform reactions. The test is part of a study being made by Stanford Research Institute [...]
How Bowling Pinsetters Work – Howstuffworks.com Machine Speeds Pin Setting Pin setting is speeded by a new electric machine that completes the operation without supervision. As soon as the pin boy pulls a lever, he can moce to an adjoining alley without waiting to lower the machine and set the pins. Loading is made easier [...]
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