You are familiar with teleprinter service which delivers a typed message, by wire, at high speed. Now this useful service takes to the air on a person-to-person basis, and is spanning the Atlantic Ocean by radio! This new achievement, called TEX, was developed by RCA engineers and European experts. Its heart is an amazing machine that thinks in code, detects errors which may have come from fading or static —and automatically insists on a correction!
The "Double Duty" Dandy of them all! Carries 8 big people in comfort... handles half a ton of freight with ease, thanks to "Stowaway" center seat and "Flat-Deck," one level cargo space. Just Look... 1. It's got more flat carrying area than any other station wagon in its class. Simply remove rear seatâ€”no tools required.
An ingenious new aid, the Electro-Braille Communicator, makes it possible for the first time for anyone to "talk" with a person who is totally blind and deaf. You just tap out a message on its keyboard, arranged in standard typewriter sequence. Six moving pins in a small receiver instantly translate each letter into the corresponding raised character of the Braille alphabet. By holding a finger on the receiver, the "listener" reads the words. If he is able to speak normally, he can thus carry on a conversation. Others can signify, at least, that they have understood a message.
ELECTRONICS is now making train reservations at New York's busy Pennsylvania Station. And the new semi-automatic system gets your space in 45 secondsâ€”the old method sometimes took 45 minutes. The big saving in time is made by eliminating all direct contact between the ticket seller and the file clerk who actually assigns train space. This clerk now receives teletype requests only for space known to be available, and need not waste time in looking up vacant space and then relaying this information to the ticket seller. The Intelex, developed by International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., is already being used on the Pennsylvania's New York-Chicago trains. By next year it will handle all reservations.
Larger TV screens are featured in most current telesets, with 14- to 19-inch tubes getting the biggest play. General Electric promises a 24-inch set for this fall, and Du Mont is showing the giant 30-incher above. It's the largest direct-view set to date, has 536 square inch picture area, and is suitable for restaurants, clubs, schools, and other public places.
This new three-speed transmission gives a bicycle as many forward gears as an automobile. Made by the New Departure division of General Motors, it is designed to fit any bike having a New Departure coaster brake and can be installed in 20 minutes.
By Joseph Costa, Chief Photographer, N.Y. Sunday Mirror Magazine, and Chairman of the Board National Press Photographers Association. A veteran cameraman tells how he takes pictures that spice the headlines. YOU may recall that sensational case in Ohio in the late 'Twentiesâ€”the trial of Professor James Snook for the love-affair murder of Theora Hix, one of his students. I'll never forget it, for I learned then that a photograph can sometimes perform a public service.
This is pretty cool. Of course now you can do this much better and in real-time with even the cheapest PC. Neon Lamp Traces Sound Wave’s Picture That’s a sound wave you see in the picture above. Here demonstrating how an acoustic lens focuses sound from a horn, the wave was made visible with the [...]
Glare in the rear-view mirror from the headlights of the car behind is cleverly avoided by the mirror above. Front and back surfaces of the mirror are not quite parallel; in section, the mirror is slightly wedge-shaped. For daytime, bright-reflection use, the mirror is set so that you See the bright image that bounces off its silvered rear surface in the conventional way.
For some reason this makes me feel dirty… Harness to Hold Roasting Fowl Fastened around a chicken or turkey by means of hooks that latch into rings, this roasting accessory holds the wings and legs close to the bodv of the fowl and allows the bird to be turned readily as it is cooked. The [...]
THE man in the White House took delivery the other day of a specially built seven-passenger Lincoln convertible with disappearing steps on which Secret Service men ride like footmen. Last of 10 cars built for Mr. Truman, his family, and distinguished visitors, it has a 145-inch wheel-base compared with 125 on the Lincoln Cosmopolitan. It has an over-all length of 20 feet compared with the standard 18-1/2.
Mine Detector Diagnoses Cows The man in the white coat above doesn’t think that Bossy has a Tellermine in her cud, but he is checking to see if she’s munched a nail, screw, or bit of barbed wire. Because cows sometimes eat metal objects that cause sickness, British vets use mine detectors along with their [...]
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Lighter Puffs Cigarette for You Insert a cigarette into the new Draw-Matic car lighter, push the surrounding ring in, and in a few seconds the ring pops back to deliver a well-lighted cigarette. The first few puffs needed to give a sure, even light are supplied by the device itself, which is linked to the [...]
Yes, built natures way, out of um… tree bark and coyote dung, just like our sutures. Incidentally they are referring to a hernia. You can actually still buy trusses and amazingly it seems that the Web Truss Co. is still in business in Hagerstown, MD. RUPTURE RELIEF…OR YOUR MONEY BACK A simple … sturdy truss [...]
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