By R. J. DE CRISTOFORO THIS doorway harp will produce a merry melody at the front entrance to your home every time someone enters or leaves. One friend remarked that it should serve as an excellent deterrent to salesmen, since its sounds would distract them long enough for you to shut the door!- Be that as it may, the harp never fails to prompt a "Who's playing the guitar?" from visitors, and is a good ice-breaker when welcoming guests.
• For more complete information on any of the inventions shown here, you may order copies of each original patent by sending your request with the patent number to Commissioner of Patents. Department of Commerce, Washington 25, D. C. Enclose 25c in cash for each patent. Racing Booster Jets. These swivelling nozzles, jetting engine exhaust gas backward and laterally (opposing centrifugal force on curves) will boost racing-car power up to 10%, says the inventor. Patent No. 2,724,450, Reinhold G. Kamps, Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt, Germany (Assignor to Daimler-Benz, A.G., Stuttgart-Unterturkheim, Germany).
Fold-up Spare Tire TAKING up a space of only about 6 x 10 x 14 inches when folded, this collapsible spare tire is just about glove-compartment size. Developer and manufacturer is The Gates Rubber Company, Dept. SM, 999 S. Broadway, Denver 17, Colo. The compact spare is quickly slipped over a wheel rim after the [...]
WHAT could science possibly know about your beard that you don't already know? Surely, your knowledge of how to shave that beard—gained from long and painful experience—would be more accurate than any theories scientists might have on whisker cutting. Or would it? The chances are, you might find (as we did) that a little study on the subject of beards, can produce much more comfortable shaves. It also makes a fine topic for conversation with the boys in the back room when the poker game lags. There is even, for instance, a correct technical name for the science of shaving. They call it pogonotomy, whether it's done by carving whiskers off with lather and a blade razor, or chopping them off dry with an electric razor. We'll discuss both methods, starting with the lather-and-slice routine.
This would be awesome in one of those iPod dancing silhouette ads. Headwork in the Garden THE chic hat Paul Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., wears while gardening may not keep off the iun, but it will bring in all local radio stations. The one-tube radio headset operates on two dry cells to enable him to [...]
FREIGHT space, refrigerated bodies, and enough heft to roll over in a crash and come up running, are what the designers of these automotive candidates in S&M's Better Car Design series want in their cars. Yet plainly they want them in a variety of shapes and sizes. With this installment, Science and Mechanics continues the series on reader car designs inaugurated with the simply conceived Shay 150 (Aug. '56 S&M) and carried on with the unorthodox Chemobile (Oct., '56 S&M).
Cut Hair with Your Electric Shaver With the Electric Shaver Haircutting Guide anyone owning a Remington, Schick or Norelco shaver can give a good haircut. Made of metal, the wire guide has an overall length of eight inches and a width of three inches. In use, the shaver is inserted in the adaptor which holds [...]
ANY costume party, parade or trip in a space ship will be a real pleasure for the young live wire in your family when he is clad in this bizarre suit (Fig. 1). The dimensions in the drawing will make a suit that fits the average seven to ten year old, but vary the size to fit the child who will wear it. Completed suit has a one-piece head and body, two arms and two legs. Prepare the body box first (Fig. 2), cutting out the bottom completely. ' In the top cut a hole slightly smaller than the head box (by about 1/4 in. each way). Cut arm holes in each side.