MI-stoppers (Sep, 1953)


SHARP TIMEKEEPER is this knife-blade-thin watch exhibited recently at an International Timepiece Show in gay Paris. The manufacturer claims that watch is thin enough to cut meat.

STILTED WORKER, left, is no drawback to the Hugh R. Dodge Company in Detroit which puts insulation on ceilings. Stilts eliminate scaffolds. save time. Crew of 12 uses them proficiently.

SERPENTONE. Italian for “big snake” is this odd-shaped, 17th-century wood instrument exhibited in Milan recently. It is part of collection belonging to amateur lute builder, Natale Gallini.

FLOATING FRYING PAN holds ham and eggs in mid-air. Secret is opposing magnetic fields which raise and lower 18-inch diameter aluminum pan. Made by DeForest’s Training Inc., Chicago, Ill.

  1. Xander says: February 16, 200912:11 am

    Exactly HOW do magnetic fields have any effect on an aluminum frying pan??
    Cast Iron maybe?

  2. revpj says: February 16, 200912:50 am

    Think very strong eddy currents. Levitating an aluminum disk is possible. A cast-iron pan would probably just stick to the levitation coils.

  3. Toronto says: February 16, 20092:42 am

    I always thought that would make a great punk guitarist’s name – Eddie Currents. Maybe his band could be The Levitating Pans.

  4. StanFlouride says: February 16, 20099:56 am

    Today that watch would be confiscated by the TSA before the flight to Paris. But that’s okay, we’re safer now. Right?

  5. Myles says: February 16, 20092:39 pm

    Worst marketing idea ever – “Thin Enought to Cut Meat!” Is this really the solution watch buyers are looking for?

  6. Rick Auricchio says: February 16, 20096:58 pm

    Now appearing, Eddie Current and the Magnets!

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