“A ballplayer and his Louisville Slugger are like a man and his dog —INSEPARABLE PALS”— says Joe DiMaggio, Famous Yankee home run slugger and A.L. Champion last season.
Glass — a New Textile
Glass, the magical material, is playing a new drama with glamour that is more fascinating than the tricks played by that ancient Asiatic magician, Aladdin.
By A. N. MIRZAOFF
WHEN that clever French statesman, Colbert, stole the secrets of Venetian glass makers, to make his France the center of world arts and industries, he little realized that, a couple of centuries later, the gleaming beauty of glass, which was then restricted to the manufacture of goblets and carafes, would be serving a hundred and one purposes in almost every industry to which the 20th Century man is heir.
This reminds me of a crazy Russian film I posted to YouTube a few years ago. It’s all about what appears to be an entire town complete with school, resort and television factory to cater to the blind. It all looks rather futuristic and amazing and has the feel of propaganda but I have no idea what it says because the entire film is narrated in French.
Blind Men Make Radios
THE world’s most unusual radio factory is in operation in New York City where 304 blind men build radio sets on a production scale. Every operation is performed by them, even to soldering, and it seems that these men make fewer mistakes and do a better job than workers not handicapped with a loss of sight.
NEW on the ROAD
De-icing Fluid clears sleet and frost from your windshield. You just squeeze the flexible Bakelite atomizer and the liquid is forced out in a fine spray. It turns frost into slush which your windshield wiper can quickly clear away. Birma Mfg. Company, Buffalo 14, New York.
The key to a good electric tractor is to sup-supply the current.
THE Soviet Union increasingly widens the application of electric power to agriculture. The large network of electric power stations has made it possible to use electricity in running tractors, and other agricultural machines.
The photo shows an electric caterpillar tractor. Above the tractor cabin is mounted a drum for the cable that sup-supplies the current.
“Ask to see the Wm. Bolles Self-Filling and Non-Leakable Fountain Pen”
The “Wm. Bolles” Self-Filling and Non-Leakable Fountain Pen
This is the only-pen combining the self-filling and non-leak-able features. If your dealer does not handle same, order direct from factory.
The Wm Bolles Co.
106 Jefferson Av.
It Fills Itself
Apparently James Nevin Miller liked to recycle.
Outwitting the Plant Smugglers
Sometimes the smuggling of plants is innocently intended—the “law breakers” never giving a thought to the dangerous pests they might bring into the country with the fruit, plants or vegetables. On the other hand, some plant smuggling is done because of the money such contraband brings.
WHY THROW SAFETY BLADES AWAY?
OLD BLADES MADE NEW and ready for SMOOTH shaving INSTANTLY by the
PERFECTION STROPPING OUTFIT
Always ready for use—Cannot wear out—Stropper is nickel steel — strop is finest horsehide. Made especially for Wafer Blades. Makes one set do the work of 12. Outfit complete sent prepaid upon receipt of $1. Money Order. Stropper alone 35c, silver or Money Order.
Rudolph Hardware Co., Dept. L, Smithfield St., Pittsburg, Pa.
Did they give this picture to an intern and say “Here, you have five minutes, write something!”? Because a quarter of the “article” is composed of the owner’s name and genealogy and the headline is just the first half of a proverb that has nothing to do with the piece.
Or maybe the Pinkham’s of Swamscott, Mass were notorious hypocrites, and an editor at Mechanics and Handicraft had been spurned by good old Lydia when she married that Gove bastard…
People Who Live in Glass Houses
Homes, with walls mostly of glass, are products of the new trend throughout the United States, and now, Miss Lydia Pinkham Gove, 48-year-old granddaughter of the late Lydia E. Pinkham, is building one in Swampscott, Mass., at a cost estimated between $20,000 and $25,000. (See sketch at the left.)