A Curious Industry (Sep, 1936)
I like that in the same paragraph they write “it is so completely impossible to grasp the basis for the weird ideas and beliefs” they also write “Religion is practiced as it was, originally, thousands and thousands of years ago.”. It implies that Hindu beliefs are weird, yet the second sentence would bring howls of dirision from Young Earth Creationists, who’s ideas are of course perfectly normal.
A Curious Industry
Buffalo chips once served as fuel in this country. Cow dung has many uses — besides that of a fertilizer — in the Far East.
SOME of the most peculiar customs in the world originate in India, where beliefs and religions have flourished from ancient times, without any change from contact with the civilization of the rest of the world. To the average traveller, India presents a glamorous and fascinating study, inasmuch as it is so completely impossible to grasp the basis for the weird ideas and beliefs which are firmly fastened in the Oriental mind.
21 foot, 12-Passenger Station Wagon (Mar, 1954)
While it makes a certain sense for the president of a company that makes hearses to drive a station wagon I really wish he’d drove a tricked out hearse.
There’s Lots of Station Wagon in this 21-foot, 12-passenger job in which rear-seat occupants ride sitting backwards. Seats and walls are covered with two-tone leather. The carpeting is inch-thick, turquoise wool chenille. The car is air-conditioned, and recessed in one wall is a completely fitted beverage cabinet.
Blind Men Make Radios (Oct, 1937)
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.
Electric Tractors (Sep, 1936)
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.