Magic Carpet on the Water
A NIFTY new device for seashore capers is the Water Skipper, a veritable magic carpet that will skim the surface at speeds up to 35 mph.
One operator and passenger can ride the small, sturdy and maneuverable boat. Constructed of marine plywood, the Skipper is four feet wide, seven feet long and seven inches thick.
21-Foot Motor Boat Resembling Pontoon Starts Long Pacific Journey
LONE trip from Santa Monica, Cal., to Honolulu in a novel boat built to resemble the pontoon of a well-known seaplane is the adventurous project of William Burgess, shown below with his unique craft. The boat is built of airplane plywood, and is controlled by an airplane type rudder, of which two-thirds of its area is above water. When Burgess is sleeping the craft will proceed under robot control. Forty m.p.h, is the estimated top speed of the Miss Ionia, as it is named.
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NEW THRILLS FROM WINGED BICYCLE
Part, at least, of the thrill of gliding can be had by bicycle riders whose machines are equipped with wings and tailpiece. This glider outfit is the invention of Harry T. Nelson, Dallas, Texas, World War flyer. It consists of small wings and a tailpiece that, he says, can be readily attached to any bicycle.
Chemical Engineering for Home Experimenters
By RAYMOND B. WAILES
HOW would you like to transform your home laboratory into a miniature factory for obtaining useful products from minerals, with yourself as its amateur chemical engineer? You can roast ores to obtain important metals, convert plain-looking stones into sparkling white crystals, operate a rotating kiln, and magically separate wanted minerals from unwanted ones by a flotation process.
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Builds Remote Control Lawn Mower Device
Attaching two electric – motors, an old paint can, a wooden mixing bowl from a kitchen, sundry gears, wires and drive belts to a regulation lawn mower, Alvin Lodge, an unemployed mechanical engineer of Millersville, Pa., constructed a device that enables him to mow his lawn by remote control. As rigged up for its trial run, the mower successfully operated along a cable guide for a distance of 100 feet from the stationary control box shown being manipulated by the inventor.