“THEM DAYS ARE GONE FOREVER!” (Feb, 1951)

“THEM DAYS ARE GONE FOREVER!”

Yep, there was a time when you could buy a sirloin steak for fifteen cents!

DEARIE, if you remember when a steak smothered with onions cost you a fast fifteen cents, when horses pulled fire engines and women laced themselves into ulcer-making corsets, then you’re much older than we are—hut not by much!

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Garden Dirigibles Eclipse Old Type of Chimney Sweep (Jul, 1929)

Garden Dirigibles Eclipse Old Type of Chimney Sweep

DAYS of the old chimney sweep who wormed his way up or down a grimy flue are fast waning. This giant vacuum cleaner, shown at left, is one of the reasons why. It takes soot from the furnace, pipes and chimney by suction.

After it has finished its cleaning, the air is permitted to escape and the bag fastened to the truck and carted off to the next job. It carries the dirt away with it.

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THE MYSTERY OF TEMPERATURE (Feb, 1909)

THE MYSTERY OF TEMPERATURE

By Dr. Charles Floyd Burrows

WHAT is a person’s normal temperature?—is a question often asked of every physician.

When the answer 98.6° F. is given to the query, very few people understand the physiological significance of this fact, or how a degree of systemic heat is maintained during health, within such narrow limits, that their bodies have an even temperature the coldest day in winter or the hottest day in summer with an exactness of adjustment that is not obtainable in warming or cooling their homes with the most up-to-date heating and refrigerating apparatus.

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Phonograph Records Teach Parrots to Talk in One Week (Sep, 1931)

I want to see a parrot opera. Modern parrots seem to prefer dubstep or K-Pop.

Phonograph Records Teach Parrots to Talk in One Week

PETER JENSEN, a veteran bird trainer at the Luna Park zoo, Los Angeles, has simplified the task of teaching parrots to talk.

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Magic Carpet on the Water (Aug, 1956)

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.

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21-Foot Motor Boat Resembling Pontoon Starts Long Pacific Journey (Feb, 1931)

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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Vibrator for Grid Players (Jan, 1930)

Vibrator for Grid Players

SOME university football coaches are using electric vibrator devices to aid in conditioning their players. The vibrator machine aids in eliminating superfluous flesh.

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THE MANUFACTURE OF FINE MIRRORS (Jun, 1917)

THE MANUFACTURE OF FINE MIRRORS

A Trade That Is Near to an Art When milady stops before the crystal of her dresser, she doubtless does not realize the time, patience, and skill that has been put into the manufacture of this perfect image-maker.

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LEARN TO DRAW RACIST CARICATURE (Feb, 1909)

LEARN TO DRAW

By mail at home or in our Resident School. Men and women artists earn good salaries at easy work. Individual, practical instruction. We guarantee proficiency or money refunded. Positions assured. Illustrating, Cartooning, Commercial Designing:, Mechanical, Architectural, and Sheet Metal Pattern Drafting taught by instructors trained in Europe and America. Advisory Board approves lessons. Test work sent free to find out your needs and probable success. Tell course wanted.

Acme School of Drawing, 1272 S. St., Kalamazoo, Mich.

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Police Play Motor-Cycle Leapfrog (Oct, 1937)

Police Play Motor-Cycle Leapfrog

Playing leapfrog over a speeding motor cycle was the daring stunt performed by English police at a recent exhibition in London. Facing an oncoming motor cycle, the jumper spread his legs and vaulted over.

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