What’s New in AVIATION (Feb, 1947)

What’s New in AVIATION

P-51 GETS A BOOST. When the Army recently experimented on a Mustang fighter (above), it installed two ram-let engines on its wing tips. The jets don’t start working until the P-51 hits 350 m.p.h.

“Petrified Lightning” Is Formed by Catching Man-Made Bolts in Sand (Jun, 1942)

“Petrified Lightning” Is Formed by Catching Man-Made Bolts in Sand
By CATCHING bolts of artificial lightning in a pail of sand, Westinghouse engineers duplicate one of nature’s rarest phenomena.

Smiling Dan The High-Diving Man (Apr, 1940)

Smiling Dan The High-Diving Man

CAN you manipulate Diving Dan so that he will hit directly in the center of the tub when he does his spectacular high dive? There is fun for youngsters and amusement even for oldsters in this novel toy, which requires skill to operate with the greatest degree of success.



The lens-hawks of the press risk life and limb to bring you those front-page pictures .

REPORTS FROM the Korean war zone of the reporters and press photographers killed or wounded in action frame as no surprise to anyone who has followed the remarkable development of on-the-spot journalism in the past twenty years.

Finger wrenches for hard-to-hold nuts (Aug, 1960)

Finger wrenches for hard-to-hold nuts

Ever wish your finger were a wrench when you have to hold tiny nuts and bolt heads in hard-to-reach places? That’s exactly what it becomes when you slip on one of these fingertip hex wrenches. The tiny wrenches come in four sizes— 5/32″, 3/16″, 7/32″, and 1/4″-and sell for $2.50 a set from Value Village, P.O. Box 501, Buffalo, 5, N.Y. They have split collars that can be adjusted to fit any finger size.

Lifeboat Has Invisible Crew (May, 1952)

Lifeboat Has Invisible Crew

FAR OUT AT SEA an Air Force plane crashes. Search planes head over the area, and the survivors are spotted in the water. Then an amazing series of electronic miracles begins.

From the rescue plane drops a lifeboat shaped like a fat cigar. A stabilizing fin on the stern keeps it level until a parachute opens.

GARDEN OF EDEN (Feb, 1951)


The exciting eyes of lovely Eden Hartford have been called a mirror of the “eternal feminine”

LOVELY Eden Hartford looks more like a languorous Eve than the Eden her mother named her. And like Eve, the eternal feminine, Eden becomes decorative in many poses and many guises. That quality is what started the young lady—she’s still only 20—on a professional career a little over a year ago.

Mental Demons (Apr, 1917)

Mental Demons

Are They Holding You Back?

Does a host of mental demons bar your path to success? Do you feel yourself incapable to meet important situations? Do you lack the power to make people recognize you—to make others see things your way — to compel people to listen to you? Are you weak in a crisis?



BY taking this test, you tan measure your sex knowledge. Check whether the answer to each statement should be True or False. Compare your answers with the correct answers below. Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer and add the results. Your final score is your S.Q.

Jewelry from the Scrap Pile (Mar, 1950)

Jewelry from the Scrap Pile

Relying strongly on a fusion type alloy, a Cleveland man turns discarded pieces of metal into fast selling jewelry that is both durable and beautiful.

Photographs by Paul

Considine Don Dilley likes to amuse his friends when they drop in at his home in Shaker Heights, Ohio, by taking them back to his one-man factory in the kitchen, and making them a piece of costume jewelry in three minutes flat.