Heavily Armored Police Car Is Immune To Bandit Bullets (May, 1935)

Heavily Armored Police Car Is Immune To Bandit Bullets

IT WOULD take the most daring bandit in the world to put a bullet through the new armored car built by an American manufacturer for police work in a foreign country— for in doing so, he would have to let the auto run over him and shoot up through the floorboards. In other words, the automobile is entirely bullet-proof.

The whole body is covered with a sheet of bullet-proof steel; the windows are of inch-thick, shatter-proof glass with rubber lined gun ports on the front, sides and rear.

Spurs for Fighting Off Men (Jan, 1956)

THREE-WAY SPURS. Italian, are not for spurring on but for fighting off: model demonstrates.

Putting color to work in computers. (Sep, 1979)

This computer has the same display resolution as a single Mac OSX icon.

Putting color to work in computers.

Computers that present a wealth of confusing information serve only to slow the information process. At ISC. we use color graphics as a highly-effective communications medium. Why color? Research has shown that color conveys information more quickly and effectively than any other visual method. Thus, when compared to black and white a color CRT display results in faster, more accurate user response. And that means faster decisions from the ultimate processor, the human brain.

The Age of Color (Oct, 1938)

The Age of Color

THE world is spending millions for color today and, as a result, is rapidly changing from a dull, drab sphere into a gay and cheerful place garbed in all the hues of the rainbow.

America alone is using about $50,000,000 worth of dyes a year. These dye-stuffs sell, or help to sell, six or seven billion dollars’ worth of merchandise annually because, to a great extent, we buy what pleases the eye.

Snipers in Camouflage Nets Difficult for Invaders to Spot (Feb, 1941)

This guy doesn’t look camouflaged, he looks trapped.

Snipers in Camouflage Nets Difficult for Invaders to Spot
England’s army includes a trained corps of snipers to help impede the progress of attackers. Besides being an expert marksman, a sniper must know many tricks of camouflage, one of which involves covering himself completely with a large-mesh net that effectively conceals him under certain conditions.

Stick Substitutes For Table (Sep, 1939)

Stick Substitutes For Table
A WORKMAN’S desire for comfort during his lunch hour is responsible for this novel picnic stick, which is a good substitute for a table. Instead of eating out of a dinner pail, the diner takes his food off a plate which is attached at a convenient height to the stick by means of a clip. A smaller plate, attached higher up by the same method, holds sugar, salt and a bottle of ketchup. Another one, lower down, contains pie and cheese. Other plates may be added if the diner wishes a heartier meal.

How a Skyscraper Window Washer Faces Death (Sep, 1934)

How a Skyscraper Window Washer Faces Death


HAILED as supermen, stunt artists are paid fabulous sums to risk their necks for a thrill-hungry public; yet their most hair-raising feats are duplicated every day by the daring men who clean the windows of the nation’s towering skyscrapers.

Perched at dizzy heights on window ledges barely wide enough to afford a toehold, the aces of the window brigade put circus acrobats and parachute jumpers to shame. For there is no margin of error—no nets or parachutes to break a possible fall. An error in judgment, a slip of the life belt and the window cleaner has signed his own death warrant. Below him there is nothing but a yawning city canyon—a square of concrete pavement to land and die on.

Milk Spray Aids Sun Tan (May, 1938)

Milk Spray Aids Sun Tan
Bathers at Willow Lake, near Glendale, Calif., have adopted mass-production methods to speed up the process of acquiring coveted coats of sun tan. They employ a motor-driven atomizer to apply a newly developed milk spray, which is said to protect the skin from unaccustomed exposure to the sun’s rays and to help prevent burning- and peeling.

heroes must not lisp! (Dec, 1930)

heroes must not lisp!
“My thweet” lisped from the screen would mar the star’s romantic appeal. But that is something you don’t hear in the theatres which have Western Electric talking picture equipment.

To reproduce the letter ‘S’ was but one of many difficulties in the way of giving you talking pictures at their best. Western Electric was able to solve these problems by reason of its 50 years’ experience in making Bell telephones and other voice transmission apparatus.

All over this country, and indeed the world, a discriminating public flocks to Western Electric equipped theatres — one more proof of this company’s leadership in sound.

Western Electric
Makers of your Bell Telephone and leaders in tke development of Sound Transmission

The “NOSE-TEST” will tell you the plain truth about ANTI-FREEZE (Dec, 1934)

The “NOSE-TEST” will tell you the plain truth about ANTI-FREEZE

From the standpoint of evaporation there are two kinds of anti-freeze—the kind that boils away and the kind that does not boil away. There is no middle ground. Some boil-away antifreezes, however, have been “treated” to “decrease evaporation,” and many car owners may get the impression that such products are all-Winter, one-shot, non-evaporating anti-freeze. Such an impression would be wrong. For such anti-freezes boil off rapidly when the engine is operating at high speed. An easy way to make sure that you get an all-Winter, one-shot product is by the lack of odor. Eveready Prestone is absolutely odorless—all boil-away anti-freezes, on the other hand, have a noticeable odor.