EAR NOISES? (Feb, 1948)
The ELMO Co? Do they tickle the noise away?
If you suffer from those miserable ear noises and are Hard of Hearing due to catarrh of the head, write us NOW for proof of the good results our simple home treatment has accomplished for a great many people. NOTHING TO WEAR. Many past 70 report ear noises gone and hearing fine. Send NOW for proof and 30 days trial offer.
THE ELMO CO., Dept 1243, Davenport, Iowa
Amazing Computer Called MRS (Dec, 1958)
Wow! This was a stunningly advanced computer for the time. I think it would give HAL a run for his money.
A temperamental MRS computer doesn’t always follow instructionsâ€”and self-programs a surprise that only another computer could understand
By Hugh B. Brous, JR.
FIRST OFF, let me tell you that the MRS is no off-the-shelf commercial computer. MRS stands for Multipurpose Research System, and we designed and built the whole works ourselves at the Research Institute. Consequently, we can blame only ourselves for the design features that led to all the troubles. Everyone on the staff still feels that the basic concepts are sound but we unanimously agree that some changes will have to be made before MRS can be a dependable computer system.
MRS is a well-built hunk of hardware with just about everything a computerman could want. She’s got microprograming, built-in compiling routines, half a billion words of high-speed memory, a basic pulse rate of a micromicrosecond, and fantastically fast input-output scanners that work with a whole printed page at a time.
Miniature Cars are Practical (Feb, 1935)
I really wish people still drove around in these. I certainly would pay extra for a pizza delivered by a little kid wearing a cap, driving tiny car.
Miniature Cars are Practical
CHEAP and serviceable, this little car has attained much favor in England. It goes only 15 miles an hour, but can be driven by a child, and is obviously easy to maneuver and park. Weight, 200 pounds; balloon tires, 12-inch diameter. It is cheap to run â€”and taxes (based on power) are very low. It is even used for sales display as a miniature of larger cars, with bodies on a reduced scale. In spite of a juvenile appearance, it is quite serviceable for commercial and individual use. Control is by a single pedal.
Ad: Miscellaneous goodies and gadgets (Jan, 1933)
A cool ad for miscellaneous goodies and gadgets from the JOHNSON SMITH & CO.
Giant sized version so you can actually read the text.
BOYS! THROW YOUR VOICE
BOY AMATEUR ELECTRICIAN 10c
GOOD LUCK RING
Kansas Girl Genius Operates Television-Radio Station (Jun, 1936)
Yeah, well, she’s pretty smart, for a girl.
Kansas Girl Genius Operates Television-Radio Station
CONQUERING fields in which very few men have ventured eighteen-year-old Eleanor Thomas of Kansas City, Mo., is assistant engineer of Television station W9XBY. Finding the life on a college campus too prosaic Miss Thomas, a mathematical genius for a girl, decided to leave and enter an engineering school.
Throughout the course the young woman excelled in her studies and upon her graduation she was appointed to the position she now holds. She is the youngest member of her sex ever to pass the difficult examinations for a first class operator’s license from the Federal Communications Commission.