How Nylon Yarn is Made
NYLON, silk’s young but overwhelming rival, is spun out of air, water and coal. The drawings at the right take the raw materials through the process that chemists worked out in the 1930s to produce the tough, lustrous thread.
About 90 percent of this yarn is used today in the manufacture of women’s stockings. The first nylon hosiery appeared in the stores on May 15, 1940; to date, the supply has never equaled the demand. During the war all nylon yarn was allocated to the armed services, largely for use in the manufacture of parachutes. Du Pont now plans to deliver up to 23,000,000 pounds of the thread annually, enough to make 450,000,000 pairs of women’s stockings.
As many as 32 pairs of nylon stockings are knit simultaneously on machines 40 feet long. Gauge, or sheerness, is determined by the number of needles per inch and a half on the knitting needle barâ€”51 needles make a 51-gauge stocking.
Uncle Sam’s School for Sailors
WHEN you march through the main gate of the Naval Training Station at San Diego, Calif., as a raw recruit you leave the land behind. You will spend two months learning to be a sailor before you are assigned to the battle fleet but even though you are still on dry land, things are a lot like they are at sea.
In a couple of days you will know that a floor is really a deck and you’ll not make the mistake of calling a bulkhead a wall. You will ask whether the smoking lamp is lit instead of whether you may smoke and you will be telling time by ship’s bells instead of by hours.
I Will SHOW YOU HOW TO TURN Potatoes into CASH!
START YOU in a Profitable Potato Chip Business At Home
THE invention of a marvelous new machine throws the big potato-chip market wide open again. Even if your community is being supplied with old fashioned chips, I’ll show you how to step in and grab the market, rake the profits into your own pocket. You simply manufacture and sell to stores at wholesaleâ€”let stores sell for you. I furnish complete plant and exact instructions formaking profits the first day.
“GREASELESS” Potato Chips Made by New Machine
Think of it â€”for the first timeâ€” a Potato Chip from which all excess oil has been extracted by my new “wringer”. Look better, taste better, stay fresh longer. No wonder the public is crazy about this new kind of chip. No wonder my operators are having such big success, even with no experience.
The profits in this business are enormous. You can take $11.50 in raw material â€” run It through the machine and take out enough chips to bring you $35 cashâ€”selling at wholesale. A clear profit for your time of $23.50. And that’s one day’s output for the machine. At this rate it is possible for a man and wife working together to make $135.00 a week. And now the complete plantâ€”with my new machineâ€”can be put into your kitchen or basement for less than the down payment on a cheap car.
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Machine Gunner’s Job to Just Miss
MACHINE guns are most commonly used nowadays to eliminate rival gangsters, but out in Hollywood there is a man, George Daly, who uses that formidable weapon for entirely legitimate purposes to entertain you in gang movies. His job, however, is to just miss, and in fifty cinema productions he has never nicked an actor, thanks to his Marine marksmanship.
Paris Balloon-Homes Are Gas-Proof
REASONING that if balloon silk can hold gases, it can likewise keep gases out, Parisians are building balloon housesâ€”-grim shoe-like affairs which provide safety from much-feared gas attacks.
Entire families will find refuge in each of the inflated structures. Fresh air would be pumped in through a filter which neutralizes poisonous gases, just as do filters on gas masks. Frames of wire hold the balloon silk in position when the air pump is not operating.
ARE YOU FIT to DRIVE an Automobile?
Modern cars have become engines of destruction in hands of unsafe drivers. Here is the story of what science is doing to rate drivers’ abilities and make streets and highways safe.
by JOHN C. HARPER
THIRTY thousand peopleâ€”one every fifteen minutesâ€”were killed by automobiles in the United States last year.
During the same period 850,000 others were injuredâ€”an amazing average of one casualty every thirty seconds of the entire year.
In the hands of the unsafe driver, the modern automobile has become a terrible engine of potential destruction. Speeds of 80 and 90 miles an hour are virtually standard in all present cars; yet a speed only slightly higherâ€”100 miles an hourâ€”was condemned last year by the rules committee of the Indianapolis Speedway as having “gone beyond the physical limitations of the track for safe driving.”
Gauged To Perfection
Perfection of the finished product requires precise control in the manufacture of jet fuel. Such control is vital in the refining of oil, as it is in most industries. And, with the coming of age of automation, the controls must not only be precise â€”they must also be supervised automatically.
NEW DEPARTURES OF TOMORROW
Automatic Home Laundry – 1965
Maybe it’s hard to imagine a home laundry that washes, dries, irons, folds. But it’s even harder to imagine this wonderâ€”or any otherâ€”working without ball bearings . . . New Departures.
In fact, New Departure ball bearings play an important role in just about every product with moving parts. For more than 50 years, manufacturers everywhere have counted on New Departure for bearings.
Why this confidence? It’s a matter of living up to a name. It means being first with new departures â€” like the Sealed-for-Life ball bearing. And New Departure will be ready tomorrow with the finest bearings . . . first!
NEW DEPARTURE â€¢ DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTORS â€¢ BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
FOR new Hallowe’en thrills, put on a mediumistic party with turban-bedecked medium, darkened room, spirit writing, tables floating in the air, and all the other tricks which fake spirit mediums use so successfully. The mere suggestion, on your invitations, that all weak-hearted persons should stay at home will insure a crowd.