Type Keyboard Worn On Fingers (May, 1935)

This is possibly the most difficult method of typing I’ve ever seen.

Type Keyboard Worn On Fingers

A MINIATURE typewriter, novel because the keyboard characters are attached to a pair of gloves, was recently invented by a Tyrolian merchant.
The apparatus, which threatens to revo-lutionize the present office typewriter, consists of two parallel rails between which are mounted a small carriage, a typewriter ribbon and an automatic spacer. To operate the device, the typist merely presses the single characters on the fingers through an opening in the carriage to the ribbon, thus recording the message on paper.

Crystal Balls Tracing Planet Paths on Globe Predict Weather (Mar, 1935)

So apparently since 1935 the government has had the ability to accurately predict the weather, yet they have kept it from us.

Crystal Balls Tracing Planet Paths on Globe Predict Weather
POSITIVE predictions of weather at any future time are declared possible by James C. Brown of La Porte, Texas, once an eleven year period of tests for his “Astronomer” weather machine reaches completion. Depending upon movements of the planets for its weather predictions, the machine consists of an ordinary schoolroom globe on which have been traced the paths of the sun and moon. Crystal balls placed in pairs at 45 degree latitude on each side of the equator burn paths around the globe which, in the course of 24 hours, will record any variation in movements of the sun, moon, or stars.
The long test period is necessary to set up charts. Future readings of the machine can then be compared with similar readings on the charts to obtain the weather forecast. Movements of certain bright stars can also be recorded on the globe.

Strictly Fresh Ideas for Easter Eggs (Apr, 1939)

Strictly Fresh Ideas for Easter Eggs
IF THE eggs used in making these novelties are blown’ by the method illustrated, the contents may be used for the table in the form of an omelet or scrambled. Clean the shell with soap and warm water, es–pecially if water colors are used in decorating. Sails, wings, legs, and other parts may be fastened on with model-airplane cement. Features are modeled in artist’s clay of the self-hardening type.—Hi Sibley.

A PORTFOLIO OF Cars you’d like to own (Apr, 1962)

A PORTFOLIO OF Cars you’d like to own


SOMETHING special for the off-the-road motorist: the Hickey Trail Blazer, built by Trail Blazer, 9424 Gallatin Road, Downey, Calif. Designers Victor Hickey, Sam Weaver and Jack Henry meant it for climbing mountains and slogging through sand but it can do its share of roadwork and takes stop-and-go traffic good-naturedly.

Rifle shoots infrared ray (Oct, 1962)

Rifle shoots infrared ray
You can stand in front of this target rifle without fear of being hurt. Instead of bullets, it shoots a beam of light. Both rifle and its special target are powered by flashlight batteries. A bull’s-eye is scored when a pulse of infrared light strikes the center of the target and activates a flashing light and a bell. The rifle is manufactured by Infrared Industries, Waltham, Mass., makers of electronic devices for the government’s missile and satellite programs.

Luxury Side Car Is Streamlined (Sep, 1935)

Luxury Side Car Is Streamlined
DRESSED up in modern streamlining, the new motorcycle side car which is making its appearance on European highways is making a strong bid for popularity among motorcycle enthusiasts.
The latest side car of streamline design has a windscreen which extends well over the passenger’s head, with a head rest in the rear built up to follow the sweep of the air stream. Along the bottom edge of the screen is an adjustable ventilator which provides a flow of air to all parts of the car.
The blunt nose of the earlier model side car has been replaced by long sweeping curves.

How Mechanical SPIDERS SPIN Bay Bridge Cables (Aug, 1935)

How Mechanical SPIDERS SPIN Bay Bridge Cables


This article describes in simple language how a wire long enough to encircle the world three times is carried back and forth across San Francisco Bay by traveling wheels to spin the suspension cables of the world’s longest structure, the mammoth San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

BY FAR the most spectacular operation in the construction of a suspension bridge is the spinning of the mighty cables which loop gracefully from tower to tower, supporting a roadway hung far below. How are these mile-long cables, each weighing 9,500 tons and containing 17,464 strands of steel, being stretched from tower to tower for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay suspension bridge?

Trapeze, Shower Bath, Punching Bag Feature Gym Bed (May, 1935)

Trapeze, Shower Bath, Punching Bag Feature Gym Bed

A COMPLETELY equipped gymnasium, a turkish bath, a shower bath—all these have been combined into a single colonial-style bed by J. S. Embree, Los Angeles inventor.
The bed is a “four-poster” with an awning top. Parallel bars are set between the end posts, and they are removable to be used across the top of the bed as trapezes. A punching bag-hook hangs from the top for arm and torso exercise; using a suspended swing as a seat, a small portable pedaling device furnishes exercise for the legs.
A shower attachment permits either a shower or a turkish bath after exercise. Music to accompany exercises comes from a radio set in the head of the bed.

Streamline Beauties Lure Travelers to Rails (Nov, 1935)

Streamline Beauties Lure Travelers to Rails

ROLLING along railways of the world at greater than mile-a-minute speeds, streamlined trains are conquering time and space in an attempt to keep the traveling public from deserting the rails for airplanes and motor buses.

Three choices have been offered to the jury of travelers—the ordinary steam train running on faster schedules, the beautiful Diesel-powered streamliner, and the light weight steam streamliner in its gleaming new dress of chromium and brass. A fourth contestant recently entered the picture—a turbine-drive steam locomotive that may surpass all others in speed, safety, and comfort.

“Beauty Micrometer” Analyzes Facial Flaws for Makeup (Jan, 1935)

Now we know where they got the idea for Hellraiser from.

“Beauty Micrometer” Analyzes Facial Flaws for Makeup
RECENTLY perfected by Max Factor, one of Hollywood’s most famous beauty experts, a new instrument, designed to aid makeup men, accurately registers actors’ facial measurements and discloses which features should be reduced or enhanced in the makeup process.

Flaws almost invisible to the ordinary eye become glaring distortions when thrown upon the screen in highly magnified images; but Factor’s “beauty micrometer” reveals the defects.