The Truman one is kinda cute and the De Gaulle one looks like it should be in the Dark Crystal.


Jean Sulpice, Parisian restaurateur, believes that lobsters and people have similar features. These “portraits” seem to prove the artist’s contention.

With a few props (a cigar, glasses and hats) and his lobster shells, the Frenchman created these caricatures of two famous international figures.

ANYONE WHO HAS seen Paris knows about Place Pigalle—and knows that almost anything can be found there. That is why it is no surprise to learn that in the city of artists, one Pigalle restaurateur is an artist who hangs his work from the ceiling. More surprising is his medium—lobster shells!

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Left, no label is needed to identify De Gaulle. Right, not so easy to recognize is the figure of the French president. Vincent Auriol

Fine wire holds the various parts of the figures together in their lifelike poses

Hanging from the ceiling in a somewhat frightening array are scores of examples of the artist’s work in a variety of subjects

Jet-Age Custom Car (Sep, 1954)

What this really reminds me of is the car from The Ambiguously Gay Duo

Jet-Age Custom Car
No flames spout from the tail pipes of a custom-built three-wheeled car, but that is about the only difference between it and a space ship! The engine is a 60-horsepower V8 mounted in the rear. A single front wheel is suspended on a motorcycle fork. The sheet-metal body is welded to the frame. Air scoops on each side of the body ventilate the engine. The 10 tail pipes permit the hot air from the engine to escape. The unusual car was built by Stanley M. Eakin of Grove City, Ohio. It took six years of his spare time. Top speed is about 90 miles per hour.

Dissatisfaction- AMERICA’S GREATEST ASSET (Apr, 1954)


Opportunities to create better products exist in every home and industry in America today. But only a few, dissatisfied men and women recognize these opportunities. Such leaders are advancing their respective industries. They possess vision. They are spurred by initiative. Feather dusters have no place in their planning.

Since 1938, Meletron has been producing excellent instruments that are used by every major aircraft manufacturer. But we are constantly testing new materials and devising new methods. Leadership in this industry imposes the obligation to improve, because tomorrow’s standards will be higher. Dis-
satisfaction with what has been accomplished, plus a determination to improve, is America’s greatest asset.

Scariest Magazine Cover (Aug, 1938)

I dunno, but this just makes me think of John Wayne Gacy.

Water Rocket (Dec, 1955)

Jet-Propelled Rocket. For flights several hundred feet straight up. fill the eight-inch plastic rocket one-third full of water, pump in air (inset) and press a trigger. In flight, water ejected by compressed air makes a visible jet stream.

Early Porsche (Sep, 1953)

Looks like it would be a lot of fun to try getting into that.

New German Sports Car Called 125-Mile-an-Hour Speedster
A recent entry in the sports-car field is this Porsche racer from Germany—a more powerful and faster machine than the model previously offered by the same maker. Power has been boosted from 70 to 80 horsepower and maximum speed, it is reported, from about 110 to 125 miles an hour. Body design has been revamped, too, with the result that the new model has a body a few inches lower than its predecessor.

Lucky Kid’s Midget Tractor (Sep, 1949)

Lucky kid, I want a tractor too!

Our next award goes to a proud wife and mother, Mrs. S. C. Manila, of Boyceville. Wisconsin. Her letter reads, “I cannot help but forward the enclosed, snapshot of a tractor my husband made for our youngsters. It really has created envy in everyone who sees it. It stops traffic and all children just must touch it and ride in it. I am sure your readers will be interested. It is powered with a 2/3-hp. engine and will pull four coaster wagons carrying 12 children. Our boy in the snapshot is just four years old.”

Breathing Balloon for Big Breasts (Sep, 1949)

Or I guess I should say “developing your form”. You know, if that’s what you want.

Breathing Balloon
will develop your form, if that’s what you want. It’ll also train you to breathe deeply by measuring your lung capacity by means of the shut-off valve. Moore’s, 14548 Forrer Ave., Detroit, Michigan.

Alternate Uses for Hot Things (Jul, 1938)

Hair Drier Becomes Sawdust Blower
Upper left-—A small electric hair drier mounted on a box standing beside a jig saw will be found useful for removing sawdust as fast as it forms.

Iron Heats Water
Above—If a curling iron is sterilized with boiling water and carefully washed, it will be found useful as an immersion heater for the sick room. Also, it will prove useful when traveling, as a means of heating water for shaving or washing. Photography fans will find the curling iron valuable for heating a small amount of water when mixing chemicals. One of the advantages of this type of heater in the laboratory is the lack of flame which constitutes a menace when certain chemicals are heated.

Sealing Wax Melted Quickly And Easily With Ordinary Hair Curler
A curling iron at maximum heat will be found suitable for melting sealing wax. If a number of letters are to be sealed, this method will speed up the work and is more convenient than using matches or candles. When finished, the wax left on the iron can be scraped off easily and quickly.

Hair Appliance Speeds Paint Drying
A small electric hair drier can be used to heat a paint drying cabinet as shown in the photograph. The “cabinet” can be nothing more than a cardboard packing box. A hole should be placed in the bottom to permit the air to circulate.

Flatiron Serves As Frying Heat Source
When an electric flatiron is inverted and placed in a holder as shown by the photograph, it becomes a good heater for the frying pan when eggs or meats are to be fried. The support can be made of wood or metal.

Early ad for Asimov’s I Robot (Sep, 1952)

For all you us sci-fi nerds out there.

Here are the newest and best books on ROBOTS by the publishers of the, most popular novels in Science-Fiction.

I ROBOT by Isaac Asimov
$2.50 – A truly great book written by one of the finest science fiction writers of our time. Based on the authors famed POSITRONIC ROBOT in a dramatically warm and exciting novel of thinking machines.