Safety Holder for Fag Smokers (Mar, 1933)
The fact is, Jean Luc Picard can make anything look cool.
Safety Holder for Fag Smokers
For men whose wives complain about ashes on the rug, the invention of a Cincinnati, Ohio man will prove a great boon. This new “safety smoker,” as the gadget is called, consists of a small box like affair of light metal, with top and sides covered by a light screen. The fag is inserted and held as shown.
Motorcycles Crash Without Danger (Mar, 1934)
I just love this picture. She looks like she’s about to run someone down.
Motorcycles Crash Without Danger
MOTORCYCLES designed for use by novices in amusement parks or at fairs or carnivals are mounted in rubber cushioned frames that absorb the shock when riders crash into each other.
The rubber-protected frame is mounted on casters and fastened rigidly to the motorcycle to prevent tipping.
Riders get all the thrills of motorcycling here with absolute safety both for themselves and the expensive machines.
DIY Iron Lung (Jan, 1952)
Should you ever need one, here are detailed instructions on how to make your own
iron wooden lung.
Amazingly, in a later issue they have a little notice saying that due to the huge response the magazine got about this article they were offering a large set of blue prints and templates. I guess a lot of people actually built these.
Emergency Wooden Respirator
Could a life have been saved in your community if a mechanical respirator had been at hand for immediate use? Often just a matter of minutes means the difference between life or death for a little child stricken with polio, or a victim of drowning or a paralyzing accident. Here’s a chance for every community to be ready at little expense for such emergencies. Members of clubs and civic organizations can do a great service by making one of these respirators and placing it in competent hands. Save a life â€” maybe your own.
Feeding America’s Appetite for Games (May, 1936)
Learn all about a new game called Monopoly that is taking the nation by storm.
Feeding America’s Appetite for Games
AMERICA likes to play. Whether they know it or not, millions of otherwise rational Americans are forever waiting to be caught in the craze for a new puzzle, a new diversion, a new game. The very word “game” sounds trivial, but it isn’t. Games have a powerful influence on the social life of the world, andâ€”games are the delight and the despair of the men who invent them.
America likes to play, and is willing to pay for its fun. Right now it is playing a new game called Monopoly. Already the fastest-selling non-card pastime in the country, Monopoly bids fair to break all-time popularity records.
Hand Light Aids Night Driving (Oct, 1934)
The stylish alternative to blinkers.
Hand Light Aids Night Driving
The confusion over driving signals when motoring at night is largely eliminated with a new device which straps to the back of the hand.
A rubber half glove is fitted with a red reflector of Bohemian glass which makes hand signals easily visible at all ordinary distances.
Pictures by Radio (Jun, 1939)
The printout actually looks really good, though at 3 feet per hour it isn’t the most useful thing in the world.
Pictures by Radio
RADIO facsimile, the process by which pictures and printed matter are transmitted over the air for identical reproduction at the receiving end, is rapidly advancing as a new and valuable service of radio broadcasting. An experimental facsimile network has been established as part of the Mutual Broadcasting System, and already three important stations, WGN, WOR and WLW, are transmitting on regular schedule. Factory-made receivers of medium price are being produced by a large radio set manufacturer and are now advertised and sold by department stores.