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He Brings Machines to Life (Oct, 1954)

If you like these drawings, there are a bunch of his illustrations here: Boris Artzybashef

He Brings Machines to Life

THE transformation of harsh, cold machines into alert-looking, hard-working gremlins with faces, hands and feet is the unique achievement of cartoonist Boris Artzybasheff. His “living” mechanical monsters have created a sensation in the field of technical advertising.

It is not difficult to analyze the success of the animated machines. They convert a highly-specialized subject into one that everyone can understand and enjoy. This helps to sell a product and a company name. What more could an advertiser want?

Voices Across the Land (Feb, 1959)

The exact same quote about being assigned a phone number at birth is used in the Mechanix Illustrated article Your Telephone Of Tomorrow (Sep, 1956). If you haven’t read that one, be sure to check it out, it pretty much predicts modern cell phones.

Voices Across the Land

Night and day I keep singing—humming and thrumming:

It is love and war and money; it is the fighting and the tears, the work and want,

Death and laughter of men and women passing through me, carrier of your speech,

In the rain and the wet dripping, in the dawn and the shine drying,

A copper wire.

—Carl Sandburg

Under a Telephone Pole Screwdriver and splicing knife hanging from his belt, the telephone man keeps history’s happiest invention humming from coast to coast. He watches over 265 million miles of wire, waging war against storm, disaster and pesky animals that chew up or nest in his equipment. He hoists his lines over mountains with helicopters, shoots them across canyons with bow and arrow, strings them through dark conduits far beneath great cities. To every home and office, he gains ready entrance, exuding courtesy and helpfulness.

The Brain Builders (Mar, 1955)

The Brain Builders

“At last I came under a huge archway and beheld the Grand Lunar exalted on his throne in a blaze of incandescent blue . . . The quintessential brain looked very much like an opaque, featureless bladder with dim, undulating ghosts of convolutions writhing visibly within . . . Tiers of attendants were busy spraying that great brain with a cooling spray, and patting and sustaining it . . .”

—H. G. Wells,
The First Men in the Moon

Last week, in a pastel blue and grey room on the fifth floor of a St. Louis office building, the newest Wellsian brain in the earthly world was enthroned. This quintessential brain looked like nothing more than a collection of filing cases, stretching in a 60-ft. semicircle about the room. From within the grey metal cases came a faint humming sound; along the light-studded metallic face were scores of twinkling orange sparks, rippling like waves of thought.

Ad: meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him! (Jun, 1954)

meet a “flyer” with over 250,000,000 hours behind him!

“He’s” a new Lycoming air-cooled engine. He’s backed by Lycoming’s experience in creating and producing – 50,000 aircraft power plants . . . each with a flight-proved life expectancy of at least 5,000 hours.

You learn a lot about flying in 25 years . . . and 50,000 engines!

Ad: Private “air truck” for Very Special Delivery (Sep, 1954)

Private “air truck” for Very Special Delivery
… powered by Lycoming

When deliveries are Rush with a capital “R” . . . today’s progressive businessman turns to a small company plane that relieves him of dependence on the schedules of commercial air-freight systems.

Take the case of the Capital City Printing Plate Company of Des Moines, Iowa . . . operator of a Piper Tri-Pacer powered by Lycoming. Gene C. Meston, General Manager, says: “We could not maintain our production and sales level without the Tri-Pacer. The airplane and the pilot do the work of two trucks and three drivers. We save a lot of expense and keep our customers well satisfied.”

Ad: Stout “hearts” for new Navy sub killers (Oct, 1954)

Stout “hearts” for new Navy sub killers
To power America’s first anti-submarine carrier aircraft that’s equipped for both search and attack, the U. S. Navy looks to Lycoming for air-cooled engines.

Patrolling endless seas in search of enemy subs . . . blasting them out of action with newest destruction devices . . . this Grumman S2F-1 “hunter-killer” depends on the stamina of twin Lycoming-built engines to keep it high and dry.

Ad: Big “doings” in metal (Jun, 1953)

Big “doings” in metal
Here are jusf four outstanding achievements of Lycoming’s precision production . . . samples that indicate how Lycoming solves metal-working problems for America’s industrial leaders and the Armed Forces.
Even these few samples demonstrate that Lycoming has the machines you can use—the skilled craftsmen you can use . . . the immense facilities you can use . . . the creative thinking you can use! For a more complete story on Lycoming, write for the illustrated booklet, “Let’s look at Lycoming.”

Ad: Strong “wrists” for America’s new hay balers (Dec, 1953)

Strong “wrists” for America’s new hay balers

For sturdy, unfailing spur and bevel gears—”wrists” that drive the tying mechanism of its “one-man” hay baler— NEW IDEA looks to Lycoming for precision production.

Ad: The hand that helps keep America ‘running’ (Jul, 1953)

The hand that helps keep America ‘running’

For precision production so vital to products that contribute to America’s progress … leaders in industry look to the skilled hand of Lycoming.

This is the hand that machines vital components for GENERAL ELECTRIC J-47 jet engines . . . that turns out sturdy connecting rods for FORD trucks . . . that produces durable gears for NEW IDEA farm machinery . . . that makes rotor assemblies for PIASECKI helicopters . . . that creates air-cooled engines for executive aircraft such as AERO-COMMANDER, BEECH, GRUMMAN, RYAN and PIPER

Ad: “Leg muscles” that cushion a jet’s landing (May, 1953)

“Leg muscles” that cushion a jet’s landing

When the landing gear of an F-86 Sabrejet hits the runway at lightning speed, the shock is absorbed by hydraulic action within the tough, precision-made cylinder on each “leg.” To machine these 37-lb. cylinders to exact tolerances from solid 158-lb. steel forgings … to give them mirror-smooth inside finishes . . . Cleveland Pneumatic depends on Lycoming.