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Phonograph-Aquarium (Oct, 1954)

Phonograph-Aquarium

Favorite tunes and tropical fish can be enjoyed at the same time when you build this novel combination unit.

By Colin J. Creitz

YOU’LL hear many pleasing comments from friends and neighbors when you invite them over to see this unusual looking phonograph-aquarium with its rattan trim, Formica paneled doors, and cabinet covered with lauhala cloth.

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INDOOR-OUTDOOR DINING TABLE (Jul, 1956)

INDOOR-OUTDOOR DINING TABLE

This modern table and bench set is easy to construct and goes equally well in the garden or breakfast room.

By John Harter

IF you’re the type of person who appreciates the clean, trim lines of today’s functional design, this table and bench set is for you.

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Two Beds Built in the Space of One (Apr, 1939)

Two Beds Built in the Space of One

A COMPACT DESIGN FOR SMALL QUARTERS

FOR the summer cottage or cabin, or even a small city apartment, a pair of beds can be constructed so that one slides under the other as shown. The bed in the living room is therefore kept entirely out of sight until required, when it is pulled out like a huge drawer.

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NEW for the HOME (Nov, 1954)

NEW for the HOME

SPIN-CLEAN is a device for cleaning Venetian blinds without taking them down. The jaws of the alligator-like nozzle electrically brush each slat of the blinds clean. Pionair Prods., Inc.. Chic.

NUMBERLITE provides address plate easily seen at night. Electric light silhouettes the numbers. Want folks to remember your address? This is one way to do it Numberlite. East Hart., Conn.

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Small Fry’s Play Stools (May, 1950)

Small Fry’s Play Stools

PLAY stools will keep children off drafty floors and are practical additions to any nursery. Here are two novel, colorful and sturdy units anyone can build.

The main parts must first be enlarged by laying out the contours on paper which has been ruled into 1 in. squares. The drawings are then transferred to wood 3/4 in. thick and the pieces cut out with a jigsaw.

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RELAX — and live longer (May, 1956)

I’m not sure that this is actually a practical way to design an ergonomic chair, but it’s a neat idea:

“…the Barcalounger, was developed by a German scientists, Anton Lorenz, to duplicate the effortless ease with which a person floats in bouyant water. Lorenz asked 35 people to don bathing suits and step, one at a time, into a glass tank of salt water. When each person felt most relaxed he pulled a string attached to a camera shutter, taking a picture of himself. A composite of the 35 exposures became the basis of the Barcalounger design.”

RELAX — and live longer

Tension may crack your health, poison your outlook, spoil your home life, hinder your career— unless you learn the techniques of releasing it.

By Lyman Gaylord

WHEN two-year-old Kenneth Liebman fell from a sixth-story window in New York, spectators froze in horror. Then, before their incredulous eyes, he got up and walked away unharmed. Was it a miracle that saved his life? No, answers a group of medical men, it was relaxation.

The experts explain that we lose our ability to relax as we become conditioned to the pressure of modern life. As adults, most of us are characterized by tension. When we fall we stiffen our bodies and not being able to bend, we break.

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Beds From Rubber Bubbles (May, 1950)

Beds From Rubber Bubbles

EVER dreamed of sleeping on a bed of angel food cake?

Well, foam-rubber mattresses are made at U. S. Rubber Company’s Mishawaka, Ind. plant like your ole mammy used to bake that lightweight delicacy.

Just as she whipped up the ingredients, poured the batter into the pan and placed it in the oven, so the pure milk of the rubber tree is mixed with chemicals, whipped into a fluffy foam and then poured into a two-piece mold to be vulcanized into permanent form.

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BE THE PERFECT HOST! COMPLETE PORTABLE HOME BAR (Nov, 1959)

BE THE PERFECT HOST! COMPLETE PORTABLE HOME BAR

ONLY $4.98

For Indoor Or
Outdoor Use —
Parties —
Gatherings —
Basement or Den

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MI GOLDEN HAMMER AWARD WINNERS (Nov, 1954)

MI GOLDEN HAMMER AWARD WINNERS

Grandfather clock features a moving moon dial and chimes. Constructed in spare time by postal clerk, Melvin E. Johnson, Baltimore. Photo sent by Mrs. Johnson.

Bookcase-wall cabinet piece is made of attractive knotty pine finished with orange shellac. Samuel Robertino, Stamford, Conn.

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“WHAT I WANT TO KNOW —before I buy furniture” (Mar, 1930)

“WHAT I WANT TO KNOW —before I buy furniture”

“I AM through with being sold furniture. Now I want to buy some.

“I am no expert, though I do know something about period styles and can tell a Queen Anne from a Sheraton at forty paces. But I want to know more about workmanship, more about materials, more about the value of furniture and not so much about its price and the ‘agreeable arrangements for deferred payment’.”

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