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Gridiron Safety Gadgets (Nov, 1955)

Gridiron Safety Gadgets

New armor, new training techniques and devices keep a Long Island high school team at full fighting strength.

Plastic face guard, rubber pad minimize injuries to nose, eyes, teeth.

Glen Cove, N. Y., high school players demonstrate stages in buildup of body protection.

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BIG COMMANDO TRAINING MASK! (Dec, 1942)

Why would this be useful for an air raid warden? It doesn’t have a gas mask or anything…

FOR EVERY BOY FROM 8 TO 80

GET FUN! THRILLS! PROTECTION

BIG COMMANDO TRAINING MASK!

ACTUAL SUPERSEDED U.S. TRAINING MODEL

FENCING
ROUGH SPORTS
CATCHING
AIR RAID WARDEN

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IT’S NEW! (Nov, 1955)

That flight-suit on the second page is one of the most steam-punky looking things I’ve ever seen that wasn’t actually designed to look that way. I also love the habit of just throwing a woman in the frame when they show pictures of weird stuff. Balance?

IT’S NEW!

HYDROFOILS in kit form are easily installed on almost all outboard craft from 12 to 16 feet Safe, smooth, they literally make boat fly. Atlantic Hydrofin, Miami. Fla.

GROWING UP LAMP’S base has yardstick with spaces for marking date, weight, height of little Oscar, who likes to see how much he “growed.” Device was exhibited in Chicago.

SLIT SPECS, originated by the Eskimos, are considered the most on Canadian ski slopes these days. Glassless, slits guard against sun’s glare. This pair costs $20.

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Triple Magnifier for Jewelers (Apr, 1933)

Triple Magnifier for Jewelers

HERALDED as the first improvement in the familiar jeweler’s magnifying eyeglass in 50 years, this triple lens magnifier has been developed by a Hollywood inventor. The lenses are hinged on top, can be used independently or in combination. Result: choice of magnifying powers of two, five, and eight times respectively.

Entire outfit fits over ordinary spectacles.

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NOW SEE THIS! (Jul, 1960)

NOW SEE THIS!

STENOPEIC Glare Guard sun glasses have rows of scientifically placed pinholes. The plastic glasses cut down glare, are said to be fine for relaxing the eyes. They can be used for reading, watching TV or a movie, for sewing and knitting, fishing, etc. From Sunset Glare Guard, Palm Springs, Calif.

CARIBOU HOOF sun and snow goggles come with an elkskin headband. Caribou hoof is genuine and polished. These goggles were made by the Eskimos and are designed for skiers and outdoor sportsmen. They protect the eyes from the excessive glare. $7.95. Ottauquechee Products, Quechee, Vt.

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New Bathing Cap Simulates Hair (May, 1931)

New Bathing Cap Simulates Hair
A NEW bathing cap recently placed on the market has the appearance of human hair and fits snugly over the head, with doughnuts over the ears, as illustrated at the right. The hair is embossed in rubber on the caps, which can be obtained in any color to match the hair of the bather.

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Steel Goggles Protect Eyes From Bomb Splinters (Apr, 1941)

Steel Goggles Protect Eyes From Bomb Splinters

Protecting the eyes from splinters and other flying objects during an air raid is the purpose of new-type goggles introduced in Britain. Made of sheet steel, the goggles are held in place by a strap. Holes approximately an inch in diameter cut in the metal permit good vision with moderate protection. In emergencies, circular plates of metal swing down over the eye holes. Cross slits cut in the plates then allow restricted vision, but with maximum protection to the eyes. Rubber padding under the cutout bridge and across the brows permits the goggles to be worn in comfort for a long time if necessary.

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THE AMAZING NEW Man-From-Mars RADIO HAT (Oct, 1949)

HERE IT IS
THE AMAZING NEW Man-From-Mars RADIO HAT

COMPLETE 2-TUBE RADIO BUILT INTO A HAT

Here’s the famous two-tube topper you’ve read about in LIFE. TIME, POPULAR SCIENCE, BUSINESS WEEK, and many other magazines and newspapers, coast-to-coast. Now, you too can own this wonderful “dream-come-true” radio hat. A perfect gift idea! Study these amazing features….

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New Sun Hat Doesn’t Touch Head and Is Collapsible (Feb, 1930)

New Sun Hat Doesn’t Touch Head and Is Collapsible

A LIGHT sun hat that collapses and doesn’t touch the head has been invented by Dr. Henry T. Pistole, of Dallas, Texas. The hat is made of wire covered with fabric. The hat support is attached to wearer’s body by a belt around the waist, no part touching the head. Thus a free circulation of air is assured. The hat weighs only eight to twelve ounces according to the fabric used for covering. The device doesn’t bind or irritate the skin and doesn’t interfere with free use of the muscles in any sport or work. The cover is collapsed by simply pushing it back. Mosquito netting can be easily thrown over the hat and tucked into the belt.

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NEW EYEGLASSES FIT UNDER GAS MASK (Jul, 1937)

NEW EYEGLASSES FIT UNDER GAS MASK
Eyeglasses specially designed for use with gas masks have just been introduced to the public in England, where the entire civilian population is being trained to protect itself in case of wartime gas attacks. Unlike conventional glasses, whose rigid frames do not always fit close to the head and might cause a slight leak when a mask is put on, the new spectacles have flexible frames made of elastic tape, which fit closely over the side of the face. The flexible frames are easily adjusted.

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