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Catsup Tamer. Not too much, not too little, with this catsup regulator, says Bill Hopewell, of Cincinnati.
Back-seat Ejector. The automotive device above is the interesting brain child of David E. Mann, Jr., of Needham, Mass.
WHAT TO INVENT
The author will be glad to answer questions relating to these and to other types of inventions. However, no letter will be answered unless a properly stamped and self-addressed envelope is enclosed.
By RAYMOND FRANCIS YATES
SINCE the new awakening of business, hundreds of “gadgeteers” working in their attics and cellar shops have developed new inventions and have discovered that manufacturers, hungry for new ideas,
Yes, the big advantage of voice recognition is that it allows you more time to sexually harass your secretary.
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Everybody has his own pet idea of some gadget he would like to see in general use. What is YOURS? Popular Science Monthly will pay five dollars for every such suggestion that its editors decide to publish.
WHAT TO INVENT
In this installment of this series of articles, the author presents some new problems for inventors. The right solutions and subsequent exploitations should bring the designers wealth and fame.
By Raymond Francis Yates
DURING the two years that I have been writing this department for Mechanics and Handicraft, many hundreds of letters have been received from readers.
If you want a really weird example of typesetting check out the last section. In that they:
CAPITALIZE THE WORDS IN THE FIRST LINE OF A PARA-
graph but not the second half of a hyphenated word.
World’s Progress Hastened by Inventions
Seeking New and Improved Methods and Machines to Do Man’s Labor, Many Industries Spur Search with Offers of Reward DESPITE the fleetness with which developments in science and industry have taken their places in the service of man during the past few centuries, untold problems remain to be solved, powerful unknown forces are to be harnessed and hidden sources of new wealth uncovered. Greater demands for time and labor-saving methods and devices are constantly arising, notwithstanding the fact that machinery now performs most of the labor in mill, factory and office.
WHEELBARROW BRAKE prevents loaded vehicle from running away with load and loader on a downgrade. Fine for parking. K. Weirich. Hart, Mich.
PLATE CLAMP keeps party-goers’ hands free for feeding, holds potato salad in reaching distance. A “good deal” for free-loaders. Ruth Essick, Chicago.
That flash light is a great idea if you want to blind your companions. As to the square thread spools… Why don’t they do that? It makes sense. Then again so do square cans and people refuse to buy food in them.
TURNTABLE built into garage floor so that the motorist never has to back car into street E. Thompson, Warwickshire, England.
SWIVEL STEP that swings under sink when not in use. enables Junior to wash himself with ease. Arthur Routh. New Haven. Conn.
ELECTRIC cheese grater for spaghetti lovers who don’t like to exert themselves before lunch. Louise Zolezzi, Jamaica. N. Y.
SKATING SHOES equipped to take bolt-on ice skates or wheels for enthusiasts who like to skate year-round. John Dee, Boise. Ida.
KNEEPADS with rollers on them so Mom can zip through scrubbing, chores requiring kneeling. David Mega. Follansbee. W. Va.
I’d wasn’t aware of this meaning of the word polygraph, though it actually makes more sense than the current definition.
These Ideas May Make You $1,000,000
Here are ideas, which if developed by the right man, should easily net him a fine business and a neat fortune. They have been selected for their originality and in the light of apparent demand for them by the editors of Modern Mechanics, who believe no development work has been done on the schemes other than the mere conception of the idea. It is believed by the editors the right man can make $1,000,000 using any of these ideas as a nucleus.
Is there a gadget you think should be invented? If so, send its description to Inventions Wanted Editor. MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED, 47 West 44th St., N.Y. 36. N.Y. Each one printed will be awarded $5.
HOT TUB is electrically wired to keep porcelain surface comfortably warm, maintain even water temperature for bath. Jack Sobel. New York. N. Y.
SEED TAPE, in roll form, insures even spacing and straight rows for planting. The tape itself dissolves into fertilizer. Roy Scot, Kent, Conn.