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The World’s Smallest Camera (May, 1931)

The World’s Smallest Camera

WHAT is probably the world’s smallest camera is illustrated below. This camera was made by the Eastman Kodak company and is a masterpiece of construction; being no larger than a thumb nail, and yet perfect in every detail and capable of taking pictures which are mechanically perfect.

Three months were required in the construction of this midget, every part having been made by hand. A leather case, with a finger loop, has been made to hold it.

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Tiny Steam Car Goes 10 m. p. h. (Feb, 1930)

Why, you might almost call it an Oldsmobile.

Tiny Steam Car Goes 10 m. p. h.
BILLY OLDS, Jr., two and one-half years, is the proud possessor of this steam car which he can drive at a speed of 10 m.p.h.

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Builds Tiny Looms That Work (Dec, 1936)

Builds Tiny Looms That Work

BUILDING miniature looms that actually weave cloth into intricate patterns is the spare time hobby of George Yoxall a London weaver. The looms are assembled from toy constructor parts and small gears which must be specially made for the tiny mechanism. One of the looms accommodates 554 threads and weaves them into a design equal in quality to the work produced on full size equipment. Mr. Yoxall’s first loom gained such wide-spread attention that he set to work on others. His large loom weaves a seven-letter name in a souvenir belt.

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BOOKS in Postage Stamp and billboard Sizes! (Feb, 1929)

BOOKS in Postage Stamp and billboard Sizes!

WHETHER you want a book that you can carry around in a thimble, or one which requires a truck to move about, you can find what you are looking for in the great libraries of the world. The pictures on this page show some of the Davids and Goliaths of the book world.

Taller than an average man, this huge atlas is more than 400 years old, dating from the 16th century. It is housed in the University of Rostock, Germany. The man in the picture is studying a map of the world as it was known to scholars of the middle ages. Note the hinges for clasping the book shut when not in use.

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Tiny Typewriter (Feb, 1954)

Tiny Typewriter
Built in Germany, a new typewriter is so small the operator can hold it on his lap during use. The midget machine fits in a case about the size of an ordinary briefcase. The case also holds stationery and other writing equipment.

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Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood (Feb, 1934)

I think that accident is staged, if not, that girl would be pretty messed up.

Miniature Racing Cars Are Latest Fad in Hollywood

“PUTT-PUTTING” in miniature racing cars, Hollywood’s latest fad, is making a hit with the fair young ladies of our film capital.

Tiny one-lung gasoline engines give more than enough speed to the tiny cars, and even the wisest of feminine drivers have been known to take spills on the curves.

Races are held on the city streets, with starters, movie cameras to catch the spills, and of course mechanics to tinker with the motors when trouble threatens.

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Builds Tiny Bikes As Hobby (Dec, 1937)

Builds Tiny Bikes As Hobby
BUILDING the world’s smallest bicycles is the honor claimed by A. G. Tabb, of Kidderminster, England. He has constructed several of the miniature cycles, the latest being 17 inches long and nine inches high. Many of the novel bicycles are two-seaters.

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Tiny, Axle-less Truck (Aug, 1949)

Axle-less Truck is firstAmerican vehicle with independent suspension of all four wheels. Rubber tension cords like those in plane landing gear are used in place of steel springs. American Motors, Troy, N. Y.

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Parlor Is Garage (Jan, 1948)

Parlor Is Garage for this unique cycle-drive car made by an ingenious Englishman for taking his wife out into the country. Yes, they keep it in the drawing room! It fools the police, for they think it’s an auto and ask to see the license.

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Stationette (Apr, 1950)

Stationette is a three-wheel car with a simplified airplane construction. It has a four-cylinder water-cooled rear engine. Martin Develop. Co., Rochelle Park, N. J., hopes to sell the two-passenger auto under $1000.

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