Issue: 19440201

Tuesday, February 1, 1944
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D. VAN NOSTRAND CO., Inc.
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AMERICAN TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH CO.
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The B. F. Goodrich Co.
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The B. F. Goodrich Co.
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CONTENTS for FEBRUARY, 1944
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INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
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CHRYSLER CORPORATION
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CHRYSLER CORPORATION
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the Ethyl Corporation.
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the Ethyl Corporation.
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CHAMPION SPARK PLUG COMPANY
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CHAMPION SPARK PLUG COMPANY
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Coming Next Month
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SEAT-OF-THE-PANTS flying is out when you pilot a modern bomber or fighter. The skipper of a warplane needs all the mechanical help he can get—and he gets plenty from a bewildering array of precision instruments whose dials tell him countless details of the performance of his ship.
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INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS
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NATIONAL RADIO INSTITUTE
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NATIONAL RADIO INSTITUTE
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MIDWEST RADIO CORPORATION
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MIDWEST RADIO CORPORATION
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CHARLES ATLAS
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CHARLES ATLAS
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SPRAYBERRY ACADEMY OF RADIO
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SPRAYBERRY ACADEMY OF RADIO
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CLARENCE A. O'BRIEN & HARVEY B. JACOBSON
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CLARENCE A. O'BRIEN & HARVEY B. JACOBSON
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Readers Say:
Biography of Pan American's Visible-Horizon Formula
Here's War Work Which Really Does Some Good
Any Ideas on How to Blow Hot on Cold?
Giant Arrowhead Found After 400 Years
You Realize, of Course, Sir, That This Is War
A New Light on the Traffic Problem
No Argument. He's Got Us Dead to Rights
He'll Start the Business —You Bring the Chickens
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I NOTE that in your November issue W. H. comments on the formula used by Pan American pilots to compute the distance of the visible horizon—the formula being to take the square root of the product of 1.5 multiplied by the height of the eye in feet, which will give the distance of the visible horizon in miles.
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LASALLE EXTENSION UNIVERSITY
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FAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORPORATION
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FAIRCHILD ENGINE AND AIRPLANE CORPORATION
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The ROSICRUCIANS
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The ROSICRUCIANS
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AMERICAN SCHOOL
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AMERICAN SCHOOL
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McMORROW & BERMAN
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McMORROW & BERMAN
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Lewis Hotel Training School
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Lewis Hotel Training School
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H. C. LEWIS, Pres.
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H. C. LEWIS, Pres.
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THEO. AUDEL & CO.
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THEO. AUDEL & CO.
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AERO INDUSTRIES TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
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G. & C. MERRIAM CO.
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American School
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American School
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DEFOREST'S TRAINING, INC.: HOME TRAINING KITS
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HOME TRAINING KITS
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INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCE
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CURTISS WRIGHT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
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CURTISS WRIGHT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
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National Schools
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Plastics Industries Technical Institute
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Plastics Industries Technical Institute
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RYAN Aeronautical Institute
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RYAN Aeronautical Institute
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U. S. School of Music
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U. S. School of Music
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WILCOX & FOLLETT CO.
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Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
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SUPREME PUBLICATIONS
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LEJAY MANUFACTURING CO.
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News
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Can We Make Our Soldiers Tought Enough?
When the Army found that our boys were a bunch of softies, it developed a physical-training program that prepares them in double-quick time for the rough-and-tumble business of war.
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ALLEN RAYMOND
WORLD WAR II demands physical stamina far greater that that possessed by the average American boy. Our young men are a sad commentary on the machine age, easy schooling, and easy living. They’re softies, compared with their fathers of a generation ago.
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The Army's Daily Dozen
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THE "DRIP,"
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designed and named by Col. K. C. McGregor, is used by the Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command to taxi flyers and their equipment to and from their planes at the Basic Training School at Gardner Field, Taft, Calif. Looking like a movable “bleacher section,” it is drawn by a “tug” and holds 30 men.
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PLEXIGLAS CUPS
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formed of the same material that is employed to make bomber noses and gun turrets, are being used to restore painless motion in arthritic joints. Besides affording a smooth surface against which the other bones of the joint can move, the transparent plastic cups facilitate subsequent X-ray examination of the bone head from which excess growth—the cause of arthritic pain—has been removed.
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HOBBY CLUBS
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tentatively organized by Capt. Wayne E. Scriviner as morale builders for the men at the U. S. A. A. F. Flying Training Command’s Basic Training School at Cochran, Ga., are paying double dividends. Over 200 men quickly responded to the Captain’s invitation to get together in photography, woodworking, art, printing, and radio and model-plane building, and the products of their work are now being used by the rest of the camp.
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CABLE CUTTERS
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Automatic devices set at intervals along the leading wing edges of Britain’s bombers (see inset) are enabling the planes to cut their way through the barrage-balloon cables that the Germans are employing as protection against low-level attacks.
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VANISHING BRIDGE
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Believed to be the only one of its kind is the Shatt-el-Arab River bridge in Iraq, whose, center span sinks into the river low enough for water traffic to pass over it. This unusual design was decided upon by an Indian Army engineer as the best method of eliminating the high towers required by a lift bridge, which would have been constantly threatened by the monsoon gales.
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Take it from a Yankee pilot...
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Burma Is No Paradise
Jungles, hostile natives, and disease make Kipling's "Road to Mandalay" rough going for both flyers and land fighters.
THE CAPTAIN’S KIT
Burma Album
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Robert E. Martin
BURMA once again may become a battleground of this war. Already it has been the scene of a great campaign, where American, British, and Chinese alike faced hardships and privations beyond what they had to endure from the Japs. Among the Allied fighters was Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr., former Fighter Commander of the China Air Task Force under General Chennault.
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LASTING PROTECTION
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against bacteria and fungi is given fabrics and other materials by the “Puratized process” developed by Dr. Frank J. Sowa, of Gallowhur & Co., New York, N. Y. In the photo below, a treated sample of shoe lining (top) immersed in a culture of athlete’s-foot fungus has a large “halo of inhibition,” while an untreated piece is covered with fungi.
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MOCK-UPS HELP TRAIN FLYERS
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Time, gasoline, and plane wear are saved by the U.S.A.A.F. Training Command through the use of mock-ups to familiarize future air fighters with the conditions under which they will work. Above is a full-scale reproduction of the bombardier’s compartment of a B-24 Consolidated Liberator bomber.
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FUSES
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for hand grenades are X-rayed for safety by a machine developed by General Electric. Riding a movable belt, the fuses cross the beam from a 100,000-volt X-ray tube, which is focused on a fluorescent screen. Any change in the intensity of the glow of the screen, indicating an improper charge in the fuse, is detected by a photoelectric tube.
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BATTLE DRESS
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of the Navy’s PT boats has several styles, depending on where these hit-and-run craft are active. At the inlet and river-mouth bases of the South Pacific, skillful camouflage blends them with the jungle background, as above. Japanese call these PT boats “Green Dragons.”
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A WITCH'S BROOM
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is tied to the mast of a modern warship on its trial run, just as on early sailing ships. A successful trip, and the broom remains, signifying acceptance and a “clean sweep.” Broom-keeper at the Tacoma-Seattle Shipyards, Tacoma, Wash., is Tom Gladding, right.
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CASTAWAYS
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using the mirror below signal ships or planes within 10 miles. Sighting through the cross, they tilt the mirror to throw flashes of reflected light. The emergency device is made by General Electric.
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"SUITCASE HOUSES" FOR THE ARMY
"ACCORDION" WALLS SPEED THE ERECTION PROCESS
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A COLLAPSIBLE one-room house that can be taken out of a "suitcase" and set up in three minutes has been developed as a portable unit for use by our armed farces. Erected, the 16 by 15½-foot house provides floor space of 250 square feet. Folded (see inset), it fits in a case eight feet wide, 16½ feet long, and less than 26 inches thick.
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News
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I Fly “Mitchells”
The great medium bomber that terrified Tokyo has been busy in the Mediterranean theater, too. . . . Here's the story from a veteran of 52 raids in Africa and over Italy.
A "MUST GET": 1,000,000 GALLONS OF GAS FOR ROMMEL
SKIP BOMBING KEPT THE AFRIKA KORPS TANKS THIRSTY
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ROBERT L. CUNNINGHAM
IN 52 blistering raids across North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Rome itself, I helped blast an invasion path that eventually will lead our victorious troops into the heart of Berlin. We precision-bombed, pattern-bombed, and skip-bombed the Axis troops until their commanders retreated toward fortified Middle Europe.
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Transparent Armor...
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Shields for Sky Fighters
Layers of glass and plastic, like your car's safety windows, resist shattering by bullets.
BULLET-RESISTANT GLASS MUST COMBAT TWO FORCES
"DEFENSE IN DEPTH"
IS THE SECRET OF BULLET-RESISTANT GLASS
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ALDEN P. ARMAGNAC
THINGS were getting hot for the rear gunner of an American medium bomber over Tunisia, one day a few months ago. A Messerschmitt was on his tail, and 20-mm. explosive shells whizzed closer and closer, until one of them smacked right against his window.
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SEADROME DESIGN IMPROVED
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MODIFICATIONS in the design for postwar construction by Pennsylvania-Central Airlines of floating airports (P.S.M., Sept. ’43, p. 81), which will dot the Atlantic to facilitate air travel between the east coast of the United States and European and African ports, have been announced by the designer of the seadromes, Edward R. Armstrong, of Philadelphia.
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EARLY SCULPTURE
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This 20-ton basalt head was unearthed near La Venta, Tabasco, Mexico, by the National Geographic Society—Smithsonian Institution Archeological Expedition. Dr. Matthew W. Stirling (left), leader of the expedition, points out details of the head to Dr. Gilbert Grosvenor, president of the Society (center), and Dr. Alexander Wetmore, assistant secretary of the Smithsonian.
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A FISH PIPELINE
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that sucks up a ton and a quarter of fish per minute from the hold of a boat is being used to bring ashore the catches made by the sardine fleet operating out of Portland, Me. An eight-inch hose takes the fish from the hold, which is flooded with water to prevent damage to the catch.
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80,81,82,83,84,85
Popular Science Contest Uncovers
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1001 Postwar Jobs for the Jeep
As a Sports Car
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OUR little wonder warrior, the American jeep, which has won unbounded admiration by its performance on fighting fronts and behind them in every quarter of the globe, is not going to have any difficulty in finding employment after the war. This was made clear by the flood of ideas submitted in our contest (announced P.S.M., Aug. ’43, p. 101), for the best suggestions on peacetime jobs for the sturdy, overpowered little machine.
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News
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Knot-Tying Obstacle Race
ENGINEER SOLDIERS LEARN THE ROPES AT FORT BELVOIR —AND RISK THEIR NECKS TO PROVE THEIR HANDIWORK
THE ARMY'S 10 KNOTS...AND HOW TO TIE THEM
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KNOTS are as important to engineer soldiers as to sailors. Other soldiers’ lives often depend on the engineers’ ability to tie knots which will stay tied. At the Engineer Replacement Training Center, Fort Belvoir, Va., trainees are given 17 scheduled hours of instruction in knot-tying.
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News
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He Got Action!
war ideas
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FRANK TINSLEY
The adventures of a lifetime were crowded into four thrill-packed hours in this saga of American courage in the flaming skies of the South Pacific
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article
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92,93
Can You Recognize
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The Flags of Our Allies?
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UNITED in common purpose, freedom-loving nations on six continents now carry the fight to the enemy. Theirs is the most powerful union the earth has ever seen. Evidence of that strength flexes before us like a giant muscle. For added to America's own fabulous resources and manpower are those of big and little allies whose total populations approach a billion and a half and whose boundaries enfold 25,000,000 square miles of free lands—six times the size and population of territory in Axis hands.
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Have Gliders Made Good?
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Silent Partner of the Plane
A new weapon of the present war, motorless aircraft have won a secure place in battle tactics. Here's the story of their development and current use.
SOME OF THE JOBS THAT GLIDERS ARE BEST FITTED TO DO
. . . AND HOW THEY ARE HANDLED IN MILITARY OPERATIONS
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ALDEN P. ARMAGNAC
TRIED out for the first time in this war, are military gliders a success? What do they look like, and how do they work? And what are the postwar prospects of gliders in commercial aviation? When Germany staged the first mass use of gliders, to invade Crete, and U.S. and British gliders returned the compliment in taking Sicily, their worth for certain specialized missions was definitely proved.
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article
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News
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Quick Daily Workout Guards Your Health
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WHETHER you work in an office or a war plant, exercise in regular but moderate doses is as necessary to your health as a good diet. If you have a sedentary job, it will tone up your little-used muscles. If you are active most of the day, it will refresh those muscles that have become tired.
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104
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FOR HEROISM
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This is the approved design of the Navy and Marine Corps Medal authorized by Congress on August 7, 1942. Awarded to "any person who, while serving in any capacity with the United States Navy or Marine Corps, including Reserves, shall have, since December 6, 1941, distinguished himself or herself by heroism not involving conflict with the enemy,” it ranks immediately after the Distinguished Flying Cross among Navy decorations (P. S. M., July ’43, p. 50).
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A COLOR INDEX
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that aids in finding colors that match or harmonize has been brought out by the Container Corporation of America, of Chicago. Each of the index’s six bakelite containers holds 14 celluloid cards, on each of which are eight removable plastic chips of harmonizing colors.
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article
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104
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THE "DRY GUILLOTINE"
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does the opposite of making a soldier lose his head. It teaches him to keep it, and to hold it low when crawling into enemy territory under fire. Known as an infiltration trainer, the device has numbered vertical pegs that swing to a horizontal position when touched by a soldier who does not hug the ground closely enough.
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article
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105,106,107,108,222,228
News
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Flying Big Gun
America gets the world's most powerful air weapon—a cannon of fieldpiece caliber that goes into battle in a combat plane.
HOW AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT HAS GROWN IN SIZE AND POWER
THESE TWO MEN HELPED NURSE THE WINGED 75 ALONG
FROM THE DAYS OF WORLD WAR I UP TO THE PRESENT
A JAPANESE WARSHIP GETS A SAMPLE
WHAT THE 75 THROWS
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AMERICAN planes now carry the aerial firepower to back up any plans our strategists may have for future air offensives! Firepower, the peg on which air superiority hangs, has suddenly taken on new meaning for American planes and pilots.
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LIGHTWEIGHT
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motor scooters and bicycles, dropped along with Allied parachute troops, enable the men to go places and do things in a hurry. One man can easily lift the scooter from its container, as shown above. Where gasoline is hard to get, folding bicycles may quickly be unlimbered.
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A MIDGET BLOWER
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weighing only two ounces, now serves to carry excess heat away from electronic tubes in space-saving war equipment. Alternately, a universal back plate permits the cooling device to be fitted to an electric motor of nearly any design.
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109
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POWDER-PUFF AND GIFT BOXES
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have been transformed into first-aid and ration kits, to meet the needs of U. S. paratroopers. Adoption of a rigid plastic, and improved mass-production methods, accomplished the urgent change-over. The round medical kit nests within a frying pan, and the oblong ration box contains concentrated food, bouillon powder, a supply of chewing gum, and a water bag.
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News
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Dynamite Saves Crankshafts
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WAR MAPS made from aerial photographs are matched accurately with existing charts by the aid of a new "zenith camera" designed and produced for the Corps of Engineers by the Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N. Y. Set up at some recognizable point within the area being mapped, the three-unit outfit is operated at night to photograph the sky directly above the point of observation.
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WAR IN YOUR LOUDSPEAKER
Radio Sound-Effects Men Reproduce Din of Battle
Lifeboat
Cannon Fire
Marching
Gestapa
Artillery
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WEATHER PHENOMENA ranging from Eastern sandstorms to Arctic sleet are manufactured by the AAF Materiel Command at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio. A room specially designed for testing men and equipment under all climatic conditions is provided with blowers that generate wind; batteries of lamps that yield the equivalent of sunlight; a hopper that sends forth clouds of sand; shower heads that pour down rain; and nozzles that spurt water to make fog.
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War Metals from Sand
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WELDING goggles, searchlights, incandescent lamps, radio tubes—these are only a few of the wartime necessities that are improved by the use of little-known elements found in monazite sand. Produced in dune and beach deposits by the weathering of granite rocks, this sand was once used chiefly in making Welsbach mantles for gas lighting; now it is vital as the only commercial source of the “rare-earth” metals and of the metal thorium.
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News
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How Binoculars Are Made
GRINDING THE LENSES
MAKING THE PRISMS
INSPECTION
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AMERICA’S front-line fighters must see more than meets the eye. In every battle zone—land, sea, and air—they’re called upon to perform ocular miracles. It’s their job to unmask camouflage, dissect heat and haze, and scan hopeless distances to get information that spells victory.
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review
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118
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new Tools
DRILL TOOLS
GRINDING
TOGGLE-TYPELOCKS
A TOOL-POST TURRET
R. M. Wright Co.
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R. M. Wright Co.
DRILL TOOLS
can be changed in three seconds in this chuck while the motor is running, by sliding back a sleeve to release the tool and adapter (see below), then moving the sleeve forward to lock the new tool centrifugally. Made by R. M. Wright Co., Royal Oak, Mich.
R. M. Wright Co.
GRINDING
both 60-degree and 29-degree threading-tool bits can be done accurately and quickly with the aid of a many-sided fixture brought out by Robert H. Clark Co., of Los Angeles. The bit is held by a setscrew in the fixture, which is properly positioned for the thread angle desired, as indicated on the fixture. The design of the fixture permits it to be clamped to a table or held by a magnetic chuck, as shown.
R. M. Wright Co.
TOGGLE-TYPELOCKS
that save metal and need only four screws each for installation have been developed by the Maximlok Co., of New York, for use on Army ammunition boxes.
R. M. Wright Co.
A TOOL-POST TURRET
carrying four cutters that can be presented to the work in turn by turning a handle has been designed for both heavy roughing cuts and precision lathe work. It has automatic indexing, and is made by the Mark Naught Co., Portland, Ore.
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Pulleys Place Giant Bangalores
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JOINTS of explosive-filled metal tubing, sleeve-coupled to lengths of 100 feet or more, slither under the enemy’s barbed-wire entanglements to blast a breach for our assault troops. Fragments of metal cut the wire like knives and sweep a path 20 feet wide.
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News
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Are Your Eyes Right?
TODAY, MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, YOU SHOULD GUARD YOUR PRICELESS VISION
Easy Test for Astigmatism
A CROSS SECTION OF THE EYE
HOW GLASSES HELP YOU TO FOCUS CORRECTLY
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MOST of us, unfortunately, take our eyesight for granted. Yet in wartime poor vision is more than ever a calamity. It not only can dull our minds, contort our faces, shatter our nerves, and even lead to total blindness; it also cheats our country of our best services.
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DEAD LEAVES
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an autumnal problem in most towns, are disposed of easily in Columbus, Ga., by the “Leaf Sucker-upper,” a machine that draws them up through a vacuum hose. This device—thought to be unique—is carried by a truck, and suction is created by a three-horsepower gasoline engine.
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A MILLION POUNDS
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is the approximate weight of the world’s most powerful electric motor, built at the General Electric plant in Schenectady, N. Y. The machine is shown in two views, as workers prepare it for installation in the largest steel plant west of the Mississippi, at Geneva, Utah.
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plane news
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TWO-MAN CLASSROOM. To facilitate transition from advanced training to the complex job of flying a Bell Airacobra, this TP-39 was constructed. The student sits in a normal cockpit, the instructor in front. An added dorsal fin maintains stability, and dual controls provide safety.
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Controlled Sound. . .
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New Wartime Tonic
How music is used as an emotional powerhouse to spur weary workers and heal nerve-shattered fighters.
WHICH OF THESE SELECTIONS WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO HELP PEOPLE WORK BETTER?
ANSWERS TO QUIZ, PAGE 127
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JACK O'BRINE
THE young naval lieutenant sat staring into space. He’d been doing it for days, Now and again the corners of his mouth twitched; his frown deepened. He seemed oblivious of his surroundings. Since they flew him here from that Pacific battle area, he hadn’t spoken.
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new ideas from the inventors
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A GOLF CLUB with an adjustable head solves the caddy problem of the wartime golfer, formerly weighed down by a heavy bag. Invented by Charles V. Winter, of Barrington, Ill., the club has a notched shoulder at its shank end, to which the head is secured at the proper angle by a fast-operat ing nut.
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Miscellaneous
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AIDS TO Modern Living
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article
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Automobiles
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Trouble-Shooting with a Voltmeter
SIMPLE CHECKUPS HELP YOU TO FIND ELECTRICAL FAULTS AND LOSSES THAT CAN CAUSE MYSTERIOUS AUTO AILMENTS
HOW TO TEST THE CIRCUITS OF A CAR IN ORDER TO TRACE HIDDEN DEFECTS THAT INTERFERE WITH GOOD PERFORMANCE
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Ralph Rogers
IF AN experienced auto mechanic could have but one instrument to aid him in diagnosing electrical troubles, the chances are that he would pick a voltmeter. Properly used and interpreted, it can help in locating many annoying car ailments—hard starting, dim or overbright lights, undercharged battery, and similar difficulties— which might otherwise be hard to track down.
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AUTO Ideas
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A PORTABLE HOIST capable of handling 8,000-lb. planes has been developed for use on 2½-ton Army trucks by Lieut. Col. James H. Reed, Jr., of the Air Corps. Designed for winch-equipped vehicles, the hoist is made principally of two lengths of 3½" iron pipe and a wire cable which anchors it to the truck.
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advertisement
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Advertisement: POPULAR SCIENCE
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POPULAR SCIENCE
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Automobiles
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GUS FINDS TROUBLE IN BUBBLES
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MARTIN BUNN
"MAWNIN', Mistuh Wilson." Gus Wilson looked up from his workbench and saw Peter Jackson, the likeable colored truck driver, standing just inside the doorway of the Model Garage shop. “Hello, Peter,” said Gus. “What’s the matter now? Is that old rattletrap of yours acting up again?”
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Automobiles
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NEW TIRE RETREADS ARE WOVEN ON A CARPET LOOM
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A TIRE retread of cotton and rubber woven together on a carpet loom holds promise of materially increasing the mileage to be secured from the national stockpile of reclaimed rubber. Road tests reveal that the carpet-type retread gives about 75 percent of the mileage given by a retread containing rubber alone, and needs but 40 percent as much rubber to do it.
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HOME AND WORKSHOP
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GRACEFUL THREE-LEGGED Utility Stand IS BUILT FROM A CHOPPING BOWL
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JOSEPH ARONSON
GIVEN an ordinary 12" to 13" round wooden chopping bowl, all you need to make this novel stand in the Early American style is three 19" pieces of ⅞" by 2" hardwood for legs and one piece about 8½" by 10" for the lower plate. The result is a satisfying bit of furniture, useful in almost any room as a sewing stand, as a receptacle for fruits and nuts, or as a general catchall for the usual run of odds and ends.
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Home and Workshop
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Novel Wall Cabinet HAS SWINGING DRAWERS
HIP AND VALLEY RAFTERS
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WALTER E. BURTON
NICE balance of proportion combined with practical utility is incorporated in this novel wall cabinet having three hinge-like, swinging drawers. Except for a few brads and screws, the entire cabinet is made of wood. The three drawers pivot around a wooden pin made of a ½" maple dowel.
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Home and Workshop
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Pinball Game Scored in Reverse
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MYRON FLEISHMAN
LOW score wins in this pinball game with an upside-down scoring arrangement. The trick is to shoot marbles around the game board so that they fall into the high-numbered holes, whereupon correspondingly numbered dowels are turned upside down in a row of holes provided for them at one end of the board.
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Craftwork
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Built-Up Hull Adds Realism to Rakish Schooner Weather Vane
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HI SIBLEY
MORE than a mere silhouette is this weather vane in the form of a rakish schooner, for a three-dimensional effect is achieved by the two quarter-round pieces which form the hull, the deckhouse, and the lifeboats with davits. The central section of ¼" outdoor plywood includes sails, rigging, and the portion of the hull clamped between the cheekpieces.
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Craftwork
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Wheelbarrow with Brilliant Finish Is Attractive Table Piece
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WILLIAM FREEMAN
THIS glossy white wheelbarrow is handsome enough to serve as the centerpiece of a formal table setting. Three-ply basswood will take an excellent finish, but any soft wood will do if sanded carefully. In dadoing the sides to receive the floor, note that the grooves are halted at the headboard.
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Home and Workshop
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Dual-Purpose Music Stand
SERVES AS OCCASIONAL TABLE WHEN CLOSED
LIST OF MATERIALS
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FRANK HEGEMEYER
OF INTEREST to craftsmen and musicians alike, this period music stand fills a need for a rack that is readily adjustable in height and at the same time provides storage space for sheet music. When not used for music, the stand becomes an attractive side table.
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Craftwork
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Design in Gothic Manner Adorns This Chip-Carved Jewel Box
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Curved geometrical motifs on the front panel of this jewel box represent one of the most effective techniques of the chip carver. Strongly Gothic in feeling, this particular design employs a modified form of the triangular patterns usually followed in such carving.
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Craftwork
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Ball-and-Cap Gun
MODEL OF CIVIL WAR WEAPON IS WHITTLED IN WHITE PINE
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CARL R. ERICH
PROBABLY used during the War Between the States, the prototype of this ball-and-cap gun was made in England and is a fine-looking specimen. For a half-size model of white pine, which is easy to work, the over-all measurements should be 18 13/32" long and ⅞" thick, not including the hammer, which is made last and doweled and glued in place.
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Craftwork
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Mirrors Form Covers of Pocket Picture Case
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F. S.
DOUBLE-FACE pocket mirrors will be found suitable for making the covers of this pocket picture case. Pry the two faces of a mirror apart with a razor blade, first softening the shellac with a few drops of alcohol. Cut to size and shellac two pieces of four-ply showcard board to the backs of the mirrors.
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Home and Workshop
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SPECIAL JOINTS YOU CAN MAKE with HAND TOOLS
What's Wrong?
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Edwin M. Love
WOOD WORKING joints based on the tenon and on the half lap have been devised in a variety of modifications. In general, the simpler you can make these forms, the better they will be, not only because they can be made more quickly, but also because the difficult fitting together of a number of pieces tends to weaken a joint, defeating one of the principal purposes of good design.
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Woodworking
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Adjustable Tilting Jig for Cutting Bevels on Circular Saw
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F. H.
RABBETED, locked, or splined miter joints can be cut on non-tilting circular saws with the aid of the simple jig shown in the photo and drawing below. Used with an 8" blade, the jig will permit handling stock up to 1½" thick. Work up to 4" wide may be held by hand, but it is advisable to clamp a wider piece to the bed of the jig.
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Home and Workshop
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S.S. Patrick Henry, Our First Liberty Ship
CARGO VESSEL THAT LED THE WAY IN BREAKING THE U-BOAT BLOCKADE OFFERS APPEALING SUBJECT FOR MODEL BUILDERS
LIST OF MATERIALS
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Theodore Gommi
AS APPEALING a subject for model builders as any is this first of the Liberty ships to defy the U-boat packs of the North Atlantic. The accompanying drawings follow the basic plans upon which the 10,000-ton Patrick Henry was built. More recent Liberty ships have been modified, but the hull lines and the general appearance of the superstructure are unchanged.
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Craftwork
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TWO-IN-ONE WARDROBE ACCESSORIES
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ERNEST R. DEWALT
THESE unique clothes hangers are so sleek of line that they disguise much of the sturdy workmanship built into them. One hanger will take two coats and vests, and the other two pairs of trousers. Used by a woman, the hangers will accommodate slacks and a jacket and skirt or a dress and slip.
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Craftwork
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Sturdy Toy Machinery for Sand Piles Will Gladden Young Engineers
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ELMA WALTNER
THIS toy contractor’s set actually works, and its movable parts are easy to make. Pivot the power-shovel cab on the platform with a flathead screw and the wheels on fixed axles. The scoop arm swings on a dowel pin between the two supports. Hinge the bottom of the scoop at the outer end with nails run through holes drilled in the sides.
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Variety of Clamps Sawed from Scrap Pieces of Oak
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DICK HUTCHINSON
WOODEN clamps served the purpose of one craftsman who did not have enough metal ones for the job. They were made from scraps of ⅝" oak, some machine screws, and a few washers. A coping saw was used to cut the body of the clamps, and No. 10-24 fillister-head machine screws were employed in lieu of the ordinary thumbscrews.
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Cleaning of Loose Joints Assures Firm Grip for Fresh Glue
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NEGLECTING loose joints in chairs is generally to invite the eventual breaking of the end of an arm or a stretcher that is not loose. Loose joints should be repaired promptly, but prompt action will mean little unless the joints are thoroughly cleaned of old, dried-out glue before fresh glue is applied.
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Model Trolley Pole Is Made of Odds and Ends
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WILLIAM SCHOPP
DRAWINGS at the right show how a home craftsman can fabricate an efficient model trolley pole from a few lengths of stiff wire and some odd bits of copper and brass. Designed for an HO-gauge line, the pole was equipped with coil springs made by winding piano wire around a piece of 1/16" wire chucked in a hand drill held in a vise.
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Home and Workshop
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Old Spark Coil Lights Welding Torch
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W. E. B.
SPEEDY and convenient, this automatic lighter for a gas brazing or welding torch makes a handy shop accessory. When you touch the torch tip against a washer at the top of the lighter, a fat spark promptly ignites the gas stream. The device is built of commonly available parts and takes but little time to assemble.
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Home and Workshop
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Turning Tapers on the Lathe
PARTS THAT MUST FIT ACCURATELY OFTEN CALL FOR TURNED TAPERS. PICTURES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES SHOW THIS LATHE JOB IN EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND STEPS
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LATHE centers are a familiar example of taper fits, which are useful whenever parts must fit together without play and in precise alignment. Such fits have the added advantage that they can readily be taken apart when necessary. One way to turn external tapers on a lathe is to swivel the compound rest to the desired angle.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0128.xml
article
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166
NEW SHOP IDEAS
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Flame-Cutting Heavy Tubing
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CUTTING HEAVY TUBING that weighed 150 lb. per foot was a problem that confronted F. J. Valentine, Inc., in an effort to make prompt delivery of subchaser parts to the Navy. Power-saw equipment was not obtainable, and job shops were too busy to take the work.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0129.xml
article
166
166,167
NEW SHOP IDEAS
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Rack Holds Many Templates
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TEMPLATES BY THE DOZEN can be classified and racked in ready accessibility by hanging them on bars arranged in a holder as shown below. The holder may be of any size, but the bars consist of ¼" tubing welded between the legs of a succession of steel U’s bolted upside down to a frame of strong piping.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0130.xml
article
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168,169
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KEEPING THE HOME SHIPSHAPE
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Ball fringes will stay soft and fluffy after the rest of a curtain has been starched if the balls are gathered together and tightly encased in an oiled-silk bowl cover before the curtain is put in the starch. Tie the cover snugly with string A wad of chewing gum will quickly lose its grip on woolen clothing or other such fabric if it is thoroughly chilled with a piece of ice.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0131.xml
article
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170,171,172,173,174
Home and Workshop
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FIRST AID FOR SICK PLUMBING
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JOHN MODROCH
WAITING for the plumber while the bathroom floods is funny in the comic strips, but in real life it is scarcely amusing. To dodge such an unpleasant situation, it’s a good plan to cultivate at least a nodding acquaintance with your home plumbing system.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0132.xml
article
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175
Miscellaneous
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Penthouse Made from Pail Lures Aerial Tenants
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J. A. EMMETT
BY KNOCKING the bottom out of an old wooden bucket, you can easily make a cozy penthouse to lure avian house hunters. Into the bucket, fit a disk of ¼" plywood halfway down. Partition the upper and lower stories into three compartments each, arranging them so that none of the entrances, which are bored through the bucket, is above another.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0133.xml
article
175
175
Miscellaneous
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Forest Supplies Materials for This Indian Emergency Sled
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GARY WOLF
A CHIPPEWA Indian sled may prove a lifesaver in case of injury to a companion along a rugged trail. Ash is the best wood to use since it will bend without breaking when green. Form the runners from two branches and bore six holes in them for the uprights, which are cut and shaped to fit the holes after being partly split at the top.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0134.xml
article
176
176,177,178,179
Photography
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NEW HOME MOVIES FOR OLD
HOW TO EDIT YOUR FORGOTTEN FILMS TO GET ADDED ENJOYMENT
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CHARLES CLARKE
WITH many a maker of home movies, the completed films are the Cinderella of his hobby. His camera and projector are treated like the precision instruments they are, but his films are just tossed into cans and left to fend for themselves between showings.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0135.xml
article
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180,181
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PHOTO IDEAS
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A TRIPOD TRUCK which is equipped with a brake to keep it from rolling at inopportune moments is a real aid to amateur movie makers. The truck shown at the right can be made with little difficulty, and it will afford the photographer full freedom in locating the camera just where he wants it.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0136.xml
article
181
181
Photography
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FOR CAMERA USERS
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SHORTAGES of new photographic equipment for civilians are best explained by scenes such as that on the right, showing a combat photographer during the battle for Rendova in the Solomons. Here a 16-mm. magazine-loading movie camera takes telephoto shots of jungle tactics instead of filming some amateur’s vacation.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0137.xml
article
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182,183,184
Electrical
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AMPLIFIERS... Magic Levers of Electronics
HOW CIRCUITS ARE DESIGNED TO RESPOND TO FREQUENCIES RANGING FROM A FEW TO MILLIONS OF CYCLES PER SECOND
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JOHN W. CAMPBELL
IN THE days when loudspeakers resembled Grandpa’s ear trumpet, audio-frequency amplifiers, proudly wired with right-angled bus bars, were built around what looked like miniature power-line transformers. Today, amplifiers are almost all resistance-coupled.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0138.xml
article
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185
Electrical
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HIGH-GAIN A. F. AMPLIFIER
Resistance-Coupled Hookup with Two Pentodes Gives Big Volume
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SO MUCH gain can be had from this two-pentode hookup that for ordinary purposes the full output will rarely be needed. The amplifier will step up the output of a crystal-detector receiver to full loudspeaker volume. A phonograph pickup or vacuum-tube detector should be connected at the second A.F. input terminals.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0139.xml
article
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186
Electrical
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WHAT TO DO ABOUT INTERMITTENT RECEPTION
"Servicing Your Radio"
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RADIO servicemen and home mechanics are often hard put to find the cause of intermittent or fading radio reception. A receiver working perfectly one minute may drop in volume or fade away completely the next, perplexing the repair man no less than it exasperates listeners.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0140.xml
article
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187
Electrical
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radio ideas
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MIDGET NEON BULBS of the baseless, resistor type make desirable pilot and indicator lights where high visibility is not required, since their small current consumption contributes to their long life. Ordinary appliance plugs can be used as panel mounts for these bulbs if the cord hole is reamed out to fit over the threaded casing of a pilot-light jewel so that the assembly can be secured on the panel, as illustrated above.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0141.xml
article
188
188,189
Miscellaneous
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home EXPERIMENTS
FIVE SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS IN THE HOME LAB SHOW ODD FACTS ABOUT THE PROPERTIES OF HEAT AND FLAME
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1 A BLUE GAS FLAME is much hotter than a yellow one, but heat from the latter can be felt more strongly at the side, as can be shown with an air thermometer such as the one pictured below. A small flask with a one-hole stopper through which runs an 8" length of glass tubing will serve as a thermometer.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0142.xml
article
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190,191,192
Miscellaneous
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Catalysts . . . SECRET AGENTS OF CHEMISTRY
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KENNETH M. SWEZEY
BY MEANS of a new catalytic oil-cracking process, American industrial chemists claim they can now produce a superfuel which is superior to any gasoline heretofore commercially available. Mix this fuel with ordinary gasoline, and present airplanes will travel faster or carry greater loads.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0143.xml
article
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193
Miscellaneous
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TRICKS WITH Soap Bubbles
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R. M. LUTHER
A SPECIAL solution, simple equipment, and a little practice will produce amazing soap bubbles and a whole routine of surprising tricks. Mix 8 oz. of distilled water or rain water, 1 oz. pure Castile or palm-oil soap shavings, and 4 oz. of pure glycerin.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0144.xml
article
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194,195
Woodworking
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Vanity Chair Adds Luxury Touch to a Bedroom
HOMEMADE FRAMEWORK CAN BE UPHOLSTERED WITH EITHER PLEATED OR TAILORED COVER
STEP-BY-STEP OPERATIONS IN PADDING AND APPLYING THE UPHOLSTERY
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HERBERT BAST
CREATING and finishing a circular bedroom chair will prove to be an interesting project as well as provide an appreciated gift for a friend. The frame for the chair can be rough, but it must be well put together. The style of upholstering and the type of covering should harmonize with the furnishings and colors of the room where the chair is to be used.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0145.xml
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Miscellaneous
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OF INTEREST TO HOME OWNERS
Bathtubs and Garden Hose of New Plastic Construction
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FUEL-OIL CONSUMPTION in rationed areas can be checked instantly for any time of year with the aid of the dial calculator shown below. The pointer is placed opposite the annual fuel allotment, and a reading on the circumference of the disks will give the amount—based on authentic degree days and temperature charts—that may safely be burned in any day, week, or month to keep within the limits of the total allowed.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0146.xml
article
197
197
Woodworking
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Back Rest for Use in Bed Has Folding Frame and Quickly Adjustable Angle
LIST OF MATERIALS
Scrubbing Brush Cleans Used Sandpaper
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HERMAN HJORTH
W. F.
REALLY comfortable back rests are indispensable for invalids, and they are always a convenience to persons who like to read in bed. Such a back rest can be made of two frames hinged together. It folds flat and is adjustable to various angles to suit the preferences of its users.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0147.xml
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198,199,200
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Overhauling Corn Planters Pays Dividends in Higher Yields
Pipe Rollers Ease Opening of Hingeless Field Gates
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E. W. LEHMANN
J. K. K.
JUST how important it is to keep a corn planter in first-class condition is best realized, sometimes painfully, when the planting season is over and the seed comes up. Then the farmer can tell how well or how poorly he planted by the stand he gets.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0148.xml
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200
Shop Data File
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FEBRUARY CHECK LIST
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Overhaul poorly aligned door locks and bolts, and readjust hinges on doors that don’t shut properly. Clean snow from cellar windows to keep thawing from causing leakage. Tighten bolts on kitchen range, replace missing ones, and adjust the burners.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0149.xml
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201
201
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GENERAL MOTORS
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GENERAL MOTORS
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0150.xml
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202
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SEIBERLING
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SEIBERLING
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0151.xml
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204
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GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION: AC SPARK PLUG
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GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION
AC SPARK PLUG
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0152.xml
article
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204
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United Nations Flag Quiz
ANSWERS
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How well do you know the flags of our allies? In each of the statements below, only one of the choices given is correct. Check your results with the answers below. If you do too badly, better go back and study up on pages 92 and 93. Six stars appear in the flag of (a) Honduras (b) Australia (c) New Zealand.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0153.xml
article
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204
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Home and Workshop Index for Your 1943 Issues
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YOUR back copies of POPULAR SCIENCE will be more valuable, and the wealth of material in them will be readily at your finger tips, when you have a copy of the new Home and Workshop Index. It lists all articles that appeared from March 1943 through December 1943, on home repairing, chemistry, craftwork, model making, woodworking, radio, automobiles, and new shop ideas—alphabetically arranged and cross-indexed for convenience.
PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0154.xml
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205
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GENERAL ELECTRIC
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GENERAL ELECTRIC
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0155.xml
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206
206,207
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Chrysler Corporation: powdered metal
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Chrysler Corporation
powdered metal
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0156.xml
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208
208
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Nicholson File Co.
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Nicholson File Co.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0157.xml
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209
209
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Advertisement
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0158.xml
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210
210
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THE CARBORUNDUM COMPANY
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THE CARBORUNDUM COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0159.xml
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211
211
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LEAR AVIA INC.
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LEAR AVIA INC.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0160.xml
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212
212
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TYSON BEARING CORPORATION
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TYSON BEARING CORPORATION
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0161.xml
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213
213
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GENERAL MOTORS
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GENERAL MOTORS
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0162.xml
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214
214
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E. C. ATKINS AND COMPANY
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E. C. ATKINS AND COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0163.xml
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215
215
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DEFOE SHIPBUILDING COMPANY
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DEFOE SHIPBUILDING COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0164.xml
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216
216
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ARMY AIR FORCES
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ARMY AIR FORCES
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0165.xml
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217
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Indian MOTOR CYCLES
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Indian MOTOR CYCLES
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0166.xml
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218
218
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SNAP-ON TOOLS CORPORATION: Snap-on TORQOMETERS
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SNAP-ON TOOLS CORPORATION
Snap-on TORQOMETERS
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0167.xml
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219
219
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ELASTIC STOP NUT CORPORATION OF AMERICA: ELASTIC STOP NUTS
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ELASTIC STOP NUT CORPORATION OF AMERICA
ELASTIC STOP NUTS
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0168.xml
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220
220
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the Beryllium Corporation: Beryllium Copper Bites
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the Beryllium Corporation
Beryllium Copper Bites
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0169.xml
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221
221
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UNIVERSAL CAMERA CORPORATION
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UNIVERSAL CAMERA CORPORATION
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0170.xml
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222
222
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WOOD CONVERSION COMPANY: Balsam-Wool Insulation
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WOOD CONVERSION COMPANY
Balsam-Wool Insulation
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0171.xml
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223
223
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J. H. WILLIAMS & CO.
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J. H. WILLIAMS & CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0172.xml
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224
224
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JOHNSON MOTORS: JOHNSON SEA-HORSES
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JOHNSON MOTORS
JOHNSON SEA-HORSES
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0173.xml
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224
224
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Advertisements
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Cleveland Model & Supply Co.
"AIRACOBRA"
Cleveland Model & Supply Co.
P-47 "THUNDERBOLT"
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0174.xml
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225
225
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ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION: Zenith RADIONIC HEARING AID
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ZENITH RADIO CORPORATION
Zenith RADIONIC HEARING AID
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0175.xml
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226
226
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THE GEOMETRIC STAMPING COMPANY
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THE GEOMETRIC STAMPING COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0176.xml
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227
227
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO.
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTOR CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0177.xml
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228
228
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THE Marlin FIREARMS CO.
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THE Marlin FIREARMS CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0178.xml
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229
229
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ATLAS PRESS COMPANY: MILLING MACHINE
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ATLAS PRESS COMPANY
MILLING MACHINE
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0179.xml
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230
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Advertisements
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0180.xml
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231
231
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EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTORS
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EVINRUDE OUTBOARD MOTORS
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0181.xml
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232
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0182.xml
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233
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THE DELTA MANUFACTURING CO.
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THE DELTA MANUFACTURING CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0183.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0184.xml
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235
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Onthank-Davis Co.
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Onthank-Davis Co.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0185.xml
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236
236
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0186.xml
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237
237
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PROFESSIONAL BLADE CO.
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PROFESSIONAL BLADE CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0187.xml
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237
237
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The Duro Metal Products Co.: DURO 6"Jointer
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The Duro Metal Products Co.
DURO 6"Jointer
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0188.xml
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238
238
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Advertisements
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0189.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0190.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0191.xml
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241
241
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BLATZ BREWING CO.: Blatz Beer
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BLATZ BREWING CO.
Blatz Beer
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0192.xml
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241
241
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THE AMERICAN PAD AND TEXTILE COMPANY
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THE AMERICAN PAD AND TEXTILE COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0193.xml
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241
241
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ALLIED RADIO CORP.
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ALLIED RADIO CORP.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0194.xml
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242
242
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Advertisements
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0195.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0196.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0197.xml
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THE FATE-ROOT-HEATH | CO.
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THE FATE-ROOT-HEATH | CO.
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0198.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0199.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0200.xml
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0201.xml
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248
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the Magazine Publishers of America
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the Magazine Publishers of America
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0202.xml
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249
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THE VACU-MATIC COMPANY
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THE VACU-MATIC COMPANY
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PopularScience_19440201_0144_002_0203.xml
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250
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SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS
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SOUTH BEND LATHE WORKS
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