Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

They fish for trouble
73
Cable laying and supply ships, Cables, Submarine
School for the big cats
80
Dick CLEMENS, Animals (Training), Lions, Tigers
Electric wheel chair has radio and lights
85
Chairs
Bubble boat made of Plexiglas
88
Boats and boating
On guard, it's forest fire time
90
Forest fire patrols

Banshee is navy's most powerful fighter: XF2D-1
95
Airplanes, Military
Landing field on a rail car
96
Airplanes (Landing)
Pacific shooting gallery: navy's air missile testing center at Point Mugu, Calif
99
Guided missiles, Radio control, Rockets
Uncle Sam's plow boys
106
National Tillage Machinery Laboratory (U.S.), Agricultural equipment, Agricultural research
Big tower, long trip
111
Moving of machinery
Shopping list for motorists
112
Automobiles (Equipment)
Swimming trailer
115
Trailers
Typewriter artist: J. Nelson, originator of artyping
116
Julius NELSON, Typewriting
Air liner phone calls anywhere
121
Radiotelephone on airplanes
Metal benders
128
Bending machines
Matchbox cameras used by underground during war
130
Cameras
Suit case-size heater for small homes
130
Heaters
Knockdown autos
131
Motion pictures (Setting and scenery)
Growing a crop under tents: Connecticut shade tobacco
132
Shade, Tobacco
Standing room only
137
Los Angeles (Calif.)
They call it snapshooting
144
Shooting
Vacuum still vaporizes glass
147
Distillation equipment

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