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

So you want a helicopter?
73
Helicopters
Venetian screens
79
SCREENS, Wire
Railroad fans on the loose
80
Railroad associations, Railroads
Hot-cold pipe
86
Vortex tubes
Roofs built in ladder sections
87
Roofs and roofing
Automobile trailer collapses in trunk
150
Automobile trailers
Seamless plastic boat
152
Boats and boating
Test labs behind the catalogues
153
Testing
Blowing up Hollywood
154
Explosives, Motion picture production and direction
Aerial cab fleet
158
Airlines (Local service)

Greased lightning strikes the flats
89
Automobiles, Racing
Cereal grains are exploded by compressed air
96
Grain
GM auto engine of future uses one third less gas
97
Automobile engines
Florida's cold spot
98
United States Army (Equipment), Military supplies (Testing), Meteorology, Military, UNITED STATESAir force/Air proving grounds
Swedish bus trailers
103
Trailers
False bow on tug fits it for ocean
105
Tugboats
Bad man of the elements
106
Fluorine
Glass-topped train of tomorrow
111
Railroads (Trains)
House and furniture from kits
112
Doll houses
Industrial photographer of the insect world
114
Insects (Photographs)
Fins moving dirt triple scraper's efficiency
118
Scrapers (Tools)
Army's B-36 bomber
119
Airplanes, Military
Streamliners abroad: in France, in England
120
Railroads
Teaching old rivers new tricks
121
Dams, Flood control, Rivers (Regulation)
Gas-turbine locomotive
128
Locomotives
Mothering the zoo babies
132
Helen Martini (American zookeeper.); 1912-, Bronx Zoo, Animals (Food and feeding)
President's plane
136
Airplanes
Muscle men of America
137
Weight lifting
Speed Graphic, '47 model
141
Cameras
They dredge for your dinner
142
Fisheries, Oysters, Shrimp
Hospital sandwich bed
146
Beds
Cemented brake linings
146
Brakes, Automobile
For camera fans
147
Photography (Equipment)
Face lifting for a dam
148
Concrete dams

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