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

Hunter's big wallop
73
Roy E. WEATHERBY, Rifles
One-man fire department
80
Fire prevention
Race of the horseless carriages!
84
Jack BRAUSE, Rube DELAUNTY, Automobiles (History)
They make jewels at home
89
James Lewis Kraft; 1874-1953, Lapidary work
Lsu rides big brother to work
94
Landing craft

Radio pilots self-inflating rescue boat
100
Lifeboats, life rafts, etc
Owners report on the '51 Chrysler
102
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
You'll build your next house of molasses
110
George W. RAPPLEYEA, Building materials, Molasses
Sawdozer slices big trees
115
Tree felling
Scribble sculpture
116
Models (Persons)
Fever charts plot a better automobile
120
Andrew J. WHITE, Automobiles (Testing)
Douglas Skyrocket
124
Rocket engines
Fighting infernos underground
125
Coal mines and mining (Fires and fire prevention)
Bee post office at Mayhew, Miss
131
Bees
Restoring Goethe's home
132
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet, dramatist and novelist.); 1749-1832, Houses, Restored
Football is a pageant
136
College bands, Football
They're breeding new forest trees
143
Forests and forestry, Trees (Breeding)
GI rations up front
152
United States Army (Commissariat)
Workbenches and wall cabinets
158
Tool boxes, racks, etc, Workbenches
Scrolled bookshelf
165
Bookcases
Wheeled basket for leaf disposal
179
Baskets
What to do about condensation
180
Dampness in buildings
Woven screen
191
Screens (Furniture)
Reline your brakes
194
Brakes, Automobile
Transparency viewer from bond box
199
Slides (Photography) (Viewers)
Extended scale for enlarger lens
201
Photography (Enlargers and enlarging)
Fitting a chuck to your lathe
203
Chucks (Machine work), Lathes
Drum sander for your workshop
207
Sanding and sanding equipment
Automatic stanchion row for dairy
210
Barns (Equipment)
Taper-turning attachments
212
Turning (Machine work)
Rockefeller Center trains for civil defense
219
Rockefeller Center, Civil defense
Simple 80-meter code receiver for the new novice ham band
220
Shortwave radio receivers
How to build a small cubical exponential horn
222
Loudspeakers
Fringe-area tv antenna easily serviced
225
Television antennas

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