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

From model to monster
13
Seaplanes
Hospital comes to the patient in Cincinnati
88
Irwin Charles ALBERT, Mobile hospitals, Medical care, Cincinnati (Ohio) (Hospitals)
They keep the old West alive
92
Charlie BOVEY, Virginia City (Mont.)
Is radiant heating modern?
96
Heating, Korea
Artists with straw and feathers
97
Arts and crafts, Pictures
Gems from turkey gizzards
166
Lapidary work
There's money in salad-bowl novelties
174
Woodworking
Bird-cage novelty
177
Bird cages
Guest costumer
181
Clothes racks
Dining-room furniture
182
Dining room furniture

Nine-foot production line
102
Assembly line methods
Hot rods and electrons
106
Tenny Lode, Inventions
Panorama on a giant screen
110
Panoramas
Return of the vikings
112
Vikings
Dust bowl laboratory
114
Dust storms, Soil conservation
Homogenized heat
117
Heating
First of the '50 cars
118
Automobiles (Design)
Tray on trestle serves at drive-in
127
Drive-in business enterprises
Call out the mules and beetles
128
United States Forest Service, Fire extinction (Equipment), Forest fires (Prevention and control)
High-voltage magic
140
Kenneth STRICKFADEN, High voltages
Hospital for sick cars
144
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Rails will click no more in the Cascade tunnel
154
Railroad tunnels, Railroads (Rails), Cascade Range
Tool that surprised its makers
158
Cutting machines
Shotguns blast pollen into western fruit trees
165
Pollen
Moving day for trees
190
Tree planting
Chinese coin disappears into wooden box
193
Tricks
Repainting the outside
194
House painting
Don't let this happen to you
201
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Telescope tripod
207
Telescopes, Camera tripods
Viewer for large-size color slides
209
Photography (Equipment)
Jointing on your bench saw
213
Saws and sawing
Plow snow with your car
215
Snow plows
One-man spray rig
217
Spraying equipment
Better boring
218
Drilling and boring
Sewage-disposal system for rural homes
224
Rural sewage disposal
Plastic console for tv set
229
Television receivers (Cabinets)
How to build a remote slave flash synchronizer
230
Photography (Synchronizers and synchronization)

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