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

Fishing for vitamins
1
Fish oil, Vitamins
Dogs of war
8
Dogs (Training, Military use)
Nine-ton welded steel home is trucked to site
12
Houses, Prefabricated, Steel houses
Blacking out Hollywood
14
Air raid warning systems
Bright plastics go to bat for metal in the home
16
Plastics
Revolution in farming
92
Agricultural research, Agriculture
Your choice in book ends
97
Bookends and bookracks
Boudoir chair has storage space
103
Chairs
Closet-door magazine rack
105
Doors, Magazine stands, racks, etc
Insulated wren houses of metal
114
Birdhouses

Shoot them in color
17
Color photography
Knockdown house can be moved and rebuilt
25
Houses, Prefabricated
Secrets of the stars revealed by midget eye
28
Astronomical photography, Telescopes
Coast guard girds for battle
34
United States Coast Guard
Flying mules of the army
40
Air travel, Airplanes, Military transport, UNITED STATESAir force, Army/Transport command
Hatches in hull of steamer launch Jap barges, warships cover landing of V-shaped tanks
46
Naval art and science
New disguises of the demon fire
50
Fires
Hit or miss
56
Baseball
Piloting the Tom Thumb water bugs
66
Motor boat racing, Motor boats
If you can drive you can fly
72
Airplanes, Light
Latest in streamliners
78
Railroads (Trains)
Keeping our warbirds flying
82
UNITED STATESAir force, Army/Air service command
Torture chamber guards power lines
88
Electric lines, Electric research
Sewing box has accessory drawer in one end
117
Boxes, cases, etc
Thermostat controls draft in hot-water heater
119
Thermostats, Water heaters
Small sailboats make good seamen
120
Sailboats, Sailing
Fish sled for surf fishing
127
Salt water fishing
Photos with people
130
Photography
Little giant boring-bar holder
135
Drills
Making car motors last longer
138
Automobile engines
Car-light blackout
143
Automobiles (Lighting)
How to use a bench shaper
146
Shapers (Machinery)
First aid for receivers
155
Radio receivers (Maintenance and repair)
Two tubes equal four in this economy tuned radio frequency set
156
Radio receivers
Three microtubes in wearable hearing aid
158
Hearing aids
Cleaning silverware easily
172
Silverwork

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