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

Mass attack on heart disease
81
Ancel Benjamin KEYS, University of Minnesota Physiological Hygiene Laboratory, Heart (Diseases)
Basement swimming pool
86
Swimming pools
Britain's biggest flying boat
88
Seaplanes
Microfilm reader
91
Microfilm readers
Portable bowl for the midgets
92
Automobile racing, Race tracks

One crane builds another
96
Cranes, derricks, etc
How the war came to me in Tokyo
98
World War, 1939-1945 (Personal narratives, Japan)
Jets look for jobs
102
Launch vehicles
Gas turbines for cars
110
Automobile engines, Gas turbines, Automotive
Slag used to be useless
114
Building materials, SLAG.
They rebuilt a farm in a day
120
Agricultural experiment stations, Soil conservation
Century of railroads on parade
126
Chicago Railroad Fair
Safety light socket ends shock hazard
128
Lighting fixtures
Inventions screened here
129
Thomas Baker SLICK; 1916?-., INSTITUTE of inventive research, San Antonio
Goodbye, lighthouse keeper!
136
Lighthouses
Mobile power plant
144
Locomotives
Cold rubber for your tires
146
Rubber, Artificial
Spying on Mars by invisible light
151
Mars (Planet)
Portable swimming pool
157
Swimming pools
Week-end cavemen
162
Caves
Distinctive flower vase
170
Milt EVANS, Vases
This horn fish swallows your cigarette ashes
173
Ashtrays
Concrete hotbeds
189
Hotbeds
Raise your own fishing worms
190
Earthworms
These locks foil prying fingers of tiny tots
191
Locks and keys
Installation of second-floor storm windows
193
Windows
Before you buy a model engine
194
Engine models
Porch lantern in hammered copper
197
Lamps
Photographing old coins
199
Coins (Photographs)
Stage your publicity shot
200
Photography, Commercial
Build your own arc welder
205
Electric welding (Equipment)
Homemade hole saw
209
Saws and sawing
Holder permits routing with hand grinder
211
Jigs (Tools)
Steps in stair building
212
Stairways
Servicing wheel bearings
213
Automobiles (Bearings)
Wireless sound-movie projector
221
Motion picture projectors
Portable 3-tube phono player
222
Phonograph
Television today
224
Television equipment

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