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

Heirlooms in miniature
38
Helen ARMITAGE, Miniature objects
Let the engine boil
81
Gas and oil engines (Cooling)
Willie the robot
91
Robots
Budget-size yachting
92
Sailboats, Yacht racing
Apple pie sound movies
108
Phonograph
Do you get what you pay for?
164
United States National Bureau of Standards, Weights and measures
He lives in a house of fun
172
Alfred TOMLINSON, Electric equipment, Gadgets
Coffee table in mahogany
178
Tables
Emergency camp constructed entirely with ax
181
Camping
Sewing box
185
Sewing boxes, cases, etc

Warming up the great outdoors
111
Plants (Winter protection)
Rocket fires a rescue line
118
Life saving equipment, Rockets
Stone blocks of concrete cast in shaped molds
121
Concrete blocks
How to build a winning racer
122
Automobiles, Racing
Man who stops bullets
129
Carroll M. SMART, Automobiles, Armored
Swamp crop
134
Peat
Rough riders of the river
137
Lumbering, Lumberjacks
Flying-boat dry dock
146
Dry docks, Seaplanes
Submarine disaster school
148
Submarines (Safety measures)
Putting the ocean to work to help save metals at Kure beach
152
Corrosion and anticorrosives
Mural magic
154
M. B. PAUL, Photographic murals
Bee-sting harvest
161
Venom
Build-it-yourself concrete-block house
186
Building, Concrete houses
Ten home-laboratory short cuts
194
Chemistry (Experiments)
Window-sill gardens
199
Flower boxes, planters, etc
Homemade rattrap
203
RAT traps
Novel lawn sprinkler
205
Lawn sprinklers
Torchy, prize-winning jet speedster
206
Airplane models
Reflector wings control photo lighting
213
Photography (Light and lighting)
Know your torch
217
Blowtorches
Air-condition your car for summer driving
221
Automobiles (Air conditioning)
Electrochemistry of voltaic cells
228
Electric batteries, Electrochemistry
Record player for small children
234
Phonograph

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