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

Made-to-order plants
1
Hybridization, PLANTSDisease resistance
Sharp eye of locomotive is precision-ground
5
Locomotives (Lighting)
Spectacular fireworks turn night into beauty
9
Fireworks
Fire under your hood
20
Diesel engines
Death guards lost gold of Dutchman mine
24
Gold mines and mining
Upside-down dam cuts floods in middle
88
Dams
Secrets of the singing crystals
90
Piezoelectricity, POTASSIUM sodium tartrate
Pillow speaker for bed, chair or couch
97
Loudspeakers
Tune with comfort
98
Radio receivers (Cabinets)
Cathode-ray tube for visual radio set testing
100
Cathode ray tubes, Radio receivers (Testing)

Rope spinning for health
26
Rope tricks
Yachtsmen go to school
34
Sailing, Yachts and yachting
Thrill hunters of the air lanes
40
Radio performers, Radio broadcasting
Liner of the future
46
Ocean liners
Plowing into the bottom of the sea
49
Cable laying and supply ships
Making jobs for the big hook
50
Railroads (Crossings, Accidents)
Complete model railway is built for movie
54
Model railroads
Hay fever and how to escape it
55
Oren C. DURHAM, Hay fever, Pollen, Ragweed
Beating action with your camera
60
Cameras, Photography
Modern alchemists produce riches from scraps
66
Amino acids
Emergencies at sea
72
Marine engineering
Transatlantic flying wing to offer luxury
78
Airplanes (Design)
Variety in your magic
82
Magic
Barrel smoking set
103
Smoking accessories
Garden chaise longue on wheels
108
Chaise longues
Outdoor living rooms
111
Decks, patios, terraces, etc, Living rooms
Mounting the fish you catch
114
Fish, Taxidermy
Roll-top picnic table
119
Tables
Photo flashes for daytime shots
121
Photography, Flashlight
Chemical servants ease home tasks
124
Chemistry, Household
Your own weather bureau for a dollar
131
Meteorological equipment
Brazing bandsaw blades
139
Brazing
Store your lumber flat
143
Woodbins, racks, etc, Workshops
Wind-driven generator charges batteries
146
Electric generators, Storage batteries (Charging)
Density meter gives exposure time from color negatives
153
Photography (Equipment, Processing)
Cleaning the upholstery in your car
157
Cleaning, Upholstery

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