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

Inventor in a carriage house
81
James Henry RAND; 1886-., Inventions
Japan electrifies the gas buggy
88
Automobile industry (Japan), Automobiles, Electric
Forest killers are on the run
92
Forests and forestry, Spraying and dusting, Trees (Diseases and pests)
Masterpieces in miniature
97
August CRABTREE, Ship and boat models
Sea-going eggbeaters
102
Propellers
Kiddie roller coaster
174
Roller coasters
Carved wall vase
183
Vases
Inexpensive windows for your lake cottage
184
Windows
Twin-ball letter holder
193
Desk furnishings
Curio cabinet
195
Cabinets (Furniture)

Broncos with rubber tires
106
Truck drivers, Truck driving
Suicide Simon
114
Leopold SIMON, Stunts
Manhattan's aluminum Venus on Parke-Bernet galleries
118
Wheeler Williams; 1897-1972, Casting (Sculpture)
Mapping a molecule
124
Boron hydrides, Molecules
Look a typhoon in the eye
133
Airplanes in meteorology, Typhoons
Conquered, a cantankerous crop
144
Pineapples
Boom in tongue-twisting metals
150
Rare earths
When oil wells run dry
156
Oil shales, Petroleum engineering
Jewels from mastodon tusks
162
Jack ELLIOTT, Jewelry, Mastodons
FBI road show
166
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Police (Training)
Packers also sell meat
172
Packing houses, Waste products
Lamp costumer for children
197
Lamps
Motorizing an old reed organ
201
Organ
Chinese-modern fire screen
204
Screens (Furniture)
Candid recordings
206
Microphones, Sound (Recording and reproducing)
On-the-spot darkroom
209
Photography (Studios and darkrooms)
Shadowless reflector
211
Reflectors (Lighting)
Combine cutter bar operated electrically
218
Harvesting machinery
Bandsawed castings
223
Saws and sawing
1950 little giant is a complete fm receiver
230
Radio receivers
Power units for phone transmitter
232
Radio transmitters (Power supply)

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