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

Danish candle
162
Candles
All aboard! pull-toy train
164
Model railroads
Mosaic-top sewing box
168
Sewing boxes, cases, etc
Kiddie kitchen
170
Furniture, Children's
Ring out the old
173
Christmas decorations

Performance report on the new Ford Fairlane
104
Automobiles
Aircraft-type supercharger for sports model F-85
108
Automobile engines
Must appliance repairs cost you so much?
112
Kitchen utensils and appliances (Maintenance and repair)
Skyhook saves stranded sailors
121
Life saving equipment
Football's fabulous foremen
124
Football
Gas turbine goes to sea
130
Gas turbines, Marine
Doughnut will drive protons to pieces
134
Synchrotrons
My most exciting moment
135
Igor Sikorsky
Guns for the blue and gray, from modern Italy
136
Firearms (History)
Wild animals pose here
141
Animals (Photographs)
They're farming super salmon
148
Lauren Russell DONALDSON, Salmon
Nativity in paper
154
Christmas cribs, Paper work (Art)
Ride 'em cowboy
159
Toys
Take-apart playhouse
160
Playhouses
Say it with silk
174
Christmas cards, Screen printing
Let there be light
179
Candles
Grow a yule tree with paper towels
180
Christmas trees
Household appliance fix-it file: electric coffeemaker
182
Coffee pots, percolators, etc
Five-minute car wash
184
Automobiles (Cleaning)
Regular lubrication pays off
190
Automobiles (Lubrication and lubricants)
Better carkeeping
194
Automobiles (Equipment)
Toe-touch air system for shop
198
Blowers (Machinery)
Light powers this electric motor
202
Electric motors, Solar collectors
Table-top slide viewer
204
Projectors
Stereo super-sorter
208
Amplifiers
For better fm reception, do you need dsr?
210
Radio receivers
Converting a half-wave rectifier to full-wave
211
Electric current rectifiers

Common terms and phrases