Popular Mechanics

Front Cover
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.
  

Browse all issues

Contents

They'll jump seventeen miles from the sky
97
United States Air Force Air Research and Development Command, Aviation research, Bailing out of airplanes, Balloon ascensions
Why all these hurricanes?
106
Hurricanes, Radar meteorology
Ships that buck the polar seas
114
Ice breaking vessels
He built a locomotive for a roommate
122
E. E. PALMER, Model railroads
Lincoln owners praise handling ease despite increased size of 1956 model
124
Automobiles
What's his line?
168
Pipe bending, Pipes, Aluminum
Transistors, the modern miracles
173
Transistors
Little giant transistor radio
174
Radio receivers
Transistors at work
176
Transistors
Build your home around a fireplace
177
Fireplaces

Clymer road tests the 1956 Lincoln
125
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
Guided missiles go to sea
131
Guided missiles, Warships
Powdered coal operates gasoline or diesel engine
137
Russell E. HARVEY, Pulverized coal
Cat tricksters of Ivan Messenger
141
Cats (Training)
Molded plastic house
143
Plastic houses
Undercover enemy, the khapra beetle
144
Beetles
Emergency bailouts
147
Bailing out of airplanes, Rocket sleds
Electronic printer brings high fidelity to photography
148
Photography (Processing)
Mobile studio follows the fairs
151
Mobile radio stations
Model A on the canal beat
152
Automobiles, Irrigation (Washington (State))
Tacan pinpoints position for airplane pilot
157
Air navigation, Radio in aviation
Ice rinks on wheels
158
Ice skating rinks
Perfect bass boat
162
Arthur E. REYNOLDS, Motor boats
Photo chemicals kept on tap
185
Photography (Studios and darkrooms)
Decorative stand for pocket watch
189
Watches
Keep home appliances running smoothly
190
Lubrication and lubricants
Patio lounge
193
Chairs
Harnessing your spring
197
Springs
Control termites
199
Termites
Easier and safer paint removal
205
Paint and varnish removers
Sense and nonsense
210
Senses and sensation
To hang a door
214
Doors
Cabinet stands
219
Machinery (Stands, tables, etc)
Better filing
222
Files and rasps
Tool-grinding fixture
230
Grinding machines

Common terms and phrases