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

Palomar opens its eye
81
California Institute of Technology Astrophysical Observatory
Beauty shop for boats
86
Boatbuilding
Take the wheel of a new Hudson
88
Automobiles
Sternwheeler still rules the river
92
RIVER traffic, Steamships and steamboats
Fluid in magnetic clutch solidifies to transmit power
97
Magnetic clutches

Attacking the mysteries of the atom
98
Nuclear research
Electric guillotine finishes off obsolete navy planes
103
AIRPLANES (Wrecking)
Torpedo speedway
104
Torpedoes
Marathon phonograph
107
Phonograph
Jet roost on a flattop
108
Airplanes, Military (Landing and take-off on carriers)
Bomber carries jet fighters
112
Airplanes, Military
Two buses plus porch make attractive home
113
Houses
Detroit never satisfies them
114
Automobile engines, Automobiles, Racing
Plastic parts give soldiers X-ray view of weapons and engines
121
Engine models
Judging the Olympics
122
Olympic Games, 1948 (London, England), Sports officiating
Iron pack horse
128
Trucks
Boats speed over water with V-shaped wings
129
Boats and boating
House of steel
130
Steel houses
Plastic newspaper cuts made in four minutes
131
Photoengraving
Wilderness unspoiled
132
Olympic National Park (Wash.)
Stripped landing craft becomes car ferry
139
Ferries
Strapping a tanker
142
Tankers
Flattop dons civvies as speedy freighter
144
Freighters
Can we save our trees?
145
Trees (Diseases and pests)
Fisherman's page
154
Fishing tackle
Portrait of the Constitution, flying transport
156
Airplanes
Lion hunt
161
Hunting, Pumas
Bar-b-q cart
178
Barbecue cooking, Metalwork (Projects)
Steering gears for outboards
181
Motor boats
Self adjusting motor mount
183
Electric motors (Mounting)
Neat wall shelf
183
Shelves and racks
Model your home before you build
184
House models
War-surplus ship's bell serves as dinner bell
188
Bells
Children's seesaw utilizes oil drum
189
Seesaws
Outsmarting the catfish
190
Fishing
Lawn-sprinkler shutoff
193
Sprinklers
Photograph your favorite flowers
194
Flowers (Photographs)
Film-tank agitator of pipe is motor driven
197
Photography (Equipment)
It's for golfers only
198
Golf clubs (Equipment)
Gauge blocks
201
Gages
Spreader for dry fertilizer
209
Fertilizer spreaders
Fixture aids accurate setting of shaper knives
213
Cutting tools
Letter press of pipe fittings for the home shop
215
Presses
Watch out for warping
217
WOOD (Shrinkage and swelling)
Lightweight fm handie talkie
221
Radiotelephone
Three-way four-tube portable vacation receiver
222
Portable radio receivers
Large-screen television
224
Projection television
Handle locks flush with surface
254
Locks and keys

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