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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

He goes banging through sound
65
Noville Frederick DUKE, Airplanes (Speed, Testing)
Old Smoky forging press forerunner of bigger machines
70
Presses
Two-nation power pool
71
Electric transmission
Giant jaws unload ore ship
74
Hoisting equipment, Iron ores (Transportation)
They call it spin fishing
81
Fishing, Fishing tackle
They're off! portable starting gate
143
Horse racing
Houses built of reeds
144
Building materials
Basket-weave fence and gate
149
Fences
Contemporary bamboo furniture
150
Bamboo furniture
Ghost of old
158
Model railroads

Punched tape controls airplane in flight
89
Airplanes (Control)
Voice that crosses the Pacific
90
Radio, Military
Submarine sled
92
Submarines
500 as the experts see it
94
Automobile racing, Automobiles, Racing
Marines unveil Mighty Mite
100
Trucks, Military
What became of the shelter belt?
102
Windbreaks
Owners report on the '53 Plymouth
110
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
Instrument converts voice into color panels
116
Sound equipment, Speech (Study and teaching)
Bank on wheels takes to the road in Puerto Rico
118
Mobile banks, Banks and banking (Puerto Rico)
Back-yard express
119
Model railroads
Industry's private detectives
120
Laboratories
New Zealand harnesses its Yellowstone
130
Geothermal resources, Steam power, New Zealand
Sports cars have a field day
134
Automobile driving, Automobiles
They weigh the dew
140
Dew, Lysimeters
Floor fan doubles as end table
166
Tables
Plan of the month
168
Magazine stands, racks, etc
Jigsawed wren house
171
Birdhouses
How to install dormers
172
Windows
Camper's cabinet kitchen
180
Camping (Equipment)
Car-top sleeper
182
Automobiles (Camping equipment)
Reducing flood damage to your car
186
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Light-spot pointer
193
Flashlights
Jeep dozer
195
Snow plows
Servicing vibrator charger
197
Storage batteries (Charging)
Plane know-how
201
Planes and planing
Wirespondents use talking letters
211
Tape recorders and recording
How to build an applause meter
212
Electric meters

Common terms and phrases