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

I ride the Sno-cat
81
Snowcats (Machines)
Undersea television for British navy
90
Underwater television
Television city constructed in miniature
93
Architectural models
Ballet with lights
94
Photography of moving objects
Under the sea on a glider
97
Pierre VANLAER, Diving platforms, boards, etc

Tiny building and equipment illustrate fire-fighting lessons
102
Firefighters (Training)
Owners report on the '52 Lincoln
104
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
Perimeter heating
104
Heating equipment
Parachutes by the acre
112
Parachutes, Cargo
Engineering, the might of America
118
Engineering (History), Engineers
Hot rods burn up the desert
125
Automobile racing, Automobiles, Racing
Operation roll-up
130
Motor vehicles, Military, Munitions, Salvage (Waste)
Float in deep well detects earth tremors
136
Seismology, Wells
Push buttons set speed of freight cars rolling in automatic hump yard
138
Railroads (Switches, Freight cars)
Jungle diamonds to grind our toois
144
Diamond mines and mining
Jungle diamonds to grind our tools
144
Diamonds, Industrial, French-speaking Equatorial Africa
Baking decals on china
150
Richard DELANO, Pottery (Decoration)
Once a tin can
174
Tin cans
Modern cedar chest
178
Chests
Plan of the month: drawing bench
184
Drawing boards, tables, etc
Centrifugal film drier
187
Photography (Equipment)
U-control model plane
188
Airplane models (Control)
Condenser flash unit
201
Photography (Flash equipment)
Know your car's nervous system
202
Storage batteries
Roller conveyor for tilting-arbor saw
207
Saws and sawing
Bending sheet metal with a brake
220
Metal bending, Sheet metal
Beginner's two-tube a.c.-d.c. seven seas scout
228
Shortwave radio receivers
Pipe-line shipments separated by radioactive tracers
230
Pipelines, Radioactivity (Industrial use)

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