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

When the railroads say let's go!
1
Railroads (Cars)
Our wallop on wings
10
Airplanes, Military (Armaments)
Ships against the sea
18
United States Navy, Typhoons
Wood and glue form a new team
27
Building materials, Buildings, Prefabricated, Glue, Plywood
Oil for the tanks in China
33
Petroleum pipelines, World War, 1939-1945 (Aid to China, United States)
Big Mo calls her shots
82
Warships
Tricks of fixing electric clocks
89
Clocks, Electronic
Multiple train control
97
Model railroads
Craftwork in plastics
100
Arts and crafts, Plastics
Boomerangs are fun
108
Boomerangs

Blitz bungalows
39
Houses, Prefabricated
Bailey bridge keeps army rolling over rivers
40
Bridges, Iron and steel
Digging the mushrooms of war
44
Mines, Military
Ships on wheels
48
Ships (Maintenance and repair)
Land of mystery
50
Baja California (Mexico)
Fishless fishing is fun
60
Fishing
Riding the gas bag patrol
65
Airships, Rescue work
Boats from rope
72
Boats and boating
Talking over waves
76
Carrier current transmission
Spun-sugar plastics
80
Plastics
Useful articles for the home made of scrap wood
110
Woodworking
Masks for wall plaques molded on modeled clay base
112
Masks
What primer to select
115
Painting, Industrial and practical
300 pounds of fish per acre
118
Fish culture, Ponds
Auto jeck adjusts saw depth
123
Saws and sawing
Bench jig for motor repairs
129
Jigs (Tools)
How of hand filing
130
Files and rasps
Two-way radio in taxicabs
141
Taxicabs (Radio equipment)
Phono-radio combination for a child's room
142
Radio receivers (Phonograph combination)
Pocket model wire recorder
144
Sound (Recording and reproducing)

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