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

Parade of station wagons
100
Automobiles
Race of the airliners
113
Airlines, Airplanes (Speed)
We'll plant a village on the South pole
120
Antarctic exploration
Home built from waste lumber
125
Houses, Building materials
First aid for an ailing bridge
126
New York (N.Y.) (Bridges)
Building of a car
196
Automobiles (Manufacture)
More miles to the gallon
201
Automobile driving, Automobile engines (Energy usage)
Power tune-up for peak performance
205
Automobile engines
Planter-desk
209
Desks
Hand-carved mirror frame
217
Mirror frames and framing

Okinawa's fireman in armor
131
Explosives, Fire engines, Okinawa Island (Japan)
Tahiti artist carves pearl shells
132
Henri BOUVIER, Shellwork
Circarama
135
Motion picture screens
Model railroad in a chicken house
137
Model railroads
Soilless farm on a city lot
142
Hydroponics
Test tv traffic control
146
Closed circuit television, Television in traffic control
Ballon wheel dumps leaflets
151
Balloons
Seattle police patrol an underwater beat
152
Diving, Submarine, Seattle (Wash.) (Police)
He keeps the trolleys alive
158
Alfred L. HUGHES, Model railroads
Sports cars of the world
160
Automobiles
Parade of '56 and '57 cars
170
Automobiles
This year's crop of dream cars
186
Automobiles
How to win stock-car races
188
Automobile racing
Citroen DS19, the year's most original car
192
Automobiles
Why do people buy the cars they do?
194
Automobiles, Consumers
Nail polish does it
218
Nail polish
High-speed print drier
221
Photography (Equipment)
Wall cabinet has mail rack
225
Cabinets (Furniture)
Chili, superhot midget hydroplane
226
Ship and boat models
Wire animals for your den or cabin walls
231
Wire sculpture
Rustic nameboard
233
Nameplates
Year-round uses for weed burners
235
Flame throwers
Make your own copying table
239
Photography (Equipment)
Heavy-duty drill press
241
Drills
Alignment chart calculator for lumber
247
Nomography, WOOD (Measurement)
Do your own home-plumbing jobs
250
Plumbing
On the market
260
Products, New
What's new in electronics
261
Electronics
Versatile installation unhitches tv receiver
262
Television antennas
Recipe-box continuity checker finds open filaments
264
Television equipment

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