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

Imperiled sentinels of the deep
163
Collisions at sea, Lightships, Nautical equipment
Wings for the iron horse
170
Locomotives, Railroads (Trains)
Stretchable paper may cut printing costs
176
Printing, Typewriting
Earthquake is made to order for the movies
193
Motion pictures (Setting and scenery)
Highway robbery: new style
194
Gasoline
World's largest main street
248
Pan American Highway System
Electric welding joins steel without a seam
252
Electric welding
Sea phone aids rescue of submarine crews, water parachute lifts survivors to surface
254
Submarines (Safety measures)
Compact receiver for s-w listeners
261
Shortwave radio receivers
Five-tube all-electric auto receiver
262
Automobiles (Radio equipment), Radio receivers

Lottery and numbers racket
200
Lotteries
Thrills of model railroading
204
Model railroads
Inter-car signaling lights make driving safer
209
Automobiles (Safety measures)
Treasure hunters
212
Salvage (Ships)
Mail plane replaces dog team in far North
217
Air mail service
Shot in arm makes golf ball more lively
218
Golf balls
Secrets of the black chamber
220
Cryptography
Most powerful broadcasting car in the world
226
Automobiles (Radio equipment), Radio equipment
Bus for desert trip carries own supplies
229
Buses
Bringing in the big ones
230
Pilots and pilotage, New York (N.Y.) (Harbor)
Multiple piano provides for group teaching
235
Piano (Study and teaching)
Land cruising de luxe
236
Bus travel, Buses
From cowboy to speed champion
242
Lee S. MILES, Airplane racing
Giant ears of corn produced from nubbins
246
Corn, Hybridization, Inbreeding
Inlay your own portrait in wood
267
Inlay
Diving platform made from oil drums
273
Diving platforms, boards, etc
Secrets of making marionettes
274
Puppets and puppet plays
Backyard chicken ranch
283
Poultry houses
Sea saucer, small sailboat
285
Boatbuilding, Sailboats
Feathercraft gives new sport to swimmers
288
Aquatic sports
Room cooler
291
Cooling
Ideas from the garden architect
294
Garden houses, shelters, etc, Landscape architecture, Garden ornaments
Wheeled terrace table for garden lunches
298
Tables
Cast cement lily and fish pool
299
Garden ponds
Work benches you can build
301
Workbenches
Repairing electric appliances
306
Household appliances (Maintenance and repair)
Workshop sander made from auto parts
313
Sanding and sanding equipment
Locating those elusive knocks
317
Automobile engines

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