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

How many feathers on an eagle?
90
Competitions
Ben Franklin, trail blazer for inventors
99
Benjamin Franklin (American statesman and scientist.); 1706-1790
Midget monorail
103
Monorail railroads
Air-dropped robot broadcasts weather
104
Meteorological equipment
House of foam
106
Plastic houses
$2,000,000 fish bowl
168
Aquariums
African images from an Ohio back yard
174
C. O. PARSONS, Wood carving
French drive aboard airliner
176
Airplanes
Tattle tapes
179
Tape recordings
Wire your home for sound
180
Loudspeakers

Water sports take to the air
108
Gliders (Aviation)
They graduate under water
109
Diving, Submarine (Study and teaching), Diving equipment
Rambler has everything new, even a hardtop wagon
116
Automobiles
Traffic tunnels under Greenland's icecap to supply our Arctic outposts
118
Tunnels, Underground structures, United States (Armed Forces, Forces in Greenland)
Winter is the best time for fishing
124
Fishing, Winter, Shelters
Small car still king on European highways
130
Automobiles
We're running out of airspace
131
Airways, Air traffic control, Flight simulators
Owners report on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
140
Automobiles
Clymer tests the 300SL.
140
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles (Testing)
Radio towers crank up to the sky
148
Radio towers
Stay alive in the great outdoors
152
Camping, Woodworking
Hot-line men never trust to luck
158
Electric lines (Maintenance and repair), Linemen (Electric workers)
Lychee, fruit with a future
166
Litchi
Lazy-susan bookcase-lamp
183
Electric lamps
Whatnot cabinet made from window shutters
185
Cabinets (Furniture)
One-evening projects
187
Woodworking (Projects)
Shots in the dark
192
Photography, Night
Wooden-utensil holder
199
Kitchen utensils and appliances
Patterncraft
200
Shoeshine boxes
Slide and exerciser
202
Playgrounds (Equipment)
Old-time pull-cord arrangement actuates doorbell push button
211
Doorbells, chimes, etc
Cleaning hints
212
House cleaning
Service your own carburetor
216
Carburetors
Portable one-motor workshop
221
Routing machines
How to use metal tubing
229
Metal tubes

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