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

Half century of miracles
81
Inventions, Twentieth century
Airline pilot rides the wagon trail
88
PROCTOR, Heath, Santa Fe Trail
Rainbow on the tv screen
97
Color television
Ride 'em kids! amusement park in Los Angeles
104
Playgrounds (Equipment)
Have fun at the dentist's
107
Dental equipment
CID, the army's crime bureau
166
United States Army Corps of Military Police
Heating with paint
170
Electric heating, Paint (Electric properties)
Tooled-leather writing case
174
Elma Waltner; 1912-., Leather work
Occasional furniture
181
Furniture
Eight-sided cupola improves garage roof lines
191
Cupolas

I fly faster than sound
108
Airplanes (Speed), Airplanes, Jet
Five-in-one instrument
114
Aviation equipment
Home is where they park it
115
Motor vehicles
Egg beater on ice
123
Ice shows
Caltech tunnel is fastest in world
124
Wind tunnels
Air gas stations stretch plane range
125
Airplane engines (Refueling)
Submarine launches guided missile
126
Guided missiles
Dry-land submarine school
127
Submarine warfare (Study and teaching)
Homestead on the range
133
Agriculture (Idaho), Homesteads
Four-acre rock garden near Bend, Ore
140
Rock gardens and gardening
Dizzy merry-go-round of industry
144
Centrifugal force, Centrifuges
On the trail of the bat
151
Bats
Camera with a roving eye
156
Motion picture cameras, Photography, Aerial
Oil drillers throw curves
160
Oil well drilling
Double-pencil lettering
193
Lettering
Window upkeep
194
Repairing, Windows
Tire care means long wear
202
Tires, Automobile (Care)
Outdoor gym
206
Exercise equipment, Gymnasiums (Equipment)
Positive negatives for projection
208
Transparencies
Transparency viewer doubles as retouching stand
211
Slides (Photography) (Viewers)
Sliding shaper jig
213
Jigs (Tools)
Variety of hammers for working soft metals
215
Hammers
Vapor-zone grinding
217
Grinding machines
Tractor low-load platform
222
Loading and unloading
Disk and spindle sander
224
Sanding and sanding equipment
Utility television today
229
Television receivers
No. 1 progressive all-wave overseas dxer for students
230
Radio receivers
Black tube for sharp-contrast tv pictures
232
Television receivers

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