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

New magic from test tubes
1
Chemistry, Technical, Products, New
Mummy foods for victory
8
Dried foods
Here come the Cats!
19
Airplanes, Military, Seaplanes, World War, 1939-1945 (Aerial operations)
Robot guardians of billions
28
Burglar alarms
Tank home built for war workers at $1,500
32
Houses

Mustang admirals in the making
34
United States Naval Reserve, RESERVE officers training corps
Tough guys
40
Hand-to-hand fighting
Guns on wheels
46
Artillery
Glass pinch-hits for the whole team
50
Glass
Riding the fast mail
56
Railway mail service
Battleship-carrier could guard itself in action
62
Aircraft carriers
Jungle mechanics
66
Africa (Indigenous peoples)
Adventures of the inshore patrol
74
Coast defenses
Backbone of the army
78
United States Army Infantry
12,000,000 meals a day
82
United States Quartermaster Corps
Floating drydock would hoist sunken vessels
89
Dry docks, Salvage (Ships)
Cable unit to raise sub is among new patents
91
Submachine guns
Fighting that tired feeling
92
Fatigue, Hygiene
Nest of tables
121
Tables
War-game shooting target
123
Targets
Two bric-a-bric cabinets for wall or corner
125
Cabinets (Furniture)
Pirate-chest cigarette dispenser
127
Smoking accessories
Photographer's edge printer borders your photos
130
Photographs
High-speed flexible-shaft grinder fits compound rest on lathe
135
Grinding machines
Adjustable stop unit fits on shaper or jointer
137
Jointers (Woodworking machinery), Shapers (Machinery)
Simple storage-battery repair you can make
139
Storage batteries
Jigs for sharpening circular saws
141
Jigs (Tools), Saws and sawing, Sharpening of tools
Shortcuts in die making
146
Taps and dies
Two modern crystal sets for beginners
156
Radio receivers
Radio receiver acts as automatic fire warden
158
Fire alarms, Radio receivers

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