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

Comet on rails
9
Union Pacific RR., Railroads (Train speed)
British victor in air classic
15
Airplanes (Design)
Fighting mobs and crime with tear gas
17
Tear gas
Lure of puzzle inventing
20
Inventions, Puzzles
President on the air
28
Franklin Delano Roosevelt; 1882-1945, Radio broadcasting

Dam building, waste or progress?
34
Dams, Hydroelectric power
Sikorsky sees dawn-to-dusk trans-Atlantic flights by airliners
44
Igor Sikorsky, Aviation, Seaplanes
Robot sentinels guard ship from fire hazard
50
Steamships and steamboats (Fires and fire prevention)
Telling the world in light
56
Electric signs
Amazing return of the bikes
62
Bicycles
Is your driving touch modern?
66
Automobile driving
How singers for radio are made in studio
70
Radio broadcasting (Music), Singers
Britain bids for Atlantic blue ribbon
76
Steamships and steamboats
Race horse dope racket
82
Horse racing, Narcotics
X-ray, the master of magic
90
X rays
Hand-carved mahogany buffet
115
Buffets, sideboards, etc. (Furniture), Wood carving
Model-ship grating bars alined accurately
119
Ship and boat models
Dress up for Christmas
120
Christmas decorations
Magnets move actors on this miniature stage
130
Toys
Building model locomotives
134
Model railroads (Locomotives)
Belt sander run by drill press
141
Sanding and sanding equipment
How to use wood-turning tools
147
Turning (Machine work)
Simple methods to caseharden iron and steel
152
Case hardening
Ignition tester for the garage
157
Automobile engines (Ignition)

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