Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s 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

Science hq of the navy
89
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Underground New York
94
New York (N.Y.) (Subways)
Heirlooms made to order
96
Pottery, American
Belt line for gravel
99
Road machinery
Fancy freighters ride Ol' Man River
100
Barges, Tugboats
Ducks by the acre
171
Hollis V. WARNER, Ducks
Easy-to-make vanity stool
178
Stools
Attractive four-piece picture frame
179
Picture frames and framing
Two-way shelf
181
Shelves and racks
Going up! ski tow
186
Skiing

Test your science i.q
105
Mathematics (Problems, exercises, etc)
First aid for bowlers
106
Bowling
Mapping planes fly aerial chalk line
113
Mapping, Aerial
Beans by the mile
114
Agricultural equipment, Lima beans
Flying trouble spotters
117
Airplanes in patrol work
Atomic-ray counter
121
Radioactivity (Measurement)
Salt-water railroad
122
SEATRAINS.
Water bombs for forest fires
126
Airplanes in forest fire control
Whole oranges handled by automatic juicer
128
Juicers
Policing the Bering sea
129
United States Coast Guard, Bering Sea
Stereoscopic camera moves during exposure
135
3-D photography
There's magic up your sleeve
137
Magic
Old craftsman preserves the wheelwright's trade
144
Wheels
Industry has a million eyes
148
Scientific photography, Industrial photography
Drill press doubles as wood lathe
152
Drills
Paradise for sidewalk superintendents
153
Excavating machinery
Bombing the desert with seed
165
Airplanes in agriculture, SEED pellets, Seeding
Pewter bonbon dish typifies homespun craft
191
Pewter
Winter bouquets from your summer garden
192
Everlasting flowers
Turn this novel thread holder
195
Woodworking (Projects)
Shotgun chokes and gauges
196
Firearms
Jet, iceboat for boys
202
Ice boats and ice boating
Three simple reels for developing movie film
205
Motion picture photography (Developing and developers)
Constant-flow print washer
207
Darrell WARD, Photography (Equipment)
Power drag saw
211
Saws and sawing
Hints on buying used motorcycles
214
Motorcycles
Power-tool short cuts
218
Machine tools
Handy kinks for hand grinders
223
Grinding machines
Accurate circles are cut with jigsaw fixture
225
Jig saws
File it faster
226
Files and rasps
Twelve-tube super covers nine bands
229
Superheterodyne receivers
6SG7 signal booster increases sensitivity of short-wave receivers
230
Radio transmission
Proposed phone-television system
232
Television

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