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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

Navy's watch on the Rhine
1
United States Navy, Landing craft, World War, 1939-1945 (Campaigns and battles, Western), Rhine River
Steerable-wing plane
8
George Spratt, Airplanes (Control, Design)
When we build roads again
11
Highway engineering, Road machinery
Turbine locomotives challenge Diesel power
17
Locomotives
Train that follows the fleet
18
United States Navy
Diving for oil: Lake Maracaibo
82
Oil wells, Petroleum (Venezuela)
Drop-leaf phone stand
89
Norbert ENGELS, Tables
How to use bronze powders
96
Bronzing
Fire alarm rings when retaining cord burns
99
Fire alarms
Folding screens
100
Screens (Furniture)

At home in the jungle
27
United States Army (Equipment), Jungles
Wings for the family?
33
Airplanes (Private ownership)
Railroading under the blitz
40
Railroads (Great Britain)
Blackout in the sky
44
Solar eclipses, Sunspots, Moon
Zero in the kitchen
51
Frozen foods
Deepest well explores three miles of inner earth
56
Oil wells
Floating base shops follow Pacific invaders
57
Ships (Maintenance and repair)
They fly rings around the world
58
Radio in aviation, UNITED STATESAir force, Army/Transport command
Blessed event in a shipyard
65
Ships (Launching)
Ditching the B-29
69
Airplanes (Ditching)
Flashing the news from the front
78
PRESS wireless, incorporated, Radio broadcasting (News)
No dust may enter here
80
Eastman Kodak Co, Dust, Emulsions (Photography)
Rocking birds
103
Toys
Color magic with black light
106
Electric lamps, Mercury vapor, Fluorescence, Ultraviolet rays
Radio cabinet transformed into desk or vanity
113
Furniture, Remodeled, Radio receivers (Cabinets)
Restoring old prints
117
Engraving, Prints
Pattern pictures
120
Composition (Art)
What do you suggest?
124
Surplus products
Making the most of your drill press
125
Drills
Pointers on clamping glued joints
132
Clamps, Joints (Carpentry)
Large screen home television
141
Television receivers
Two low-cost crystal sets for experimenters
142
Radio receivers
Electronic tubes for postwar applications
144
Cathode ray tubes, Vacuum tubes

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