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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Report from Antarctica
90
Navy Antarctic Expeditions, Polar research, Antarctic regions
Bombing by radar rivals eye method
95
Aviation, Military
Ideas jell here
96
CALIFORNIA institute of technologySchool of industrial design
One man operates nerve center to control air traffic
98
Air traffic control
Conveyor switch
99
Conveying equipment
Plastic and aluminum auto
167
Automobiles
Tiny electric sewing machine
167
Sewing machines
1947 boat show
168
Boats and boating
Sheet metal murals
172
Mural painting and decoration
Automatic fire fighter for range stops fuel and puts out flames
173
Fire prevention

6500-pound drag shaves steep bank
99
Excavating machinery
Dial on metal tape rule holder
99
Measuring equipment
Who says it's a sissy game?
100
Volleyball
5000-mile fighter carries largest droppable tanks
104
Airplanes (Fuel tanks)
Uranium rods will feed rayproof atomic power plant at Oak Ridge
104
Nuclear power plants
Build-it-yourself house
105
Jacques BROWNSON, Houses, Building
Here is the home that millions want
105
Houses, Building
Portrait doll
113
Dolls
Quonsets converted to peace
114
Quonset huts
Double-deck streets planned in England
115
Elevated highways, Roads (Great Britain)
Impact wrench for mechanics operates without torque
115
Wrenches
Death Valley patrol
116
Death Valley (Calif. and Nev.)
Multipurpose earthmover has an armlike boom
121
Excavating machinery
Printed guides for phonograph records
122
Phonograph records
PX train serves Gis in Japan
122
UNITED STATESArmy/Post exchanges
Iron rammer drives fence posts into unprepared ground
123
Fence posts
Pliofilm cradle in shipping cases protects fruits and vegetables
123
Packing for shipment
Inside the Flying Wing
124
Airplanes, Military
Computing machine figures outdoor distance of indoor drives
125
Golf
Shrinkable plastic provides tight-fitting cover for golf clubs
125
Plastics
Synthetic metals to order
126
Carbides, Metal powders
Navy's supersonic test tube
131
Airplanes, Military
Hydraulic press for tile making
132
Hydraulic presses
Enlarging and copying jobs speeded by quick-centering easel
132
Photography (Equipment)
Date workers get a lift
133
Dates (Fruit), Fruit (Harvesting)
Age doesn't count on the speedway
134
Automobile racing
Midget vehicles in Italy
138
Automobiles
Camera snaps, develops and projects pictures within 15 seconds
139
Cameras, Photography (Processing)
Jeep covered with cockpit section of plane makes all-weather auto
140
Automobiles
Automatic brewing robot
140
Coffee pots, percolators, etc
Jack pulls car off ground
140
Jacks
Smartest ship afloat! the Wanderer
141
Radar in navigation, Ships
Fish helps catch himself with trip-lever hook
146
Fishing tackle
Rocket-powered craft steers by turning jet
146
Jet propulsion
Hobbyist of the month
148
Hobbies
Hobbyist of the month, Smiley Burnette
148
Smiley BURNETTE, Hobbies, Workshops
Water from twin wells flows through one hole
152
Artesian wells
Shower bath for iron horse uses 2400 gallons a minute
152
Locomotives (Cleaning)
Model built in half hour
156
Airplane models
Four-ounce golf club carrier
156
Golf clubs (Equipment)
Land comes back
157
Soil conservation
Sleek convertible assembled from scrapped car and airplane parts
162
Automobiles
Electrons identify metals
162
Metals (Testing)
Roll-away map aids flyers
163
Aviation charts
Bearings make unique chessmen
163
Chess
Helium traces leaks in huge transformers
163
Electric transformers
Garden zoo in Crete, Neb
164
Cedar, Pruning
Nylon sea anchor
166
Anchors
Robot baseball pitcher
166
Baseball
Combined fishing rod and reel
173
Fishing tackle
Cleaning fluid operates hand-guided Mexican tractor
173
Tractors
Dinners without drudgery
174
Frozen foods
What's new in tackle
178
Fishing tackle
Cork-insulated hamper
179
Picnics (Equipment)
No fumbling for pencils
179
Pencils
Plastic liner in drill pipes stops oil well corrosion
179
Pipes (Protection)
Cars are parked automatically by push-button elevator
180
Automobile parking
Turning laminated bowls
182
Turning (Machine work), Laminated wood
Resin glues mixed and applied through waxpaper cone
185
Glue
Three useful articles from bamboo sections
185
Arts and crafts
Eight uses for bricks
186
Bricks
Water marks easily removed
188
Furniture (Maintenance and repair)
Two-handed operation of pump
188
Pumps
Adhesive-tape repair for tent
188
Tents
Book for your surplus stamps
189
Postage stamps (Catalogs)
Single-board bathroom cabinet
195
Cabinets (Furniture)
Flower box is cut from standard width metal
195
Flower boxes, planters, etc
Rest eases strain for gardener
195
Garden equipment
Light bulb used as fire bomb
197
Fire prevention
Shiplap is used for siding
197
Siding (Building)
Dye your plastics any color
198
Plastics
Quarter-round molding planed to fit over obstruction
200
Moldings (Architecture)
Shovel with detachable handle can be carried in car
200
Shovels, spades, etc
Varied sizes of soldering irons
200
Solder and soldering (Equipment)
Cork holder for fishing flies
201
Fishing tackle
Kitchen wastebasket swings underneath sink
201
Wastebaskets
Pointers on soap-box racer design
202
Soap box derbies
Come clean!
206
Automobile engines (Cooling), Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Screwdriver shank is insulated with rubber tubing
210
Screwdrivers
Antique utensil smoking set
210
Smoking accessories
Roll top from discarded desk handy on workbench
210
Workbenches
How's your reflex?
211
Cameras
Drawers in closet-step unit
216
Closets
Multiple hanger for trousers
216
Clothes hangers
Shock absorber on fishline breaks impact of hard strike
216
Fishing tackle
Friction sawing--10 times faster
217
Saws and sawing
Moving materials is simplified by using stairway ramp
219
Ramps
Saddle-bag box keeps tools at hand on rung of ladder
219
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Farmette, the odd-job tractor
220
Tractors
Wire mesh applied at corners rodent-proofs poultry house
227
Poultry houses
Multiple tool rack hangs down from edge of greasing pit
227
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Auto-tire rim buried in ground supports free end of gate
228
Gates
Tires inspected with mirror
228
Tires, Automobile (Testing)
Zinc electroplating for the home workshop
229
Zinc plating
Pen flashlight illuminates level in hard-to-see corners
232
Flashlights
Converter unit for the new FM band
233
Frequency changers
Beginner's low-cost progressive receiver
234
Radio receivers
How to care for your record player
236
Phonograph

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