Historical Art PhotoNews Posters Circa 1946 - 1952
Offers Always Considered
Giant Mirrors Eliminate Traffic Hazards
New Cars - A Quarter At A Time
This is a model of the "Road-A-Scope" shown at the National Safety Congress in Chicago. Innovation consists of two bill bard-sized mirrors placed at angles of intersections with blind comers. It is being tested in Phoenix, Arizona, and is very successful.
Max Tauber, Chicago auto dealer, is sponsoring a pay-as-you-drive plan like the quarter gas meter of old. The meter (arrow) is hooked up to the ignition system and can be set so that your quarter deposits will meet your monthly installment payments.
Newest Examples Of The Automatic Machine Age
Baby-Sitting By Remote Control
Test Of New Fire Escape Device Proves Successful
Pigeon Hole Parking
New Gadget Puts End To Bawling Out Waiters
Car-Top Bedroom Aids Travel Comfort
Mechanical Hands For Radioactive Work
“Children’s Television Set”
At left is a new automatic coin-in-the-slot ice vending station in service in Washington, D.C. It dispenses ice cubes, crushed ice, or 25-50 pound blocks. Right, electronic device in Penn Station, N.Y., makes railroad reservations on any one of 60 trains for a period of 60 days in a matter of 30 seconds.
1. Taking care of five youngsters while parents are out is easy for Major and Mrs. Jean L. Wood with radio hook-up he has installed in homes of Columbia U. veteran students in Shank's Village, N.Y. 2. Some of the equipment. 3. & 4. Cribs, playpens and other places are "wired for sound". When a baby cries it comes over a speaker and the sitter "goes to the rescue".
Photos show Irving Bassett., 65, of Saginaw, Mich., stepping out of a nine-story window of the Hotel Biltmore, Atlanta, Ga., and sliding to safety on a new device invented by him and his brothers. It consists of a 38-story steel ribbon on a reel strapped onto the body and easily anchored to the ordinary hotel window sill.
This is a new device for parking cars, demonstrated by Sanders Brothers of Spokane, Washington. A car can be picked up by the lift, left, and placed on the top deck in 2 minutes. Racks, side by side in a garage, could triple parking accommodations.
1. An ingenious device called the "Menumat" invented by Arthur Davis, Hollywood, enables diners to push buttons for what they want. 2. The inventor, left, checker and chef, note the orders on indicator in kitchen. 3. Device on table gives diner choice of 80 items, with no chance for waiter to get order wrong.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Cass, Columbus, Ohio, demonstrate the unique "carbana" invented by Mr. Casso. Bedroom and porch "roof, inflatable mattress, springs, screened windows, etc., fold up into a neat bundle carried on top of the car. Left, getting bedroom set up is only a matter of minutes.
Mechanical hands which can perform delicate chemical experiments in dangerous radioactive area, while the operator is safe in the next room, have been developed by John Payne of GE's Atomic Power Division. 1. Drilling with brace and bit. 2. Pouring glass of milk. 3. Operator mixes chemicals by remote control.
Four-year old Leah Kaufman, Chicago, watches the antics of the character on the screen as record plays Raggedy Ann songs. A cardboard strip holding 17 frames of 16 mm film is attached to a disk that is synchronized with the record,and a picture is projected on to the screen every 11 seconds.
You Can Get Almost Anything From A Coin Machine
Amusement and vending machines automatically operated by coins do better than a billion dollar business yearly! Newest are: ,. Drop-kicking machine that records yardage. 2. Getting vacation tan at the comer drug store for a dime. 3. Coin operated shuffle board, popular in lodges and clubs.
Washington· So small it fits in the hand, this radio receiver and transmitter, with detachable aerial (above), will transmit and receive spoken messages over distances greater than 200 years. Developed by the U.S. Army Signal Corps, the eleven-ounce set is believed to be the only radio of its size that contains, in one package, all necessary component parts including the power supply.
Machine Lays 4,000 Bricks In 8 Hours
New Fire-Resisting Suit Made Of Glass
Electronic Umpire Tested At Brooklyn Camp
Electric Arm And And For Amputees “Almost Human”
New Device Enables U.S. Soldiers To See In The Dark
Dean W.T. Jones, right, of Tuskegee Institute, Montgomery, Ala., inspects a new mechanical device which it is said will step up brick construction, cutting manual effort in half and saving 36 cents per square foot in labor cost of wall construction.
1. Volunteer fireman Clarence Wallace, wearing new protective suit designed for the U.S. Air Force for us in aircraft crash fires, walks into a flaming oil and gasoline fire at Wright-Patterson field, Dayton, O. 2. Emerging unharmed by the 2400 degree heat. 3. Suit is made of 18 layers of glass fibers, and silver and aluminum foil.
"Kill the Umpire" may soon be a dead issue if experiments with an "electric eye", concealed in home plate, prove successful. Left: Umpires Stewart and Donastelli kiddingly protest. Center: Peewee Reese tries it out. Right: Branch Rickey, 1., examines instrument which records strikes and balls.
1. Amputee demonstrates new artificial arm and hand, developed by the International Business Machines engineers, which can do work, write, type, light cigarettes, throw, drive, etc. 2. a 5 1/3 ounce motor, carried in the pocket, supplies the electric energy. 2. Plastic-nylon hands. Middle and index fingers are power-driven. 4. Pneumatic bladders in a special insole enable amputee to control six motions by pressure of foot and toes.
Called "the sniperscope" the electronic equipment worn by this GI driver enables him to drive 30 miles an hour without lights in pitch darkness. Based on the infra red ray principle, the apparatus weighs only four pounds and when attached to a rifle, it enables our soldiers to spot a sniper in the dark as far as 100 yards away.
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Edison Shrine Readied For Public
A preview of what the public will see when the laboratory of the famous inventory, Thomas A. Edison, at Orange, N.J., is opened to the public on February 11th, his birthday. Among the inventions perfected here were motion pictures, incandescent and fluorescent lighting, phonograph, storage batteries, electric generators, hearing aids, and 1,100 others.