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August
In This Issue - So You Want A Helicopter?; Railroad Fans On The Loose; Greased Lightning Strikes The Flats; Florida's Cold Spot; "Bad Man" Of The Elements; Photographer Of The Insect World; Teaching Old Rivers New Tricks; Mothering The Zoo Babies; Muscle Men Of America; They Dredge For Your Dinner; Blowing Up Hollywood For The Craftsman - Row Gently; Oven For Heat-Forming Plastics; Mailboxes Can Be Made Attractive; Make Your Darkroom Workable; Solder It Right; Brakes For Bending Sheet Metal; Radio And Electronics Automotive - GM Auto Engines Of Future Use One Third Less Gas; Passengers Cars Carried On Train; Handmade Sport Roadster; Rear-Engine "Soap Box"; "Gas Tank" Car; Indianapolis Speedway Racer Purchased By Movie Actor; Cemented Brake Linings; Automobile Trailer Collapses In Trunk; Safety Cage For Tire Inflation; Single Unit Hub Cap And Trim; "Alarm" For Lubrication Trouble Aviation - Air-Liner Bar; Shortest Phone Line; Army's B-36 Bomber; Navigator's Periscope; Plane Tie-Down Chain Is Adjustable; Flying-Boat Fighter; The President's Plane; Aerial Cab Fleet; "Bottled Lightning" Guides Pilots To Runway; Air-Bag Wind Tunnel Boats And Boating - Ship Detector; False Bow On Tug Fits It For Ocean; Seamless Plastic Boat; Lightweight Stainless-Steel Boat House And Home - "Venetian" Screens; Roofs Built In Ladder Sections; What's New For Your Home; Sprayed Ice Trays Won't Stick; House And Furniture From Kits; Automatic Washer Has Seperate Units To Wash And Rinse; Heat-Sealed Packages Hold Food For Home Freezing; Nondrip Rim For Paint Cans Industry - Forks Deliver Orders To Train Crews; Hot-Cold Pipe; Czech Locomotive; Rotary Digger Speeds Harvesting Of Sweet Potatoes; Cereal Grains Are Exploded By Compressed Air; Locomotive Oxygen "Mask"; Plastic Glue Supports Jeep; Glass-Topped Train Of Tomorrow; Fins Moving Dirt Triple Scraper's Efficiency; Streamliners Abroad; Gas-Turbine Locomotive; Face Lifting For A Dam; Test Labs Behind The Catalogues Lawn And Garden - Tractor For Gardeners Weighs Less Than 100 Pounds; Grass Seed "Carpet"; Root Feeder; Seeder Sows One By One Outdoor Recreation - Golf Bag Has Folding Wheel; Clamp-On Golf Cleats; Motor Scooter From Scrap Parts; Minnows Ride "Elevator" In Bait Bucket; Harness-Race Starting Gate Photography - Eye For AAF; High-Speed Printer For Color Photos; Camera Arm Supports Floods; Speed Graphic - '47 Model; For Camera Fans Radio And Electricity - Bacteria Counted By Electronics; Radio-Guided Rocket Goes Over 500 m.p.h.; Radio Beam Guides Builders; Weather Chamber Tests Radar Tools - Spring Holds Portable Lamp; Metal Case Holds 29 Drills; Winding Machine Handles 28 Coils Miscellaneous - Swedish Bus Trailers; Explosion-Proof Gas Generator; Telescoping Leg For Typewriter Leaf; Race Track Sifting Machine; Sit-Down Barber's Chair; Striking Tape Cleans Type Faces; Slip-On Cleats Held In Place By Tension; Hospital "Sandwich" Bed; Two-Faced Owls Aid In Campaign Against Pesky Starlings; Fence Made Of Bombs; Pin-Curl Clip Craftsman And Shop Notes Index - Art And Artist - Major Catalogue Provides Models For Studying Hands; Drawings Rolled In Paper Tube Will Not Drag On Floor; Absorbent Cotton Stuffed In Covered Box Cleans Drawing Pencil; Clay Holder For Lettering Pens Automotive - Rubber Hose Used As Siphon; Twelve-Point Spring Inspection; Tissue Dispenser In Automobile Is Handy For Passengers; Repairing Broken Trunk Hinge; Auto Oil Pump Primed By Air; Gravity Feed For Gasoline Tank Boats And Boating - Wheeled Dolly For Small Boats Makes Moving Them Easy; Chafe Guard On Starter Rope; Tire-Tube Catamaran Farm - Extension Attached To Drawbar Of Tractor Makes Harrowing Easier; Irrigation Water Filtered By Backflow Intake; Thermometer In Perforated Pipe Tells Temperature Of Grain House And Home - Solving Home Problems; Pins In Door Prevent Intruders; Rubber Band Will Seal Leak; Tape Substitutes For Bottle Cap; Candle Stubs Will Start Fires; Multiple Indoor Clothesline Has One Adjustment; Roller Won't Tear Off Of Shade If Taped In Place; Repairing Broken Water Pipe; Tees Provide For Future Outlets; Undercutting Stair Will Save Carpet; Inserting Brads In Picture Frame Lawn And Garden - Portable Barbecue And Broiler; Light Up Your Back Yard; Simple Rigging Laces Canvas "Carryall" To Avoid Spilling Contents Outdoor Recreation - Fish Grilled Between Two Stones; Paper Pocket Holds Fishhooks; Spring "Fired" Harpoons Is Deadly Against Frogs; Knock-Down Target Is Replaced From Shooting Position Photography - Scale For Dry Photographic Chemicals; Siphon Controls Level Of Liquid In Film-Washing Tank; Camera Bellows Makes Lens Shade; Wire Frame Holds Film-Tank Rod Radio And Electronics - Space-Saving Cabinets For Radio And Record-Playing Equipment; Beginner's Five-Band Phone And CW Transmitter; Six Service Hints For Radio Set Owners Tools - Removing Nails From Thin Stock; Plywood Panel On Jigsaw Table Increases Life Of Blades; Tool Rack Hanging From Ceiling Saves Space In Workshop; Bench Stop Slides Out Of Way When Not Being Used; Knockout Holes In Rotary Hacksaw Aid Removal Of Work; Easy Way To "Drill" Glass; Electric Oven For Heat-Forming Plastics; Hose Sections Nailed To Wall Provide Holders For Tools; Protecting Sharp Edges Of Chisel; Soldering Large Sheets Of Metal Made Easy By Preheating; Cigarette Lighter Flint Ignites Torch; Drilling Jig For Centering Rods; Adjustable Metal Holder For Emery Cloth; Craft Quiz; Sanding Drum Fits Drill Press; Emergency Chuck For Small Brace; Keeping Miter Work From Slipping; Combination Holder And Lighter Facilitates Welding Work; Pliers Converted To Staple Puller; Anti-Friction Center-Rest Jaws; Trammel Scribe For Large Work Also Used As Beam Compass; Cotter Pins Are Installed Easwily With Pronged Spreader; Gauge For Checking Ball-Bearing Diameters; Extension Welded To Fan Wrench; Feeler Gauge Made Of Scrap Metal; "Manicure" For Small Commutators; Altered Pliers Spread Cotter Pins Tools And Novelties - Whirling Toy For Youngsters Has Helicopter Action; Antique Candleholder For Basement Playrooms; Hinge Shapes Train Couplers; Prepared Ink Removed With Cloth; Flashlight Projects Silhouettes That Amuse Children; "Faithful Fido" Serves As Eye-Catching Doorstep; Checkerboard Of Many Woods Woodworking - Welsh Dresser For Your Best China; Rumpus-Room Armchair; Making Glued Dowel Joints Hold; Pencil Sharpener Points Dowels Miscellaneous - Double-Pole Switches Converted For Multiple Setup; How To Cut Terra Cotta Pipe; Protecting Lunch Box Lining; Small Frame That Sifts Materials Has Interchangeable Screens; Trunk Key Hidden Under Handle; Disk Blade Bolted To Wooden Base Holds Small Parts; Tar Paper Preserves Canvas; Use Funnel And Tube To Pour Oil Into Small Containers; Iron Cement As Sand-Hole Filler; Mousetrap That's Always Set; Links Fasten Handle To Drawer; Index-Card System Locates Files Missing From Cabinet; Removing Small Amounts Of Varnish; Telephone Shelf Under Desk Top
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December
In This Issue - How Fast Can Man Fly - And Live?; Research Brains For Hire; Push-Button Pilot; The '48 Cars Begin To Roll; Killing War's Unexploded Bombs; Caricatures In Wood; Hollywood On The Move; Outsmarting The Smugglers; Land Of The Scooter And Cycle; His Tripod Is A Plane For The Craftsman - Three-Piece Wall Ensamble; Christmas Dollhouse; Fun With Common Gases; Pad It With Foam Rubber; Shoot 'em Close-Up; Table Saw Has Tilting Arbor; Brazing With Illuminating Gas; Radio And Electronics Automotive - Armrest Supports Driver's Right Arm; "Tape" Measures Brake Drums; Gas Hand Feed For Cars; Waterproof Canopy Covers Luggage On Top Of Car; Three-Wheeled Racing Car Has Clamshell Tail; Adhesive Makes Linings Easy To Apply; Relief Grooves Rims For Safety; "Hot Dog" Heater For Car; Hangers Hook On Car Doors Aviation - Biggest European Flying Boat Will Carry 48; Beacon Has Automatic "Spare"; Flying "Semitrailer"; Duck Leaves Water At 1300 Feet; Robot Rockets Challenge Sonic Barrier; Boeing Stratocruiser Folds Its Tail; Sand Shafts "Dry Out" Airport; Air-Line Ticket Vending Machine; "Tanker" Refuels Planes In Flight; "Drop-Tank" Glider In Midget Class; All Planes In Area Show On One "Scope"; Auxillary Gas Tanks Carry Drained Oil Bicycles And Midget Cars - Bicycle Shock Absorber; Midget Japanese Car; Jet-Propelled Bicycle; Lightweight Japanese Bicycle Farm - Sliding Glass Panels Form Cold Frame; Adjustable Weed Cutter; Twenty-Foot Sprayer Bar Covers Side Of Road; Roadside Trimmer Mows Steep Banks; Fast Wood Splitter Made From Scrap; Homemade Mower Pushes Eight-Foot Unit House And Home - Foolproof Water Softener Has Single Control Lever; Storm Windows Stored Safely; Here's That Better Mousetrap; Chemical Capsule Changes Water To Strong Antiseptic Solution Industry - Glass-Enclosed Car Rides British Rails; Train Travels 200,000 Miles Without Pay Load; Compact Gas Storage; Bomb Debris Made Into Tile For Berlin Roofs; House Of The Cyclotrons; Steam "Gun" Blasts Upholstery Fiber From Yucca Leaves; Old Railway Car Makes Trestle For Irrigation Frame; Rolling "Bank" Brings Pay; "Disk-Whirler" Tests Metal Alloys; Blower Dries Paint Quickly; Microscopically Thin Wire; Coach "Bends" Around Curves; Sand-Slinger Rides High; Two-Car Diner-Kitchen Seats 91 Passengers; Fork Truck, Lifts 45,000-Pound Freight Car; Car Shaker Unloads Coal In A Hutty; Rule Totals Hours, Minutes Rapidly Outdoor Recreation - Cross-Wire Rifle Sight; Slingshot Sharpshooter; Swayback Cabin Photography - Sound For 8-mm Movies; Synchronizer Dims Photofloods; Meter "Remembers" Exposure Reading; Pistol-Grip Tripod Radio And Electrical - Rivermen Use Radar To Steer In Log; Electric Fence "Safeguards" Fish; Portable Electroplater Built Into Small Case; Full-Circle Fluorescent Lamps Can Be Used Singly Or In Pairs; Push-Button Panel Sends Telegrams; Testimony Recorder; Talking On The Drill Rig; Power Line On Wheels; Television On Full-Size Screen Projected By Huge Mirror; Indicators On Portable Lamp Show Need For Recharging Toys And Novelties - Electric Speedboats; Midget Railroad Engine Is Built To Scale; Cigarette Holder Permits Use Of Both Hands; Invisible Christmas Cards; "Jumper" Sled; All-Plastic City; Plastic Balloon Kit; Toy Milk Car Unloads Cans; Flexible Molds Easy To Make; Control For Model Planes Has Thumb-Wheel Operation; Junior "Jets" Tools - Air Hammer Has Multi-Angle Head; "Hypo Needle" For Grinding Wheel; "Third Hand" For Solderers Feeds Solder To Tip Of Iron Miscellaneous - "Mechanical" Ry.; Test Your Science IQ; Train Telephone Service; Infrared Lamps Treats Earaches; Paddle-In Theater Has Screen On Rail; High-Speed Spinner Revolves At 187,000 r.p.m.; Mudding A Sled; Once Barber Chair, Now An X-Ray Table; Cradle-Shaped Air Mattress; Lettering Device For Layouts; Chinese Typewritter Can Print 90,000 Characters; Dry-Land Warships For Training Naval Reservists; Push Button Menus; Fire Shutters Seal Escalator; Power Jets Aid Shipping Automotive - Oilcloth Envelopes Behind Seat Makes Convenient Carryall; Concealed Switch Foils Car Thief; Masking Tape Covers Rusted Holes In Auto Body Or Fender; Handle Welded To Socket Wrench Reaches Inaccesible Parts; "Hot" Wire Removes Broken Key From Car Lock; Carbon Removed From Threads By Using Spark Plug; Sleeves From Muffler Connections Keep Pipes From "Freezing" Farm - Improvised Valve For Insect Sprayer; Slats Fasten Temporary Sprayer; Cattle Guard Eliminates Need For Gate On Road Running Through Pasture; Feeder For Pullets On Range; Barbed Wire Unrolled Safely House And Home - Solving Home Problems; Improvised Lead-Headed Nails; Yarn Dyed With Knitted Garmet Assures Match When Mending; Fuses Stored In Light Socket; False Bottom For Dresser Drawer Conceals Valuable Articles; Repairing Cracked Glass Jar; Salt Poured Over Soiled Spot Cleans Baking Oven; Reversed Guard On Safety Razor Protects Edges Of Blades Metalworking - Costumer Converted To Hold Tools; Matrix Casting; Decorative Inlay Bands Cast In Gravel; Wire Chain Produced Quickly With Simple Jig; Better Way To Tap Thin Metal; Pointed Dowel Serves As Scriber Outdoor Recreation - Nonslip Soles On Wading Boots; Disk Soldered To Bilge Pump Prevents Marring Boat; Tripod Supports Boots While Drying Photography - Wooden Print Tongs Held By Spring-Type Clothesline To Protect Warping; Portrait Lighting For Slender And Stout Subjects; Glass "Carrier" Simplifies Centering Prints On Mounting Board; Ordinary Thermometer Converted For Use In Darkroom; Safe Way To Wash Roll Film; Replacing Reflector-Clamp Tubing; Locating Tunnel Hole In Dim Light; Enlarging Grip On Cable Release Radio And Electronics - Five-Tube a.c-d.c. Receiver Kit For Students; High Fidelity Self-Contained Tuner For The New FM Band; Radio-Electronics Hints Store And Office - Numbered Strip Pasted On Ruler Helps Check Invoices; Greeting Cards Displayed Neatly On Plywood Christmas Tree; "Figure-Eight" Trigger Holder Keeps Safety-Can Lids Open Tools - Craft Quiz; Position Of Blind Holes Transferred With Socket-Head Setscrew; Emery-Cloth Holder Used Like Steady Rest To Polish Turned Work; Adjustable Stop Attached To Handsaw Regulates Depth Of Sawcut; Extra Drift Slot For Taper Sleeve Speeds Removal Of Drill; Bolt Head Can't Turn In T-Slot If Fitted With Special Washers; Installation Of Porcelain Sockets Speeded With Hole Punch; Springs At End Of Guide Line Serve To Keep It Taut; Bandsaw Blades Are Brazed By Using Slotted Jig; Carpenter's Steel Square Locates Center Of Circle; Cutting-Tool Edge Examined With Magnifying Mirror Toys And Novelties - Substitute Ornament Hangers; Safe "Javelin" For Young Boys Has Padded Head; Template Guide To Cement Plastics; Christmas Tree "Growing" Through Roof Makes Novel Attraction; Inexpensive Tree Ornaments Made Of Seed Pods; Xylophone Produces Novel Effects When Played With Double Hammer; Gaily Decorated Window Shades Add Holiday Touch; Ball-Ornament Centerpiece For Yuletide Table; Springboard Fastened Into Wall Amuses Young Children Woodworking - Closet-Door Shoe Rack; Baby's Swing Doubles As Safe High Chair; Spring Holds Molding In Miter Box; Drill-Press Fence Removed Quickly; Duplicate Stencil Printing; "Row" Sled; Playroom Furniture Of Bowling Pins; "Salty Sam" Twine Holder Of Plywood Has Handy Razor-Blade Cutter; Windshield Wiper Spreads Glue; All-Purpose Bench For Light Repair Work Miscellaneous - Folded Envelope Corners In Album Keep Records From Falling Out; Postal Card Pasted Inside Cover Assures Return Of Book If Lost; Self-Adjusting Scooter Brakes; Top "Tab" Saves Book Binding; Waterproofing Paper Match Book; Holder For Assortment Of Drawing Pencils Is Attached To Drafting-Board Lamp Shade; Taking Data From Nameplates By Using Modeling Clay
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