Popular Mechanics - 1949

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In This Issue - The Navy Explores The Air Waves; Tip From The Camp Cook; They Must Land Safely; Where Fishing Is Rugged; Want To Buy Some Rain?; Small Cars For Britons; Prehistoric Crop; Backstage Miracle Makers; Brains That Click; They Hunt Wood; Science Hits The Bull's-Eye For The Craftsman - Hammer 'Em In Copper; Furniture For Your Bedroom - Part II; Use Cleaning Fluids Safely; Leathercraft; Make Your Rowboat Shipshape; Let The Shot Light Itself; Lathe Sanders; Two Farm Sprayers; Radio-Television Electronics; Clinic For The Homeowners Automotive - "Tattooing" Tires; Nonslip Car Jack; Insulation Spray For Ignition Wires; 1949 Pontiac; Playboy Station Wagon; Vitalizer Keeps Battery Strong; Road Lamp Flashes Warning; Road Sander For Cars; Aluminum Car; Window Folds As Top Lowers; Gasoline Tank Lock; Removable Trunk Fender; Platform In Car Serves As Desk Or Playpen; Three-Wheel Car; Ignition Tester; Flameproof Oil Lasts Life Of Car Aviation - Pilot Clips Wings Flying Through Wall; High-Speed Trainer; Pilotless Target Flies 220 m.p.h.; Wind-Tunnel Superspeeds; "Flying Easter Egg" Helicopter; High-Speed Patrol Plane; Giant Fuel Tank For B-36 Farm - Lightweight Sprayer; Gas Covers Protect Plants; "Jackknife" Harrow Fishing - Fish Caught At 16,000-Foot Depth; Lure Has Concealed Hooks; Plug Retreiver; Personal Bait Bucket; Metal Claw Takes Place Of Landing Net; Magnetic Fly Box House And Home - Automatic Refrigerator Defroster; Padlock-Bolt Secures Door Hasp; Fire Alarm; Sprinkler-Sprayer; Gooseneck Lamp; Glass Weather Stripping; Ball-Bearing Glider For Windows; Plastic Coating For Imitation Leather; Glowing House Number; Fiberglas Curtains; Stove-Top Water Coil; House Within A House; Gauge For Oil Drum Industry - Lightweight Panels; Trimmer Slices Canal; Radial Diesel; Atom Smasher In Can; Synthetic Mica; Scientists Study "World's Best Fire"; "Jellied" Gas Kindles Boilers; Tractor-Tire Tester Photography - Meter For Color Photographers; Cameras To Fight Heart Disease; Photographing Magnetism; Static Snaps Picture Tools - Snap Nut For Sheet-Metal Screws; Miniature Metal-Turning Lathe; Self-Locking Shingle Nails; Pneumatic Spade; Frame Guides File For Saw Sharpening Miscellaneous - Plastic Kit; Water Babies; Playing Tag With Lobsters; Sensitive Instrument Detects Lead In Air; "Scoot" Chases Poachers On Ice And Water; Power Wheel For Bikes; Timesavers For The Blind; Atomic Clock; Ben Franklin, Junior; Cigarette Lighter Has Visible Fuel Supply; Photocells Take "Census" Of Trees; Collapsible "Lung"; Shotgun Fires .22 Scatter Shells; Beauty Shop In A Bucket; Machine For Bailing Moss; Sit-Down Exerciser; Ranch Patrol Craft; Sensitive Ammeter; Youths Build Railway; Toy Rocket Plane; Nonblotting Drafting Pen; Hydraulic Lifter For Invalids; Radio Guuides "TNT" Ships; Midget Sub Craftsman And Shop Notes Index - Automotive - Improvised Wooden Gauge Checks Wheel Toe-In; Battery-Cable Insulation Protected With Section Of Hose; Determining Oil-Gauge Location By Exhaust-Pipe Position; Trailer Hitch Folds Under Car When Not In Use; Valve Springs Cause Tappet Noise If Installed Upside-Down Farm - Sliding Door On Rabbit Hutch Provided By Extension Screen; Covered Wagon Pulled By Oxen Forms Novel Rural Mailbox; Light Auger Raises Unbroken Soil Sample; Tire Provides Marking Guide When "Topping" Fence Posts; Farm Push Truck; Discarded Pans Utilized As Poultry Watering Dish House And Home - Ice-Cream Mix Frozen Quickly By Using Home Freezer; Kerosene Torch Aids Lighting Furnace; Bowl Cover Catches Crumbs; Solving Home Problems; Cork Disks Serve As Feet For Trinket-Boxes; Use Cleaning Fluids Safely; Shutters Made From Scrap Wood Enhance Plain Windows; It's Easy To Make Your Own Window Screens; Paste Application Removes Stains From Wallpaper; Permanent Solar Awnings Of Cedar Slats; Milk Can Provides Foot Scraper When Cut Out For Shoes Lawn And Garden - Birdhouse Constructed From Nail Keg; New Design Gives Back-Yard Incinerators A Lift; Corncobs Impaled On Rake Teeth Mark Garden Seed Rows; Young Trees Protected By Guards Cut From Garden Hose; Wood Ashes Rid Tree Of Borers; Spacer And Aligning Jig Aids Building Picket Fence; Hollow Concrete Blocks Form Strawberry Wall Machines - Slanting Improves Cutting Action Of Jigsaw Blade; Saw-Blade Guide Kept From Slipping; Grinder Doubles As Disk Sander; Bandsaw Tires Dressed Quickly With Sanding Block; Lathe Sanders; Splicing Broken V-Belt; Metal Collar Adapts Boring Bar For Internal Threading; Drip Oiler Lubricates Steady Rest Novelties - Outdoor Chess Played On "Flagstone" Board; Get On With Your Spring Plowing; Trinket Chest; Aluminum Humidor Holds King-Size Cigarettes; Cotter Pins Form Photo Stand Office, Shop And Store - Magnet Holds Spring For Cutting; Adhesive Tape Holds Small Parts; Substitute Thread-Cutting Oil; Adjustable Beam Compass For Rough Layout; Glass Plates Hold Notices On Bulletin Board; Large Pipe Cut Squarely; Pie-Plate Stand For Sign; Removing Rust And Restoring Polished Finish; Erasing Hint Helps Typists; Adjustable Shop Shelves Photography - Rack For Solutions Permits Easy Temperature Control; Label On Double Film Holder Describes Contents; Flash Gun Indexed To Aid Positioning Reflector; Containing Better Color Balance In Transparent Projection; Protecting Lenses From Chipping Radio-Television, Electronics - Keeping An Eye On Television; 1949 "Little Giant" Set For Experimenters; More Tubes In Less Space Tools - Extension Aids Driving Nails In Hard-To-Reach Places; Block Clamps Sandpaper Securely; Weighted File Handles; Angle Slots In Miter Box Laid Out Accurately; Level Wired To Straightedge Permits Easy Handling; Tool For Removing Hands Of Clock; Sawing Model-Railroad Tracks; C-Clamps Aid Moving Furniture; Straightedge For Finishing Sidewalk; Scissors Sharpened Expertly With Homemade Hand Grinder; File Tightened In Wooden Handle; Carbon From Dry Cell Provides Tip For Soldering Iron; Blacksmith's Forge Utilizes Old Vacuum Cleaner Parts; COrk Seals End Of Chuck; Set Of Punches For Home Shop Made From Drill Rod; Bracket Increases Usefulness Of Portable Drill; Hammer Claw Rounded To Aid Removal From Pocket Miscellaneous - Emergency Eye-Shade Fits Glasses; Stored Skis Retain Arch If Clamped On Ceiling Joist; Silencing Pounding Of Attic Tank; Paintbrush Suspended In Solvent; Screen-Wire "Lath" Backs Patching; Radial "Model Airplane" Cowls; Low-Cost Spotlight For Cabin Cruiser; Paint Preserved For Future Use; Pair Of Gloves Kept Together; Spring Holds Turn Button Snugly