Modern Mechanix Round-Up

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Today on Modern Mechanix we look at a hand-cranked, propeller powered life preserver from 1933, a five story tin can for people who like their veggies to stay separate and a “flight simulator” machine that looks a like a lot of fun. Even though they were a complete monopoly Ma Bell used to publish a lot of advertisements extolling the virtues of the US telephone system. In this 1935 Modern Mechanix article, Charles Kettering explains the hows and whys of GM’s research division. Also be sure to check out this awesome looking rail car that was powered by electricity, compressed air, imagination and a distinct lack of physics knowledge.

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