Modern Mechanix Round-UP

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Today on Modern Mechanix we have this beautifully illustrated 1938 Popular Mechanics piece about the early days of international broadcasting or as PM calls it, Ether Jumping. We also look at arctic houses with windows made of ice, Chicago’s now defunct freight subway system, a very early example of the classic table-top telephone, a rather bizarre machine that is supposed to help teach piano and an advertisement for Zenith televisions which touts the fact that they are all handmade, with no printed circuit boards.

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One Response to Modern Mechanix Round-UP

  1. Anonymous says:

    See my comment under “ether jumpers”. Is it possible there is a significant historic photograph there?

    linc56mk2

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