Modern Mechanix Round-UP

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Today on Modern Mechanix we looked at these oh-so-cool sport binoculars, an advertisement for Harley Davidson’s 1951 Hydra-Glide motorcycle, a centuries old automaton of an old woman that writes letters and learned that Canada is full of courteous people and fresh fish. This 1932 Modern Mechanix article documents the birth of the nascent US electronics industry, complete with a bunch of nifty photos. Also be sure to check out this 1968 Mechanix Illustrated article introducing the Boeing 747 and this 1934 piece about the construction of the Pan-American highway, stretching from Alaska to Argentina.

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One Response to Modern Mechanix Round-UP

  1. royaltrux says:

    The little ad for the television school (from 1932!) on the last page of the electronics industry article intrigued me. I did a little googling (sp?) and found an article on First National Television, and a memoir written by a graduate. Apparently, for a time, it was a good school and a very early broadcaster of television in the US.

    http://www.qcwa.org/w9xby_station.htm

    http://www.qcwa.org/w9xby-fnt.htm

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