Showing posts with label Mechanix Monday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mechanix Monday. Show all posts

Monday, September 06, 2010

Mechanix Monday


Finally, the back cover of the August, 1933 Modern Mechanix and Inventions.  We close Mechanix Mondays with some clever devices for enhancing our health.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Mechanix Monday


Here's another craft idea, this one actually sounds good to me.  The word handikinks is not in the dictionary.  However, one figuative use of the word kink is " An odd but clever method of doing something; a ‘dodge’, ‘wrinkle," as in "1889 Anthony's Photogr. Bull. II. 110 The hundred and one recent valuable wrinkles, dodges and kinks that float through the photographic press."*

*OED Online

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mechanix Monday


Modern Mechanix and Inventions wasn't just for scientists;  hobbyists liked it too.  I can see Martha Stewart doing these projects.
 
Just a reminder; this is the August 1933 issue.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Mechanix Monday


This was Modern Mechanix and Inventions's version of Ripley's Believe It Or Not, though these things are considerably less unbelieveable.  I couldn't find out anything about Nic Sprank, but it is interesting to note that the current fad for spelling variations in common names is not entirely new.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Mechanix Monday

Bim Gump was a character from The Gumps comic strip.  Bim was the Gumps' rich uncle and, evidently, an enthusiastic smoker.
And now for something completely different: a clock-comb.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Mechanix Monday

Page 37 features some interesting inventions...



The most interesting to us futurologists is the early version of the audiobook.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mechanix Monday

In the tradition of Turtle Tchotchke Tuesdays I present Mechanix Mondays, devoted to the lighlights of the August 1933 issue of Modern Mechanix and Inventions (which is the only issue that Harvard owns).  This week I present the cover!



August is the season for lost gold treasure hunts!  Our hunter sports a tomato-red diving suit with golden fittings and chic claw-style artificial hands.  Happy hunting!