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1933 Japanese Clockwork Car Runs 40 Miles a Winding

1933 Japanese Clockwork Car Runs 40 Miles a Winding
Taken from a 1933 issue of Modern Mechanix;

"Jap Clockspring Car Runs 40 mi a Winding

THE Japanese have never gained any notable degree of fame for their mechanical capabilities, but undoubtedly their reputations along this line will get vigorous boost by their invention of an automobile that runs by clockwork.

Very little mechanical data is available on the construction of the new car, but it is said to have British car dealers doing business in Japan somewhat worried. This would indicate that the machine is more than just a freak that originated in the mind of a visionary inventor.

Reports state that the car will run 40 miles at one winding. Further developments may see the invention of an eight-day machine. A Modern Mechanix and Inventions artist has caricatured the contraption above."


via Modern Mechanix "Yesterday's Tomorrow Today"

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1939 Popular Mechanics Wrist Camera

1939 Popular Mechanics Wrist Camera

Camera Worn Like Wrist Watch Loads Thirty Six Pictures

"Latest in the line of miniature cameras is a tiny affair worn like a wrist watch. Sighted easily by raising the wrist to eye level, it carries a load of thirty-six exposures despite its diminutive size. It has an f4.5 lens and a focusing scale graduating from one foot to infinity."

From August 1939 Popular Mechanics


via Modern Mechanix "Yesterday's Tomorrow Today"

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Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 1932

Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 1932
USE PHONOGRAPH AS AN ALARM CLOCK

"A novel attachment for the phonograph by which a heavy sleeper may be aroused at any hour he wishes by soft music, was recently shown in London, England. The alarm-clock device is set at the desired hour, and wound. A brake on the turntable of the phonograph is released at the set hour by a slight pull from the alarm key of the clock."


Use Your Phonograph as an Alarm Clock - Popular Science 19321932 Issue of Popular Science

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