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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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You can build your own swimming pool
81
Swimming pools
No need to wind this watch
87
Watches
Ford is long, low and owners love it
88
Automobiles
Old Ironsides lives again
96
Louis KUEBLER, William H. LANGE, Ship and boat models
New whirlybirds
100
Ewart Thomas, pseud STIMSON, Helicopters
Science focuses on textile fibers to give you more miles on your tires
154
Tires, Automobile
Prospector's partner: a combination Geiger counter-portable radio
161
Geiger counters, Portable radio receivers
Modernize with a vanity lavatory
165
Public comfort stations (Western Europe)
Test the soil first
170
Soils (Analysis)
Old wheels roll again
174
Wheels

Beachcombers of the woods
102
Forest products
Desert trailer carries 200 tons
106
Trucks
Jeep jamboree
110
Automobiles, Padre Island (Tex.)
Look into the heart of a gem
112
Edward GUBELIN, Gems
Flying girder crop duster
116
Airplanes in agriculture
Canada Main Street to cross continent
118
Roads (Canada)
Taxi to Venus?
124
General Dynamics Corp Convair Division, Artificial satellites, Guided missiles, Space flight
Birds write their musical score on tape
132
Birdsongs, Tape recorders and recording
Plastic-lined lake
137
Reservoirs
House of electric nerves
138
Neal BEAR, Kitchen utensils and appliances, Electricity in the home
You can have speed with safety
144
William Franklin MILLIKEN, Aviation research, Airplanes (Safety measures), Automobiles (Safety measures)
Tap the hillside for water
150
F. Leland ELAM, Wells
Steamboat comin
153
Steamships and steamboats
Pinto rocking horse
176
Toys
Lean-to workshop
181
Sheds
Salad-bowl novelties
183
Bowls
When you shop for a trailer
184
Automobile trailers
Pep up home movies with titles
190
Motion pictures (Titling)
Two-piece holder for machining screws
197
Holding devices (Machine work)
Special-effects lens shades
199
Photography (Equipment)
Build the Bug
201
Automobiles (Manufacture)
Filing machine fits your lathe
205
Files and rasps, Lathes
Almost anything can be soldered
213
Solder and soldering
On the market
217
Products, New
Readers sound off about '57 cars
266
Automobiles

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