How Auto Horns Work – Popular Science, Feb. 1951

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/how-auto-horns-work/ How Auto Horns Work What happens when you press the button? You’ll see quickly if you make these simple working models. By Kenneth M. Swezey THE makers of auto horns have come as far from their early baa-DOO-gah! days as have their brother engine designers. So if the horn on your new car both … Continue reading How Auto Horns Work – Popular Science, Feb. 1951

Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

Firemen Never Fiddle By Stanley Gerstin Our modern fire-fighter is a young husky about whose exploits under fire little has been written. This story tells how he is trained; what he does. IN 1871 a cow kicked over a lamp and started a fire that reduced Chicago to ashes, and a bucket of water started … Continue reading Firemen Never Fiddle – Mechanix Illustrated, Sep. 1938

Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/heroes-of-the-fire-lines/ HEROES of the Fire Lines PUTTING out fires is only a secondary job of the fire department. Saving lives comes first. Men in every engine company are detailed to search the rooms of a burning building as soon as they respond to the alarm. A forgotten invalid in a bedroom or people trapped on … Continue reading Heroes of the Fire Lines – Popular Mechanics, Dec. 1938

Firefighting Helicopters – Mechanix Illustrated, Mar 1947

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/firefighting-helicopters/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 4 Firefighting Helicopters Guardians of our national forest reserves now have a versatile weapon to pit against nature’s ancient and devastating enemy—fire. BY DAVID P. GODWIN, Asst. Chief, Div. of Fire Control, U.S. Forest Service, as told to James N. Miller THE newest and most promising … Continue reading Firefighting Helicopters – Mechanix Illustrated, Mar 1947

Child’s (home made (operating), Play Fire Engine – Modern Mechanix, 1932

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/compressed-air-fire-engine-shoots-real-stream-of-water/ |<< << Previous >>| Next >> 1 of 2 Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water WITH a set of coaster wagon wheels and axles, an old auto gas tank and steering wheel, two tire pumps and odds and ends of lumber, you can build this novel little fire engine which will … Continue reading Child’s (home made (operating), Play Fire Engine – Modern Mechanix, 1932

Toy Fire Engine Lawn Sprinkler – Modern Mechanix,

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/toy-firemen-make-lawn-sprinkling-play-2/ Toy Firemen Make Lawn Sprinkling Play JACKIE gets a shower and keeps the lawn sprinkled with a miniature pumping fire cart his father, B. A. Clark, of Minneapolis, built for him. Two firemen that actually work a pump on the sprinkler keep Jackie amused while taking care of his father’s lawn. The fire department … Continue reading Toy Fire Engine Lawn Sprinkler – Modern Mechanix,

Filming Fire Scenes – Modern Mechanix 19

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/movies-aid-firemens-efficiency/ Movies Aid Firemen’s Efficiency FIREMEN of Paris, France, have devised a novel method of improving their fire fighting efficiency. They take movies of the various stages of the battle with the flames, and later study the films to see where they could have done better. The movies of the fire are made from a … Continue reading Filming Fire Scenes – Modern Mechanix 19