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Author:  maria [ Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:48 am ]
Post subject:  STRANGE 1929 CHRISTMAS LIGHTING PROJECT

This comes from the 1929 edition of POPULAR MECHANICS. Just had to share--there are pages missing so I'm uncertain if there was more to this article like how to make the "lanterns".

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Author:  paulrace [ Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: STRANGE 1929 CHRISTMAS LIGHTING PROJECT

The part about this that frightens me is using iron screws and wires to make a device that runs on house current. There was probably more to the article, but that's all I needed to see. :-)

Poplar Mechanic's assumption, up until about ten years after the start of the computer age, was that no technology was out of the reach of the average reader. Mechanical, automotive, carpentry, (tube) electronics, everything was fair game. As opposed to today, when we buy pressed-wood bookshelves because we're afraid of saws and hammers, and have to take our cars to the garage to replace headlights. On the other hand, families in 1929 didn't have three sports per child or 300 TV channels or all the other things that absorb family's time today.

Author:  gary-g [ Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: STRANGE 1929 CHRISTMAS LIGHTING PROJECT

Hi everyone, this article can be found on Google Books. Type, Popular Mechanics Google Books, in your search bar. You will have a choice of years to look at. Pick the 1920's and scroll to Dec. The article starts on page 1020 and is titled "Dressing Up The Christmas Tree". There are a number of different projects listed. Interesting reading. Paul is right, some of it is kind of risky. One project uses celluloid, and we all know what happens when it gets too hot!

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