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Postby ATXKJ » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:56 am

FYI - in Google's ongoing attempt to assimilate all knowledge

they've now reached agreement to allow all of the old Popular Science & Popular Mechanics to be viewed online

http://books.google.com/books?id=xCkDAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=2_2

(couldn't find Mechanix Illustrated - so I guess they're still in discussion)
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Postby Mary K » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:16 am

What an amazing find!! :applause: Thanks for posting this!! :dancing
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Postby Micro469 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:21 am

How do you bring up the Pop Mech Mags? I can't seem to get the key words right.... :oops:
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Postby Creamcracker » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:24 am

That's neat I was aware that Google were doing something because....
if you click on the link and then enter "Walk Awhile With Me"...should bring up "Walk Awhile With Me" by Philip Morgan (Limited Preview) Click on the image on the left and it takes you to a preview of contents
....on the right go to bookstore....click on Amazon and that's the front cover. :woohoo: It was published a few months ago but only just became available through Amazon. I have 3 more in the works at different stages, Matthew, Luke and John.....
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Postby tinksdad » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:44 am

Micro469 wrote:How do you bring up the Pop Mech Mags? I can't seem to get the key words right.... :oops:


Try this for Popular Mechanics....

http://books.google.com/books?id=RdMDAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=2_2&atm_aiy=1920#all_issues_anchor
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Postby Mike C. » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:52 am

:D Very cool find. :thumbsup: Thanks for the info. :applause:
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Postby Mary K » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:58 am

I found a TTT!! In the March 1946 issue Page 117 & 146... these plan are Already linked here in the vintage plan section though. :oops:
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Postby Mary K » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:05 am

Looks like there is a Part two of the "Lightweight" in the following month, April Magazine page 198.
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Postby tinksdad » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:10 am

Found one in Pop Mech Feb '40 Page 248. Also, all ready linked here.
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Postby ATXKJ » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:48 pm

I remember when I was a kid - I discovered a box with years of old Popular Science - I felt like I found a gold mine I read non-stop for weeks.

kinda felt like that again. :)
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Postby Wimperdink » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:49 am

what a gold mine.... wonder if this will hurt ebay sales of all the peeps selling these plans. Now they are being given away from the original source. :)

I hunted down the original midget plans and there they are, clear as a bell. I know they are up there in the vintage plans link, but zooming in makes hard to read numbers.

The following should take ya right to them if interested. Popular Mechanics 1940 February edition.


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Postby Bristol Delica » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:47 am

Very cool resource, ain't it amazing how things we think as modern were thought of so long ago, e.g.

Inflatable roof (sorry you have too look sideways at this one!)

http://books.google.com/books?id=puIDAA ... #PPA350,M1

Liked these too:

http://books.google.com/books?id=yuIDAA ... #PPA681,M1

http://books.google.com/books?id=puIDAA ... #PPA337,M1

http://books.google.com/books?id=puIDAA ... #PPA344,M1

I can see many hours at the PC looking through these......... Damn you Google!
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Postby TheBizMan » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:46 am

Great!! Now something else to spend my time looking at.
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Postby caseydog » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:07 pm

I looked at the June 1961 issue (my birth month/year), and they had a Towhee camper in it. It was a Teardrop style clamshell camper. Pretty cool.

http://books.google.com/books?id=ASYDAA ... _r&cad=0_0

Go to page 63.

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Postby Roly Nelson » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:38 pm

Wow, all of those magazines to read. I spent the last hour just flipping through pages of the 1920 mags. Great find, thanks.
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