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Old 10-04-2013, 10:29 PM
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Check out this link to old Popular Mechanics

for free. I recognize some of em from the 60's.

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Old 10-04-2013, 11:02 PM
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THANK YOU! I love these.

BTW, the C&D ad came yesterday... thanks for that too. Ads like that are cool -- it's interesting to see how Mercedes was marketing the 240D 30 years ago. How times have changed!
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:49 PM
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for free. I recognize some of em from the 60's.

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It might give the ferals something to read on a Friday night & so give you a bit of peace & quiet on here!!
Smart move Jim !!
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When I was in junior high a friends dad died and he brought me several boxes of popular mechanics, popular science and mechanics illustrated, from the mid forties through 1963.

I read those things until I wore the covers off of them. Finally threw them all out when I moved here 27 years ago.

Great reading and a learned a lot.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:13 PM
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Very cool stuff! Although most magazines have just become large advertisements with zero subscriber revenue, PM still remains one of my favorites.
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I made a small fortune as a kid framing ads from the twenty's to forty's like Harley etc...
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:02 PM
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We subscribed probably from around 1965 to 1974 so those really look familiar. A real slice of life from that period.
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I have a set of hard backed books, a DIY series by popular mechanics. They are filled with DIY articles from popular mechanics from the 60s. I think the books themselves were printed in the 60s. My friend found them stacked up next to a dumpster after waking up in a random apartment complex after a night of drinking during college. There are some pretty great articles in them. For example, How to target shoot in your house using wax bullets and shotgun primers. You'd never see that printed in a magazine today.
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I have a set of hard backed books, a DIY series by popular mechanics. They are filled with DIY articles from popular mechanics from the 60s. I think the books themselves were printed in the 60s. My friend found them stacked up next to a dumpster after waking up in a random apartment complex after a night of drinking during college. There are some pretty great articles in them. For example, How to target shoot in your house using wax bullets and shotgun primers. You'd never see that printed in a magazine today.
A friend of mine built a shooting range in a hallway of his house. The only firearm we had was a .38, but with just primers and plastic bullets we had a first class time of things when his parents were not home. I think we were about 15 at the time and we were shooting into a large cardboard box. I think he got the plans out of Boy's Life.

Today he has a good sized ranch in central Texas. The last time I was there he had built a firing range 100 yards in depth. I reminded him of the hallway range and he commented on how much more one could do with hundreds of acres of land and a D-8 Cat.
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When I was in junior high a friends dad died and he brought me several boxes of popular mechanics, popular science and mechanics illustrated, from the mid forties through 1963.

I read those things until I wore the covers off of them. Finally threw them all out when I moved here 27 years ago.

Great reading and a learned a lot.

I have my father's copies from the 1950s.

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