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A do-it-yourself project published in Popular Mechanics in July, 1948

Ideal for  the naturalist, archaeologist or anyone who must do documentary work in the field, this folding desk-and-stool combination provides substantial writing surface along with comparative comfort. The desk folds into a compact case for travelling. In addition to containing all the the essential writing equipment, it also carries a three drawer stool.

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The registration number on this strange contraption tells us it is British, but was it really necessary. Where else would you find someone eccentric enough to build a car like this. Unfortunately there was no information on the blog where I found the picture so I know nothing more than what the picture show – Ted

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Neat modern lines and simplicity of construction are features of this compact umbrella stand. I holds four umbrellas but may easily be enlarged or made smaller. A 7 inch pie plate is used to collect whatever water drips from the umbrellas.

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DIY project from Popular Science November 1937

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From an article in Popular Mechanic’s 1942 January issue

This distinctive tie cabinet in early-American style is an attractive piece of man’s furniture. In it ties are hung separately from dowels. The front is fitted with a mirror, and a small drawer at the bottom is handy for keeping cuff and collar buttons, tie clasps and pins.

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From an article in Popular Science’s 1940 August issue.

Portable beach dressing rooms have so many merits in respect to convenience, cleanliness, and privacy when compared with the average bathhouse locker room that they are becoming popular at some of the better beaches in the U S.

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From an article in Popular Science’s 1940 October issue

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An unoccupied space on the kitchen wall can be put to good use by installing a modern folding breakfast table. Plywood 5/8” thick is an excellent material to use.

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The multiple usefulness of the “wagon seat” type of tray, with one side open for convenient serving was discovered long ago, and such trays have been popular ever since. One of these trays give a real helping hand when serving guests in the living room or out on the lawn.

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