How do they take those movies of skiers winding down the slopes? Professional photographer Red Allin does it this way. He attaches his camera to his helmet (for a total weight of 18 pounds) and takes his pictures while skiing with his subjects.
He is shown at Mount Snow, Vt., while shooting a ski-safety film for Aetna Life Affiliates of Hartford, Connecticut.
Back in April 1963, this midget scooter was built for transportation, fun or a combination of the two.
It was able to squeeze 125 miles from a gallon of gas and can speed along at 35 miles per hour while doing it.
Known as the Wren it had a 38-inch wheelbase, weighed 62 pounds, and used to cost $100. The clutch fitted to the scooter was an automatic centrifugal one and it used to be manufactured by Bird Engineering in Omaha.
Light up and listen to your favorite music with this miniature radio-lighter combination, only slightly larger than an ordinary lighter it contains a two-transistor radio with built-in antenna and battery.
The radio comes on when you plug in the earphone. The standard mercury cell battery makes the device last for about two-hundred hours.
The latest thing to hit the jukebox-set at taverns and bowling alleys is movies: three minutes of sound film for a quarter. The screen looks like any 21-inch television set; the console under it resembles an ordinary jukebox with individual panels listing forty titles and a slot for your coin.
You make your selection on the Cinebox, insert your coin, press the starter button, then sit back and enjoy the feature. A storage reel spins to the selected film. Threaded on a projector, it’s reflected on the back of a rear-projection screen through a system of mirrors.
Cinebox was developed in Italy and marketed by Cinevision Corporation, Hicksville, L.I.
Indoor golf with outdoor view. A giant color picture of a fairway flashes on the backstop net as in the picture above.
The golfer does a full swing and slams the ball into the net. Next a microphone picks up the sound and starts a computer, which works out where the shot would have gone. This in turn tells a Kodak projector which of eighty scenes to project next.
These early golf simulators were named Golf-O-Tron and were made by S & M Products.
With todays advanced computer technology, much more advanced simulators exist such as this one listed on Amazon.
A Modern Small Wheeled Bike (Photo Credit owenfinn16)
The small wheel bike was invented by British designer Dr. Alex Moulton back in 1963. At the time it was thought to be one of the biggest bicycle design changes in over seventy years.
The bicycle had sixteen-inch wheels and an ultra-rigid frame of oval tubing. Many of the modern-day folding bicycles have this kind of small wheelbase.
The bike had substantial luggage space and an adjustable saddle that could be adjusted to fit people of varying heights. The small wheels lowered the center of gravity and the long-wheelbase gave the bicycle increased stability.
Tires could be inflated to a rock hard sixty pounds to reduce resistance to roll and rubber springs were fitted to act as a suspension mechanism – smoothing the bumps out of the roughest of roads.
This bicycle was originally made by Moulton Bicycles Ltd who are still in business to this day and are located in the United Kingdom at Bradford upon Avon.
At the time they made five road and racing versions of the bike. Today they still specialize in the small wheeled bike and their tag line is “The Moulton Bicycle is the original full-suspension, separable, small-wheeled, high-performance bicycle, world-renowned for speed, efficiency, durability, and comfort.
Expertly engineered for over 50 years and handcrafted in England, these bicycles are the world’s most efficient form of transport – designed for universal use, real performance and comfort.” – Moulton Bicycle company
The original designer of the small-wheeled bike was Alex Moulton which included an excellent suspension, a unisex frame.
The modern day equivalent of this bicycle is lighter, stronger, faster and much more comfortable but remains easy to transport and extremely innovative.
For further details check out the Moulton bicycle site which can be located at Moulton Bicycles
Look closely at the picture above and you will notice that there is no pilot in the cabin of this “bailed-out” eleven year old Army helicopter. Instead, it has been fitted with radio controls developed by Bell Helicopter so it can be operated by a ground unit.
It’s shown flying unmanned at 2,000 feet above China lake, California. The equipment can be put in any old copter for decoy use, reconnaissance, supplying troops, or dropping missiles on submarines.
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