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18,000 Ways to Fight Friction

Reducing to a Minimum the Friction With Which Our Entire Civilization Moves, Ball and Roller Bearings of All Types and Sizes are Major Contributing Factors to the Super Speeds Which Characterize This Age...

By H. O. Smith

Sleeping Beauty of Industry

Silver, Long Tied to Currency Values, Can Become the Fair-Haired Boy of Industrial Engineering Metals. Its Mettle Has Already Been Proved in the Brazing, Electrical, and Chemical Fields...

By Edwin Laird Cady

Paradoxical Paints

Surface Coatings With Bases of Silicone Resins Possess Many Seemingly Impossible Combinations of Opposing Qualities

By James R. Patterson

Seeing is Believing

Industry Is Turning More and More to Motion Pictures to Solve Tough Sales Problems: Here Is How One Manufacturer Used This Graphic Medium to Break Down Consumer Incredulity in the Capabilities of His Products, and also to Present Instructions For Their Use...

By Carl Toll

Fuels of the Future

Editor's Note: The accompanying article is the last of a series of four, adapted by permission from papers presented at a recent Standard Oil Company (N. J.) seminar on Fuels of the Future...

By Robert P. Russell

Saran . . . For Short

A Wide Range of Consumer, Commercial, and Industrial Applications Lie Open to Polyvinylidene Chloride, a Plastics Material Whose Unusual Versatility Marks It for A Position of Ever-Increasing Importance...

By Charles A. Breskin

Concrete Against X-Rays

From the National Bureau of Standards Protection of Personnel in the Vicinity of High-Voltage Industrial X-Ray Equipment Becomes a Greater Problem as Voltages Go Up and Uses of X-Rays Broaden...


  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: October 1947

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