Originally published in a 1932 issue of Modern Mechanix.
This compact 35mm camera was one of the most technically advanced gadgets of 1930s. It was produced by Swiss watch and clock manufacturer, also famous for its long-time partnership with luxury car makers. Jaeger LeCoultre sign can be found on the instrument panels of Bentley, Aston Martin, Lancia Astura, Delahaye, etc.
Jaeger leCoutre compass camera from 1930s
Ready for the debut: The Railplane pictured four days before it was unveiled to the public on a wave of optimism - but the George Bennie Railplane system would never get off the ground
Child's carousel car from Italy (1950)
Masked Cyclist Sounds Gas-Attack Warning (1936) -- Sounding a loud alarm through a loudspeaker clamped to the handlebars of his bicycle, a masked rider wheeled through London streets recently, like a modern Paul Revere, to test the efficiency of a new method of warning the public against sudden aerial gas attacks in war time. Equipped with gas mask and respirator, the cyclist broadcast warnings through a microphone built into the mask and wired to the battery-operated loudspeaker.
Magazines from the future | jwz Behind the "Blade Runner"
Office. Image from the LA Times (1964)
"Tomorrow's railroads in the sky" San Francisco Chronicle, February 3, 1963 | Illustrator: Ralph Stein