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��Popular Science Monthly

��Storing Needles and Thread in the Handles of Scissors

��man likes to be bothered with the usual sewing outfit.


���But there come times when every, man away from home feels the need of needle and thread. If he happens to have in his pocket a pair of the scissors shown in the accompanying illustrations he is fortunate. For although the scissors are small enough

to be carried- in the vest pocket, they con- tain storage places for needles and thread ready for use.

The handles are hollow, and within them the sewing implements are kept. In one of the rods a tiny bobbin is stored, on which is wound sufficient white and black thread to serve in several emergencies. In the other handle is a compartment for needles — self- threading needles, so that it is no task to thread them on a fast- moving train or in a poor light. The hollow handle rods are closed by a small cap operated by a spring trigger.

A screw holds the two blades of the scissors together and permits of their being taken apart so that either blade may be used separately, as for ripping seams.

The scissors should be kept in a leather case so that the points may not injure the lining of the vest pocket where they are carried.

��In each of the rods of the handle is a com- partment for holding needles and thread

���A Three-Purpose Electric Drill for Automobile Repairs

BY adding two small attachments, the electric drill illustrated below may be transformed in a few seconds to a valve- grinding tool or an emery wheel for sharpening bit tools and the like.

The drill has another distinct feature. The main spindle carrying the chuck may be thrown over at right angles to its regular position, the squared portion of the spindle engaging the jaws on the bottom of the drill housing and thereby preventing the drill from turning, and allowing the chuck to be tightened by hand as desired. This saves much time when different- sized drills must be used alternately, particularly the time usually lost in looking for the chuck wrench or key.

The drill may be driven by current from the ordi- nary lighting circuit and controlled, started and reversed, by means of one switch. The drill- ing speed is regulated by the pressure exerted by the operator on the handles.

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��A small electric drill which serves three distinct purposes

���With one attachment the drill may be trans- formed in a few seconds to a valve-grinding tool

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