It seems Popular Science was quite a champion of off-beat inventions/solutions: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/52465/22-vintage-popular-science-covers-outlined-future
After I am done with this model, I will browse through the archives of the magazine to find some other weird machines to model :D
...and the model is now available for free (CC BY-NC) on thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5169035
@FredBednarski that's a great idea, looking forward to the model, that would make a fun painting project :3
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