The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

New On The Road For 1948

The April 1948 issue of Mechanix Illustrated, posted on Modern Mechanix, featured several new devices for motorists and others on the road.  While the curb feelers with an electric buzzer are cool, I particularly like the motor for balloon tire bicycles, although it was hardly new.  Whizzer was selling such motors in 1939.

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