Belmont Club

Know-how

Return to a world where 97 pound weaklings unabashedly aspired to become real “he-men” and wanted to build things like radios, machines, irrigation works. Come back to a time when people were as close to things as their hands, when knowledge was a book away, or at least available by correspondence; when gyms were floored with sawdust and athletes were expected to sweat and corned-beef sandwiches; the time before the hour when a shadow fell between the conception and the creation. Visit the past via Popular Mechanics, 1945.