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Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics first cover (11 January 1902)
Editor-In-Chief James B. Meigs
Categories Automotive, DIY, Science, Technology
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Bill Congdon
First issue 11 January 1902
Company Hearst Communications, Inc.
Country United States
Language English
Website popularmechanics.com
ISSN 0032-4558

Popular Mechanics is an American magazine devoted to science and technology. It was first published January 11, 1902 by H. H. Windsor, and has been owned since 1958 by the Hearst Corporation. There are nine international editions, including a Latin American version that has been published for decades and a newer South African edition.

Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is "Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast.[1][2]

Some chief competitors of Popular Mechanics are Popular Science, Wired, and Men's Journal

The March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics published an article debunking some of the 9/11 conspiracy theories.[3]

Popular Mechanics is a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation, which also has an ownership stake in the History Channel.

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Further reading

  • Israel, Paul B. (1994-04). "Enthusiasts and Innovators: "Possible Dreams" and the "Innovation Station" at the Henry Ford Museum". Technology and Culture 35 (2): 396–401. doi:10.2307/3106308. 
  • Wright, John L. (1992-07). Possible Dreams: Enthusiasm for Technology in America. Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. pp. 128. ISBN 0933728352. 
  • Bryant, Margaret M. (1977). "New Words from Popular Mechanics". American Speech 52 (1/2): 39–46. doi:10.2307/454718. 

Magazine issues

A near-complete archive of Popular Mechanics issues going back to 1905 is available[4][5] through Google Book Search.

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Popular Mechanics is an American magazine devoted to science and technology. It was first published January 11, 1902 by H.H. Windsor, and has been owned since the 1950s by the Hearst Corporation There is also a Latin American edition that has been published for decades and a newly formed South African version available.

Popular Mechanics features regular sections on cars, trucks, science, technology, home how-to and outdoor adventures. A recurring column is "Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast.

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