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November 24, 2012 4:32 PM   Subscribe

Gus Wilson, master mechanic, pipe smoker, cap wearer, crime fighter, sage, is a part owner of the Model Garage. These are his stories.

For those who aren't familiar with the Model Garage stories a good place to start would be selected stories that were gathered into two books: Gus Wilson's Model Garage and Tales of a Master Mechanic

An Alphabetical listing of all the stories that appeared in Popular Science.

Who is Gus Wilson?
posted by Mitheral (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are pretty much written in the style and tone of almost everything I read as a kid in the 50's, a bit of a wash of nostalgia.....Thanks!

I'm wondering how I missed Gus.
posted by HuronBob at 4:41 PM on November 24, 2012


I clicked on 1949 at random. The first three news stories really depressed me.
posted by boo_radley at 4:52 PM on November 24, 2012


This is the next best thing to finding a tall stack of the original issues themselves. What a great post. There goes the rest of my weekend.
posted by Pudhoho at 4:55 PM on November 24, 2012


Just up my alley. Great post.
posted by DU at 6:06 PM on November 24, 2012


Nice. 1930s? Seems Gus was still kicking decades later as a persona I remember from my childhood.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:11 PM on November 24, 2012


These are brilliant, part detective story and part Car Talk without the bad jokes.
posted by arcticseal at 9:45 PM on November 24, 2012


Thanks for posting.

One of the highlights from my youth was visiting my grandparents - and my grandfather had subscriptions to all the good magazines, including Popular Science, Mechanix Illustrated, Popular Mechanics, etc. A good portion of my summers and Christmas holidays were spent reading back issues of these magazines.

Awesome post.
posted by insulglass at 9:33 PM on November 25, 2012


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