Modern Mechanix shows an interesting idea for saving space; after all, why take up all that room in a house for a garage when the car is gone so much of the time? Why make every facade of every house in America a blank wall of a garage door, when you could just fold it away when you don't need it? They quote Popular Mechanics from 1962:
A new awning garage bolts to an outside wall, folds flat when not in use, and pulls down to enclose a car. Its pivoted tubular ribs are spring-balanced for easy raising and lowering. British Carquad is made in seven lengths from 9 to 18 feet, can be attached to an existing garage for a second car or to house a small boat.
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It's not perfect but it is better than this.
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