GIVING THE THRILLS OF AN AEROPLANE (Sep, 1915)
I’m pretty sure this thing is hanging off the side of a building in Manhattan right now.
GIVING THE THRILLS OF AN AEROPLANE
A NEW form of amusement park device that takes the thrill-seeker aloft in circling swoops has been installed on the “Zone” at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. The device consists of a steel arm, nearly 250 feet long, which is pivoted at one end, and carries a car for passengers at the other. The whole mechanism revolves on a turntable, so that as the arm rises, the car is carried around in an ascending spiral.
What’s New IN ELECTRONICS – Sony Walkman (Apr, 1980)
Of course the Sony Soundabout was later renamed the Sony Walkman.
What’s New IN ELECTRONICS
Hi-fi for joggers
You don’t have to jog when listening to stereo music from the Sony Soundabout cassette player—but you could. It’s small, lightweight, designed to go anywhere, and produces high-fidelity stereo through its specially built headphones. Price: $199.95.
INVENTIONS WANTED! (May, 1956)
That flash light is a great idea if you want to blind your companions. As to the square thread spools… Why don’t they do that? It makes sense. Then again so do square cans and people refuse to buy food in them.
TURNTABLE built into garage floor so that the motorist never has to back car into street E. Thompson, Warwickshire, England.
SWIVEL STEP that swings under sink when not in use. enables Junior to wash himself with ease. Arthur Routh. New Haven. Conn.