Now you can molest your secretary without that pesky cord getting in the way.


We have disposable garbage can liners. Why not go the whole hog with disposable paper cans? B. Kentile, Saranac Lake. N. Y.

Why not self-winding spools that would play out only as much telephone cord as you need? Lydie Ascheim, New York, N. Y.

To heck with spadework. There ought to be a power lawn mower that could push a small plow. Jean Sheppard. Augusta, Ga.

Corner cupboards are great space-savers. How about corner refrigerators for kitchenettes? Mrs. R. Miller, San Francisco.

Service station hydraulic lifts should have big mirrors behind them to help you get in the grooves. Mrs. F. Brooks, Baltimore, Md.

  1. Hirudinea says: June 9, 201111:44 am

    I like the fridge and the plow.

  2. Andrew L. Ayers says: June 9, 201111:51 am

    @Hirudinea: Not sure about the fridge, but I am pretty certain in 1955 there were already motorized plows, plow attachments/engine combos, as well motorized tillers already available…

  3. justicegustine says: June 11, 201110:06 am

    The 50s. When the “secretary taking notes while on the boss’s knee” was socially accepted.

    //born to late.

  4. John says: June 11, 201112:40 pm

    justicegustine » At least just a cliche’ in the movies.

  5. Michael, N5RLR says: June 11, 20113:44 pm

    Self-rewinding telephone-handset cord spools eventually came to pass. 🙂

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