NONSKID EGG-BEATER equipped with a suction cup to grip the bottom of the mixing bowl. Philip Kochman. Lawrence. Mass.

FOR HOME PASTRYCOOKS, a spray can for greasing pie pans without greasing fingers. Mrs. James Traucht. Jenera, O.

TELESCOPING TELEPHONE POLES to make the lineman’s work easier and at the same time safer. Peter Kopach, Ramsey, N. J.

FOR CLEANER CAMPING and traveling, soap in a tube that can be packed in handbags, suitcases. Earl Smith, Bessemer, Ala.

SHOTGUN AND RIFLE KITS for the amateur gunsmith, sportsman, general do-it-yourselfer. Mike Pullen, Caldwell, Idaho.

Is there a gadget you think should be Invented? If so, send its description to Inventions Wanted Editor, MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED, 67 West 44 St., N.Y. 36, N.Y. Each one printed will be awarded $5.

  1. Toronto says: March 19, 201210:38 am

    Spray can “grease” – got it.
    Soap in a tube – got it.
    Eggbeater with bottom rest – got it, but it’s not a suction cup, it’s high molecular weight plastic.
    Rifle/Shotgun “kit” – well, in the AR-15 world you can replace all the parts except the ‘receiver’ on your own. Does that count?

  2. Charlene says: March 19, 201212:34 pm

    A suction cup would be wildly impractical, since you want to move the eggbeater around the bowl while using it.

    And how much damage could a telescoping telephone pole cause to wires, especially those where the coating has gone brittle due to sun or cold exposure?

  3. Hirudinea says: March 19, 20121:01 pm

    Shotgun/Rifle kit? I don’t know, after seeing what some people do with Ikea bookshelves I’ed hate to think what would happen with an Ikea shotgun!

  4. Toronto says: March 19, 20122:01 pm

    Charlene – just think of the “boing!” effects when icicles fell off the power lines!

  5. Toronto says: March 19, 20122:02 pm
  6. JMyint says: March 19, 20122:41 pm

    There were rifle ‘kits’ even back when this article appeared. You could buy locks, stocks, and barrels and build your own gun and you can still today. (See what I did there)

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