WIN $5 for year invention idea. Describe en a postcard and mail to Inventions Wanted Editor, Mechanix Illustrated, 87 W. 44th St, New York, N.Y. 10036. Each idea that we publish wins $5.

FISH FOOD in time-release capsules that would dissolve over several days or weeks. Philip F. Sidotti, Glassboro. N. J.

ICE CREAM freezer that could be hooked up to an exercise bike to make your perspiration more worthwhile. Ross White, Hueytown. Ala.

QUARTER-IN.-WIDE safety razor for a professional-looking home trim around the ears. George Smith, Chicago, Ill.

COMBINATION chapstick-suntan oil (refill-able) holder on a neckstring for the convenience of skiers. Scott Wilson, Selma, Calif.

TYPEWRITER ribbon cartridges that could be dropped in cleanly, like film in an Instamatic camera. R. S. Liholm, Anacortes, Wash.

  1. Alan J. Richer says: March 11, 200810:47 am

    Vibrator attachment for a hand drill: The mind boggles….three speeds, no waiting…

  2. fluffy says: March 11, 200812:42 pm

    $5! Wow! $5, for an invention I made! Where can I sign up?

    Sadly, that’s a much better reward than I ever got for my business-changing inventions at Amazon. (I did get a few fetching lucite puzzle pieces though!)

  3. Stannous says: March 11, 20082:47 pm

    I once watched bondage video where the ‘victim’ was ‘forced’ to an orgasm with a DeWalt pad sander wrapped in velvet. I can still recall her gasping, “Oh man! I gotta get me one of these!”

  4. Mike says: March 14, 20089:24 am


    The $5 was for SUGGESTING an invention. Not actually making it.

  5. fluffy says: March 14, 20089:49 am

    Well that’s pretty much what software patents are too.

  6. Roger Bourque says: February 13, 20097:29 pm

    I am trying to get help with a medical invention that is not being used. I am having all kinds of people wanting money. This is normal for the web. Do you work on a partner arrangment or after you do something or do you want $$$ also. If I gave everybody who asked for $$$ then I would be owing an unillion $$RE. Roger Bourque. Ottawa Ont. If you think you can help. Email me with a fax and I will send you what I have so far.

  7. fluffy says: February 13, 20097:43 pm

    I’m not sure you understand the intent of this site.

  8. Charlie says: February 13, 20097:49 pm

    Email me with a fax? I’m not sure he understands the intent of email either.

  9. Adis says: June 15, 20109:01 pm

    We have a really brilliant idea , that we created. its a flipflop sandle with a beer opener attached to it at the end.

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