It’s New (Jan, 1959)
PHONE DOME called the Vista-booth gives a hill view of all the revolving doors (so you won’t miss Auntie Gert) plus desk phone. From Bell Labs.
COP ARMOR, not so chic as Galahad’s tilting suit but weighing almost as much (65 lbs.), is fully bulletproof. A Philadelphia Police Department development COPTER PA system (left) shown on USMC chopper is the first to prove loud and clear enough to let pilot talk to radioless ground troops through engine noise. The four speakers are Atlas King Cobra-jectors; amplifier is 50-watt Stromberg-Carlson.
REAR-ENGINE SPORTS COUPE by NSU, famous German motorcycle maker, has rear twin-cylinder, air-cooled, overhead cam engine of 35 cu. in. Body’s by Italian body builder Bertone. Top speed is said to be 85 mph, fuel consumption’s a claimed 38 mpg. The price is $1,398.
BRITISH FOR AMERICAN market, new Norton Nomad has, maker says. Limey lightness plus the strength and power needed for off-road and long-distance American riding.
ELECTROSTATIC PUMP by GE has no moving parts. Electrodes separated by insulating fluid pull dust in fluid towards them. Particles drag water molecules with them.
VOLVO PV 544 series, latest Volvo offering, has rear window reaching to rain gutter; remember McCahill’s “blind corner” gripe? PV 544 comes in four models.
LIFE SHIRT called the Floater by Golden Gate Sportswear, Oakland, Calif., inflates chemically in the water, becomes a life preserver (see picture, left, below).
GOGGLE WASHER for washing mud off sulky pilot’s windshield during foul weather harness races is demonstrated by Bobby Cherrix. Note rubber back tank.
ELECTRONIC HAND, Russian, carries out movements the man merely “thinks.” Only connection is through metal bracelet on his arm. Next goal: to give it “feeling.” Hand can pick up a full glass, make a fist, etc.
SMALLEST TWIRLER twirls platter on a tiny spindle—no turntable required. Plays phonograph records of any size, operates on flashlight batteries, costs $40. Made in Britain. Right cute little thingumajig—ain’t she?
INFANTRY’S GUIDED MISSILE, British, is a close-range anti-tank weapon launched by a pistol-like firing device. Soldier guides missile to visual target by a thumb control gismo. Missile is 53 inches long, weighs 45 lbs., uses solid fuel, needs no pre-launching warm-up.