IT’S NEW! (Jun, 1956)
BELLYWHOPPER BICYCLE, demonstrated by its Italian inventor, Piero Moscogiuri, can do 50 mph with minimum exertion, permits easy breathing and “the fullest use of all muscles.”
CIGARETTE GLOW was sole illumination for this TV photo after being amplified by new Bendix Aviation electronic device. Lumicon.
HOT TIRES trail clouds of burned-off rubber as test car hits turn at Ford Company’s Arizona proving ground. The outrigger permits extra rolling for tire and steering tests.
JET SCREAM MUFFLER built tor Republic Aviation reduces sound level of jet tests to that of normal auto traffic in the area. Unit is “portable.” less costly than earlier types.
ROLLI-TANKER. Goodyear’s answer to problems involved in storage and moving of liquids. It rolls, floats in water, takes a beating, can be towed by hand, car, tractor.
SMILE GAUGE helps dentists fit false teeth to facial contour. Daddy, why is the lady smiling so hard if she’s going to lose all her teeth? Huh, Daddy? Why is she smiling— HEEL REFLECTORS for night pedestrians who don’t know enough to use left side of road—and who wear their pants pretty short. Seen at a German shoe exhibition.
ROASTING CONTROL. Set dial, plunge probe into the bird, shut oven door and forget it—gas will go off when it’s done. Works on any kind of meat or fowl roast.
URETHANE FOAMS, new DuPont material, can be used in myriad products from dish mops to dashboard crashpads foamed-in-place to eliminate separate cementing.
CROSS-COUNTRY CARS built for new West German armed services have two-cylinder engines, four-wheel drive, five synchronized forward gears, top speed of 60 mph.
PUSHBUTTON WHEELCHAIR for paralytics does 6 mph, turns, reverses, slows down, has fingertip controls. March-of-Dimes subsidized New York group that developed it.