IT’S NEW! (Nov, 1955)

That flight-suit on the second page is one of the most steam-punky looking things I’ve ever seen that wasn’t actually designed to look that way. I also love the habit of just throwing a woman in the frame when they show pictures of weird stuff. Balance?

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IT’S NEW!

HYDROFOILS in kit form are easily installed on almost all outboard craft from 12 to 16 feet Safe, smooth, they literally make boat fly. Atlantic Hydrofin, Miami. Fla.

GROWING UP LAMP’S base has yardstick with spaces for marking date, weight, height of little Oscar, who likes to see how much he “growed.” Device was exhibited in Chicago.

SLIT SPECS, originated by the Eskimos, are considered the most on Canadian ski slopes these days. Glassless, slits guard against sun’s glare. This pair costs $20.

ONE-MAN HELICOPTER developed by Goodyear Aircraft Corp. and designed by Paul Ziegler, weighs slightly over 400 pounds and is capable of more than 60-mph.

ROCKING BED equipped with bellows is tested as possible replacement lor iron lung in Chicago trial. Rhythmic see-saw action of bed acts on bellows, supplies oxygen.

BICYCLE CART made from two standard bikes is going over big in Brunswick, Germany. Assembled in five minutes, it totes two. tot, luggage. Frame costs $15 to $20.

GOGGLE-EYED flight suit will protect its wearer for 80 hours at 100.000-foot altitude, according to University of Illinois tests made for the Toronto. Canada, manufacturers.

6 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: December 28, 20115:23 pm

    “That flight-suit on the second page is one of the most steam-punky looking things I’ve ever seen that wasn’t actually designed to look that way. I also love the habit of just throwing a woman in the frame when they show pictures of weird stuff.”

    Let’s all sing, “When a cyberman loves a woman…”

  2. Hirudinea says: December 28, 201111:42 pm

    Sorry for the double comment but doesn’t that scalp tingler on page 3 look like an early experiment in psychic research? I’m sure bald CIA agents are behind it!

  3. DrewE says: December 29, 201110:37 am

    The theater on page 4 is the North Shore Music Theater, still going strong (albeit in a somewhat remodeled form with fixed sidewalls). http://www.nsmt.org/

    I’d hate to have to make a bathroom run in the middle of the night when using that cartop tent. “Be right back, dear.” *thud*

  4. Nomen Nescio says: December 29, 201111:07 am

    $20 in 1955 dollars for a pair of opaque plastic goggles with some slits in them?! good grief, now you can get tolerable polarizing lenses for the same sum in today’s dollars. figuring in inflation, those were some expensive slits.

  5. Bobbie says: December 29, 20116:15 pm

    How do you get into the tent on top of the car?

  6. Toronto says: December 29, 20118:17 pm

    Bobbie: A ladder, like a bunk bed.

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