IT’S NEW! (Oct, 1955)
FAMILY BIKE. Mrs. Donald Goodrum, young Miami matron, and the bike she remodeled for trips around town with her children.
SILENT SURVIVOR of atomic blast face paint blistered* tie scorched but otherwise OK, was 7,000 feet from center of explosion.
EXPRESS ELEVATOR for people caught in tall firetraps was recently shown in Karlsruhe, Germany. It rises 160 feet in 60 seconds.
BEAM CONTROL developed by Zenith allows you to turn set on, oft change stations, kill commercials without leaving your chair.
OXYGEN VENDOR at Las Vegas Airport-just the thing before boarding plane with empty pockets* heavy heart enormous head.
RADAR CONTROLS that let emergency vehicles control traffic lights fascinate radar-equipped young man of Maywood. Ill ALUMINUM YARN for tire fabric will disperse heat prevent many blowouts. I. L. Reynolds inspects Reynolds Metals yarn.
DOUBLE DELTA JET wings have greater length than span. Swedish air force plane’s center of gravity shifts hydraulically.
HOT COBALT, placed in five-ton shield under water, starts trip from Brookhaven National Lab to Goodrich Research Center.
TV COLOR CONVERTER, so its makers claim, will change your black-and-white TV to full color. Unit costs $150, detaches easily.
SNEEZE CATCHER: one “kerchoo” could blow a lot of money out the window; that stuff’s petunia seed, worth $75 an ounce.
FLYING STRETCHER motorcycle, in which rider lies on his back, was recently clocked at 134.4 mph. Owner-driver is German racer G. A. Baum.
MAGIC LAMP with new GE electronic switch inside goes on and off at a touch. Model obligingly holds sample switch in free hand.
COMBO WALL GADGET sharpens pencils, knives, seals crown caps, opens cans, beer cans, pulls corks, opens all kinds of bottles.
HOMEMADE BETATRON and its 17-year-old builder, Robert Shantz. Cleveland youth started his advanced atom prober in 1951.
POWER WHEELCHAIR has mouth control stick, room for portable respirator, was designed for paralytics by Chicago inventor.
CLOCKWORK WARBLER shown at industrial lair in Hamburg, Germany, is the latest in alarm clocks, wakens with a gentle song.
FISH-O-MATIC, an underwater booby trap, jerks hook and snags fish at merest nudge. Inventor Bill Hoffman is looking for mfr.
BLOW-UP TENT substitutes columns of compressed air for tent poles and guy ropes. It’s big enough for four, folds up small BIGGEST GLOBE on earth, recently installed at Babson Institute, Wellesley, Mass., can be changed to keep abreast of world events.