The everything set
It’s a carry-along entertainment and information center—AM, FM, CB, public service, aircraft, and weather bands, three-inch TV, cassette tape—along with a built-in mike and sleep switch. Six D cells power it. It’s $249.95, from Sampo, 1050 Arthur Ave., Elk Grove Village, III. 60007.
Boy Combines Disappearing Hose Reel and Coal Chute
WHEN Dwight Mills, 10-year-old Dayton, Ohio, boy became weary of lugging the lawn hose down into the basement he suggested to his father that they build a hose reel in the foundation wall.
MATTRESS CARRIED IN TRUNK UNFOLDS INTO BED
A trunk and a bed have been combined in a large boxlike container, capable of holding a folded mattress and a number of drawers. When traveling, the mattress tits against and keeps the drawers closed. In preparing the combination for a bed, the trunk is placed on its side and the mattress taken from the end, thus giving access to the bedding in the drawers. A comfortable bed may then be made up on the top of the trunk, providing a convenient means for accommodating a guest.
NEW for the HOME
Swinging Shelf meets you more than half way. Mount it atop your present shelf, pull the handle and it swings down and out to you on its special hinges. Space Saver Industries, Detroit, Mich.
Flush Guide puts silencer on that annoying running toilet. It’s a device which guides the rubber-ball valve to the valve seat and can be installed in ten minutes. Made by Ardmore Products, Ardmore, Pa.
MIRROR PART OF COMB
A pocket comb that carries a mirror at one end is the handy toilet accessory produced by a Portland, Ore., inventor. The round glass is permanently set in the hard rubber of the comb. The “two-in-one” comb is five and a half inches long, slipping easily into pocket or handbag.
Popcorn Stand Is a Locomotive
AN ACCURATE model of a locomotive built on a popcorn wagon is attracting considerable attention and has greatly increased the sales of a French popcorn and peanut vendor.
All locomotive parts above the wheels are ingeniously made from sheet metal. A small boiler supplies steam for the locomotive whistle, but this whistle has the characteristic squeaky note of the popcorn wagon.
Corn is popped from the cab by pushing the popper into the firebox.
Clasp Converts Pants to Knickers
TWO pants can now be had from one, with tricky little clasp invented by Thomas Vaccaro of Los Angeles. Ordinary trousers worn at the office can be converted in a minute into golf knickers, and the business executive is then ready for an afternoon of golf. The change is made with quick manipulation of a strap device easily installed on any pair of pants.
Flashlight Weapon Invented
A COMBINATION flashlight gun has been invented by V. Merifield, of the Los Angeles, Calif., police department. At the pressing of a trigger the device ejects a spray of ammonia or gas from a jet to disable any suspect who might attempt to draw a weapon when the flashlight is aimed.
The novel gun weighs only six ounces, has fewer than a dozen parts, and is practically indestructible. Jet and light are controlled by separate triggers. One filling provides 20 shots of gas.