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IT’S NEW! (May, 1956)

Wow, Ken Garritt must have some pretty strong wrists to hold up a 160 pound bike that way. Maybe one of the dynamos powers an anti-grav unit.

IT’S NEW!

SNAZZY RUNABOUT, by sports car designer Brooks Stevens, mounts a 30-hp Evinrude Lark motor, has bucket seats and costs a mere $11,000.

FISSION FASHION. Suit designed to protect wearer from atomic fallout gets a big yak in Chicago. Fifteen-oz. silk garment is meant to be earned as emergency armor.

HOME-BUILT BIKE owned by Briton Ken Garritt weighs 160 lbs., has 24 gear ratios, three dynamos that power 17 lamps, lour direction finders and real cool twin horns.

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IT’S NEW! (Nov, 1956)

Wow, those glasses are basically a reflecting telescope.

IT’S NEW!

HIGH GRADE GRAVEL, freshly hand-sifted from Colombian emerald mine. Gems will bring as much as $11,500,000 per pound.

REAL COOL, say Transit Authority men Joseph O’Grady and Charles Patterson as they dig New York subway air-conditioning.

PERFECT IRON CRYSTAL with tensile strength of 1,900,000 pounds per sq. in. has been grown in General Electric lab.

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IT’S NEW! (Oct, 1956)

That swamp wagon is pretty damn bad-ass.

IT’S NEW!

SWAMP WAGON’S nine-ft. tall rear wheels have hickory treads steel-clamped to 28 in. rims weighing 700 lbs. Vehicle is designed to clamber over Florida’s soft muck bogs.

TOTCYCLIST Brad Bradley drives cut-down 125 cc Harley Davidson like a pro. Five-year-old was taught to ride 50-mph machine by his Dad. Brad began career at 18 months.

MANY-LENSED Italian Summa camera has revolving turret housing regular lens, wide angle lens and two for direct sighting. It also has hand grips and flash attachments.

NO FANCY PANTS, Solly Davis holds Geiger counter inside Goodyear’s new one-piece vinyl film anti-radiation suit Inflated by compressed air, suit is air-conditioned.

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IT’S NEW! (Feb, 1959)

IT’S NEW!

TRI-OPTIC LENSES for the near-blind give high magnification for near and far vision, normal peripheral vision for localization of objects.

PORTABLE TV set by GE. battery-powered and transistorized. has full selectivity. Cost of transistors keeps it off market for the present.

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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?

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.

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IT’S NEW! (Feb, 1959)

IT’S NEW!

ENGLISHMAN’S DOME is a glass castle; architect Hugh Pope and wife relax under glass. Modest Crystal Palace went up in two weeks for cost of $1,400.

CITROEN station wagon, one of the French firm’s new line of utility autos, holds lots of cargo for a smallish vehicle. The rear seats face inwards, fold into floor very cleverly. Below: true French chic.

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IT’S NEW! (Jun, 1956)

IT’S NEW!

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.

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IT’S NEW! (Jul, 1960)

IT’S NEW!

EXPERIMENTAL French monorail, electric, cruises at 60 mph, can carry 123 passengers.

FIRST CAR to be made in India is fourseater sedan with fiber glass body. Mill is two-cylinder job, gets 55 mph, 50 mpg.

ANTI-SLIP gadget for shoes was invented by English clerk. Hinged steel teeth are {lipped up when walking on icy pavements.

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IT’S NEW! (Dec, 1955)

IT’S NEW!

SHOOTING at Big Four, German photographer wields his four-foot camera, longest one used at “Summit” conference in Switzerland.

TRACTOR CADDIE designed by English golfing engineer, Henry Cotton, has engine to make light chore of hefting clubs on links.

STERN WHEELER Mary R churns up spray on maiden trip up Chicago river. Vacationer’s dreamboat was constructed by Thomas Burke. Sr.. and family. Craft houses them all.

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