He Makes Big Profits on a Small Scale
This unusual business makes fish scales into artificial flowers and costume jewelry that will dazzle the eye and not offend the nose!
By Rudy Arnold
THERE’S something new in the costume accessories business—a $50,000-a-year idea for turning fish scales into fancy flowers, costume jewelry and stylish hats.
Raymond Pier, a retired 48-year-old auto dealer of Ocean Grove, N. J., got bored with the idle life in Florida. When his eight-year-old daughter came back from the beach one day with a handful of seashells, he wondered if a few novelties couldn’t be created out of the sea’s beautiful but wasted bounty.
Candles Lighted Their Way to Fortune
Starting their trade quite by accident, the Perlmutters have built up a $100,000 business in highly artistic candles.
By H. W. Kellick
MOST of the persons who buy the candles that Danny and Patty Perl-mutter make in their Woodstock New York workshop find them so decorative that they hesitate to burn them.
Such treatment of the Candelier candles brings untold joy to the hearts of the Perl-mutters. For, when the young husband and wife team first designed their two-lb., 12-in., hand-colored candles, many experts said emphatically that the tapers could never be commercialized.
They Turn Collars Into Dollars
Catering to filthy rich Fidos is making Bill and Ken Osborne the veritable Tiffany of Towserland.
By Jack E. Kemmerer
A DREAM in which he saw a pet poodle wearing a magnificent, diamond-studded dog collar launched 38-year-old breeder of pedigreed show dogs Bill Osborne and his brother Ken, 25, on a unique money-making venture which has them catering to the upper crust of dogdom.
They Lassoed a Fortune
When Messrs. Knox and Reese came to the end of their rope they looked ahead and saw a quarter-million dollar annual sale for their trick lariats.
By H. W. Kellick
THERE’S an old saying, “Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.” But when Dave Knox and Bill Reese got enough rope they didn’t hang themselves; they hung onto a business idea which now grosses $235,000 a year.
There’s Treasure in Trash
With a little imagination and a few tools you can convert junk into cash as does Sal Salvatori. By Peter Lamb IF there’s a workshop in your home and you fancy yourself a fairly commendable woodworker, you may be missing an opportunity to cash in on your hobby as many other workshoppers are doing. Some turn out original designs; others make furniture to order. But one of the most successful fields is the conversion of discarded items into useful and ornamental pieces. Take the case of Salvatore Salvatori.
WANTED – A MILLION-DOLLAR RIDE
by Harold S. Kahm
Invent a new amusement for the thrill-hungry public and make a fortune.
WOULD you like to make $100,000.00? .You can do it by inventing a new and successful amusement riding device. The average amusement park or carnival patron, swooping madly through the air in the whirling car of a Flying Scooter, or plunging down the breathtaking curves of a mammoth roller coaster, has one supreme thought in the back of his mind: “This is wonderful! Now let’s have something new!”
Be careful with these inventions. I’m pretty sure that the Palpatron will turn you into a Sith lord.
He’ll Buy Your Inventions
If you have an idea for a new invention John Rockett’s Product Development Corp. would like to hear from you.
By John N. Makris
GOT an idea for an invention you believe is new, practical and useful? Then John F. Rockett, Jr., president of the Product Development Corp. of Boston would like to hear from you.
Rockett, whose newly established firm brings together the man with an idea and the company with the plant and capital to develop the idea, estimates there are 20,000,000 would-be inventors in the United States, representing an enormous treasury of new products, gadgets and services.
They Roll Dough Into Dollars
Will Golant and Sam Dolinko were just ordinary bakers until they made a $2,000,000 “mistake.”
By H. W. Kellick
WHEN Sam Dolinko hauled 55 pounds of coffee cake, flat as a flapjack, out of the oven one day in 1949, it looked as though a major disaster had overtaken the little neighborhood bakery in Los Angeles run by him and his brother-in-law, William Golant.
He was deeply upset over what had happened to his cake. Golant was furious. Newcomers from Chicago, they were barely eking out a living and the loss of a day’s production was a serious setback.
Get Your Workshop a Defense Contract
As America’s war production speeds up, great opportunities are arising for the little guy with a workbench.
By Norman A. Schorr
HOME workshops are fun but they can also be moneymakers—million-dollar moneymakers! Thousands of hobbyists made millions of dollars during the last war applying their skills to the making of desperately needed machine parts. Well, the nation is arming again and your opportunity to turn your home lathe to better use is here.
10 New Ways To Make Your Fortune
If you want to stay broke all your life, better skip this. For here’s the secret of making money—and you might dash off and strike it rich!
By Lester David
EVER want to make $100,000 a year? With a little brains, a little know-how and a novel idea, you can. You don’t have to bundle your head up in a big bath towel and make like a crystal-gazing swami with your goldfish bowl to discover the secret of rolling in coin.
All you have to do is to put a new idea to work in a business of your own. Just give your community something different—something it needs or something you can make it want.