ICE BOX FOR BOTTLED DRINKS MAKES TEMPTING DISPLAY (May, 1924)
This is a really cool design, the only real problem is that you have to sell your soda at a slow and steady pace. If you sold seven bottles of one kind in a short period of time, the next one would be warm.
ICE BOX FOR BOTTLED DRINKS MAKES TEMPTING DISPLAY
For cooling bottled drinks, a unique ice box consisting of a number of J-shaped chutes into which bottles are placed, one flavor for each compartment, has been patented. Ice stored in the refrigerator and covering the lower part of the chutes which curve up under the storage chamber, cools the bottles as they pass through. By pressing down on the bottles turned upside down in the delivery tubes, a fresh container appears within easy reach. It is not necessary to open the box to get out a bottle and the row of bottles is visible through a glass cover.
TIRE INFLATOR WORKS WITHOUT HUMAN AID (Dec, 1930)
This is actually a really cool idea. I doubt it would be practical with the variety of modern body and wheel types, not to mention the fact that modern tires need air far less frequently, but it’s still nifty.
TIRE INFLATOR WORKS WITHOUT HUMAN AID
Putting air in the tires of your car should be a pleasure instead of a nuisance,according to Ellis E. White, of Los Angeles, who has just perfected an automatic tire inflator. To get air in the tires of his car, the driver need not get out from behind the wheel.
When his tires need air, he drives up a runway at the service station. He passes a box with a lever and a graduated scale, and with a touch of his hand he sets the lever to the number of pounds pressure he wishes in his tires.
At a certain point on the runway his wheels drop into a groove and close an electric contact, setting the intlator in action. Air nozzles advance from each side and press against special connections on the wheel’s hubs. Air flows into the tires. When the tire is full a bell rings and the air is shut off. To use the novel service, a car must have special air nipples that fit over the hub of his car’s wheels and have a pipe connection to the tire valve to complete the operation.
Many Wall Plugs Fit in One Outlet (May, 1934)
This is actually a really good idea, though I think their claim of unlimited plugs in one outlet is a little optimistic. It would be really nice if powerbricks had outlets in them.
Many Wall Plugs Fit in One Outlet
DOUBLE and triple outlet electric plugs are no longer needed. A novel wall plug now available is of such a design that another plug can be inserted right on top of it. There is no limit to the number of extension cords that can be used on one outlet.
Punch and Judy Theater Hides Camera from Children (Jul, 1942)
This is actually a really good idea.
Punch and Judy Theater Hides Camera from Children
Getting young children to pose naturally indoors for a portrait is far from easy, as many amateur photographers have discovered. If much work of this type is to be done, it pays to follow the example of successful professionals and give the children something interesting to look at. In one studio devoted to child photography, the camera is set up behind a Punch and Judy theater. The children are fascinated by the puppets and pay little or no attention to anything else, so that it is a simple matter to take their pictures.
Armrest for Car (Nov, 1950)
What will those scientists think of next?
Armrest for Car
Easy-chair comfort for the car driver is provided by an adjustable armrest which hooks over the back of the front seat. The driving aidâ€”a flexible metal bar with a sliding cushionâ€”fits all cars. A small lever permits the foam-rubber cushion to be adjusted to the most comfortable height, then locked in place. The metal bar is covered with fabric to prevent damage to the car upholstery.