WHAT’S NEW (Feb, 1970)
A CALL GIRL FOR YOUR HOME.
Available in black, white, and psychedelic swirls to accommodate every taste, the Call Girl shown here is a working phone marketed by Classics Inc., 241 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, Wis. 53202. Fits over your home phone. Black or white models are $40, psychedelic $50. Should be a big hit with the Missus.
HOW FAST WAS HE GOING AT THE TIME?
A new, collapsible motorcycle has been developed by the Honda company. When the pieces are put together, it is an all-purpose lightweight bike. When you’re ready to go home, the “Dax 70″ can be taken apart and carried in your car trunk- VOLKSWAGEN’S MEDI-CAR PLAN.
Each buyer of a 1970 VW will be given four coupons good for a series of 45-minute to hour-long diagnostic checkups at 6000-mile intervals. Each dealer will have one or more diagnostic lanes to find tuneup and warranty-covered ills.
THE CONSIDERATE PRODUCT.
A clever photographer has captured the spirit of Vent-Away, American-Standard’s odorless toilet “for considerate people.”
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Grisly road sign was put up before a treacherous curve by Austrian officials as a last resort to slow speeders.
PORTABLE BLIMP BASE.
Rare photo shows Goodyear blimp “America” moored to a portable mooring mast carried on a tractor-trailer. Trailer contains mobile maintenance shop.
LOOK MA, NO STRINGS.
A battery-powered Cordless Electric Mower has been Introduced by Black & Decker. The 18-inch reel type mower can cut 10,000 square feet of lawn on a single charge. Overnight battery charger that operates on house current is included in $129.95 list price.
RUNNING A RUC.
Chrysler Corp. is testing its Riverine Utility Craft (RUC) for the Navy on Lake St. Clair, near Detroit. It uses a set of revolving pontoons to move through water, swamps, and muck. Rotsa rue!
HEY, BERT, PROGRAM ANOTHER DEFENSIVE END!
An ingenious new football helmet by Riddell Inc., 2720 S. Des Plaines Ave., Des Plaines, III. 60018, uses 12 air pads instead of the usual nylon web suspension; they are claimed to be more effective in absorbing impacts. The Micro-Fit helmet is adjusted for exact fit by inflating the pads from the outside.
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.
A “legal expert” is shown placing an aluminum “reference plate” under the bikini tops of three models on the French Riviera to prove that the new cotton bathing suit will allow one to get a tan right through it.