New Product Ideas From August 1961

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from August 1961 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1961.

Perhaps there is something here that sparks your imagination? Maybe you too can come up with a fantastic, new idea for a product. If so, and if it's something that you would like to share with the rest of the world then please do so by visiting my creative ideas page where you will find a form for submitting your creative ideas.

Please note that as these ideas were from 1961 some of them may now be in common use today or simply irrelevant due to them being related to an old fashioned product or concept.


An Automatic Hammer

An automatic hammer operated by electricity and light enough for a workman to hold while nailing up siding and paneling or laying down roofing. - Morris Roth, Duncan, Okla.

An Automatic Hammer


Venetian Blinds That Reflect & Attract Heat

Venetian blinds silvered on one side would be able to reflect the sun's heat in the summer. They would be painted a dull black on the other side to absorb heat in the winter. - L.S.Nickel, Carlisle, Pa.

Venetian Blinds That Reflect & Attract Heat


Keyed Electric Circuits

Keyed electric circuits marked clearly for every outlet area in the house. So that almost anyone could tell which fuse needed replacement. - Ann Dickinson, Warner Robins, Ga.

Keyed Electric Circuits


Drain Off Plugs On Chest Freezers

Drain-off plugs on chest freezers would enable you to defrost your appliance without bailing out water by hand while standing on your head. - Margaret Hageman, Stryker, Ohio.

Drain Off Plugs On Chest Freezers


Adjustable Hinges

Adjustable hinges to take washers with countersunk holes drilled off center for a screw. You'd turn the washers to adjust the door up, down, or to the side. - D.Bousha, Jackson, Mich.

Adjustable Hinges


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