New Product Ideas From July 1961

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from July 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.


Highway Divider Stripes

Highway divider stripes colored to tie in with route numbers. How easy it would then be for a driver to follow his color line through a maze of city streets! - Lloyd Smith, Elmira, New York.

Highway Divider Stripes


Abrasive Tape

Abrasive tape backed with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. You could wrap it around a rod or any other handy object to sand those hard-to-manage pieces. - John Lubin, New York City.

Abrasive Tape


Glass Cutter Wheels

Glass cutter wheels mounted in a notch instead of a fork, and a bevel-edged on one side only. Then you wouldn't have to allow for offset of the cut. - A.Vena, Philadelphia.

Glass Cutter Wheel


Motorcycle Markers

Motorcycle markers to warn car-backing drivers who might not see a cycle. Reflector-topped, telescoping wands, they'd be raised in parking lots. - L.D.Hull, Oakland, California.

Motorcycle Markers


Supermarket Cash Registers

Supermarket cash registers with an additional window at right angles to the keys so the customer in a checkout line could see her items being rung up. - J.Kelly, Albany, New York.

Supermarket Cash Registers


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