New Product Ideas From May 1962

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from May 1962 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1962.

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 1962 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.


A Roll Up Patio Roof

A roll-up patio roof housed in a rustproof cylinder. In the summer, you would mount it on a house wall, pull it out, and prop it up. In winter you would be able to lift it completely off for storage. - W.E.Seiler, Lutherville, Md.

A Roll Up Patio Roof


A Left And Right-handed Cooking Pot

A cooking pot designed for both left and right handed people. Simply by adding pouring lips to both sides of a cooking pot would make it easy to use for both right and left-handed people. - Marjorie Hill, New York City.

A Left And Right-handed Cooking Pot


Road Maps On Microfilm

Road maps could be placed on microfilm with a tiny viewfinder built into the dashboard of the car. Only a small area of the map would need to be viewable on the screen. - G.A.Mayerchak, Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Road Maps On Microfilm


Windproof Cigarette Holder For Convertible Owners

Windproof cigarette holders for convertible owners. This idea for a funnel-shaped holder with side vents and a lid might slow the combustion when driving along with the roof down to that of a normal smoke. - G.Nattboy, Brooklyn.

Windproof Cigarette Holder


A Quick Build Shelter

This is an idea for a chemical hardener for an earth fill. You could pour it into a double-walled blow-up mold and make an adobelike shelter. - F.M.Scott, Leonia, N.J.

A Quick Build Shelter


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