A warm welcome to the new product ideas from April 1959 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1959.
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 1959 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 dual purpose carport. With oversized plastic sprinkler hose on the enclosed side and along the roof, the carport could double as a home car wash. - Tom Rizzo, Brooklyn, N.Y.
A lawn roller with two openings. A drain on one side and an air intake on the other, both with plugs, would make emptying a roller faster and easier. - Joseph P.Izzo, Providence.
A tubular dip stick of clear plastic. You'd use it like a pipette to check the oil level: Insert it, put a thumb over the top and lift out a slug of oil for an easy reading. - A.P.Connor, Baltimore.
A toolbox with a sliding handle. To balance an off-center load, you could move the handle along tracks on the top and lock it in the new position. - Joe Burke, Bay Port, mich.
Aluminum-ribbed boats in kit form. The metal ribs could be bolted to plywood, eliminating screws that so frequently pull out or break off. - K.N.Croshier, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.