New Product Ideas From April 1960

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from April 1960 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1960.

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 1960 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.


Hot Water Tanks You Can Reach Into

Hot water tanks you could reach into. Use a drain-off tap with a threaded end six inches in diameter. Unscrewing it would provide a clean-out opening. - Andy Vena, Philadelphia.

hot water tank you can reach into


Transparent Battery Caps

Transparent battery caps would enable you to see whether or not a car battery needed water without removing the caps and without soiling your hands. - Kay Gordin, Derby, Kan.

transparent battery caps


A Milk Bottle Lid With Short Spout

A milk bottle lid with a short spout. When the bottle was opened, it would fit over the top in place of the paper cap to make pouring easier. - G.A.Alexander, El Cajon, California.

A Milk Bottle Lid With Short Spout


A Tape Measure Belt

This idea for a belt that doubles up as a tape measure would make it always handy. Most men wear a belt that is a least a yard long. Why not print measurements on the reverse side? - M.J.Pelsang, West New Yorj, N.J.

tape measure belt


A Rain Veil

A rain veil on umbrellas to save a lady's hair do. The transparent plastic could be dropped inside the umbrella before closing and furling it. - D.J.Seigel, Flushing, New York.

rain veil


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