New Product Ideas From August 1959

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from August 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.


Overhead Towlines

Overhead towlines for use on bridges and in tunnels. A stalled car could be hooked on to the line and pulled out of the way fast. - Alexander Morris, Mahopac, New York.

overhead towlines


Toothbrush Attached To Electric Razor

A toothbrush on a flexible cable that could be attached to an electric razor. It would clean your teeth with a rotary motion. - W.R.Bottger, Oklahoma City.

toothbrush attached to an electric razor


A Backpack For Outboard Motors

A backpack for outboard motors. Clamped to a board mounted on the pack, would make the awkward motor much easier to carry. - R.M.Woodbury, Natick, Mass.

backpack for outboard motors


A Transparent Mailbox

A transparent mailbox. With a clear plastic box you could see if mail had been delivered. The box wouldn't rust or require painting - probably would need a regular clean though! - Rick Megenity, Seattle.

transparent mailbox


A Powdered Soap Dispenser

A powdered soap dispenser you could re-use on each new carton. Like a jigger dispenser for liquor bottles, it would pour out a measured amount. - Carl Hirschfeld, Los Angeles.

a powdered soap dispenser


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