New Product Ideas From August 1960

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from August 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.


Patio Furniture For Smokers

Patio furniture for smokers. Pull-out ashtrays could be inserted in the aprons of tables, and well holes could be opened in the arms of chairs. - Katherine Riggan, Leola, Ark.

patio furniture for smokers


A Mower Powered On Bottled Gas

A mower run on bottled gas for better starting (no carburetor troubles, no carbon deposits) and once-a-season oil changing (reduced crankcase dilution). S.Gilley, Terre Haute, Ind.

a mower powered on bottled gas


A Built In Bottle Opener

A built in bottle opener on refrigerators. Since that's where the cold drinks are kept, why not have an opener handy, inset in the door? - MayBelle Schouz, The Dalles, Ore.

a built in bottle opener


Adjustable Foot Rests

Adjustable foot rests on all office desks. A swing-down bar like that on trains could have notches for the side pieces to adapt them for long or short legs. - F.A.Casey. New York City.

adjustable foot rests


Recessed Cargo Hooks

Recessed cargo hooks in station wagons. Then you could lash down cargo to prevent it from shifting and sliding on turns or in hilly country. D.F.Hammond, Alexandria, Va.

recessed cargo hooks


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