New Product Ideas From February 1961

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from February 1961 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1961.

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 1961 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.


Battery-Operated Drill

Battery-operated drills would be ideal for those jobs that are far away from a power source. You would beef up its rechargeable battery at an outlet before heading for the work site. - B.W.Pierce, Norwalk, Ohio.

battery operated drill


A Pooch Drying Tent

A pooch-drying tent to replace the hood on the warm-air hair dryers that women use on their hair. It would dry a dog after a bath or a walk in the rain. - W.Ronson, Jamaica, New York.

pooch drying tent


A Magnetic Belt

A magnetic belt would be great for holding nails and small parts for someone doing odd jobs around the house. It could also be used to hold straight pins or hobby pins. - Muriel Carey, New Castle, Pa.

magnetic belt


Cool To The Touch Electric Iron

Coot-to-the-touch electric irons with all outer parts except the sole plate cast in one piece of an asbestos-cement and fiber-glass composition. - S.L.Steigman, Howard Beach, New York.

cool to the touch electric iron


Metal Tanks For Better Traction

For better traction, metal tanks under the beds of pickup trucks. You'd fill them with water. A drain plug would allow emptying when desired. - W.F.May, Credtwood, Ky.

metal tanks for better traction


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