New Product Ideas From May 1958

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from May 1958 page. On this page are a list of ideas for new products that were put forward by people back in 1958.

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 1958 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.


More Rigid Shower Curtains

More rigid shower curtains. Narrow ribs of plastic (like collar stays) spaced about two inches apart would keep the curtain from wrapping around you. - Hazel Atkinson, San Diego, California.

rigid shower curtain


Convertible Station Wagons

Convertible station wagons. Removable roof sections and rear windows would make them open cars in summer. They'd serve as open bed trucks, too. Bob Marie, Huntertown, Ind.

convertible station wagons


Easy-To-Open Frozen-Food Packages

Easy-to-open frozen-food packages. Pull strips like those on cigarette packages would make a simple job of getting at their sealed-in contents. - Mrs. Chester Combs, Tucson, Arizona.

easy to open frozen food package


Garden Hoses On Automatic Reels

Garden hoses on automatic reels installed inside the basement. They'd pay out or reel in the hose like the extension cord on some appliances. S.P.Jacobus, Fairfax Station, Va.

garden hose on automatic reel


Rear View Mirrors That Can Easily Be Adjusted

Rear-view mirrors that can be easily re-aimed after they've been moved. Marked dials would let each driver of the car adjust the mirror to his own setting. - J.Nathan, Winnetka, Ill.

rear view mirror that can be adjusted


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