New Product Ideas From October 1958

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from October 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.


A Track-Riding Rear-View Mirror

A track-riding rear-view mirror with swivel mount. It could be shifted to right or left if a passenger's head blocked out the rear window. - C.T.Rice, Vero Beach, Fla.

a track riding rear view mirror


No-Fumble Phonograph Records

No-fumble phonograph records. They'd have a clear plastic ring in the center through which you could see the spindle to drop a record in place. - Thomas Duff, Lock Haven, Pa.

no fumble phonograph records


Plywood Edging You Could Tap

Plywood edging you could tap in place. You would cut this brass channeling, sold by the foot, at a 45-degree angle and fit it on for a decorative finish. - J.C.Klar, New York City.

plywood edging you could tap


A Collapsible Colander

A collapsible colander. When not in use, this kitchen utensil would shrink to a fraction of its opened size, requiring little storage area. - Mrs.I.G.Aylward, San Jose, California.

collapsible colander


Flexible Signposts

Flexible signposts with a stiff steel spring in the base. Then the post would give under impact instead of snapping off or permanently bending. - Andrew Vena, Philadelphia.

flexible signposts


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