New Product Ideas From October 1959

By Martin Gilliard

A warm welcome to the new product ideas from October 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.


Windshield Gun Ports

Windshield gun ports on police cars. Shooting with an arm thrust forward through this opening would be more accurate than leaning out of an open window. - J.F.Adams, Scranton, Pa.

Does shooting from cars still happen? It all sounds a bit dangerous to me!

windshield gun ports


A Shoelace That Stays Tied

A shoelace that stays tied. Why not impregnate the lace where the knot falls with a small amount of abrasive, or coat it with a no-slip compound? - Jack DeMent, Portland, Ore.

Might be a tad difficult to get the shoe off!

a shoelace that stays tied


Threaded Arrow Shafts

Threaded arrow shafts to accept different types of arrow tips. This would eliminate the need to purchase an assortment of arrows for various games. - V.J.Daczynski, Bayside, New York.

threaded arrow shafts


A Gutter Cleaner

A gutter cleaner for ranch houses. A hooked wand on a portable vacuum cleaner would blow away leaves as you walked the length of the low gutter. - D.Barrett, Wayne, N.J.

a gutter cleaner


Brakes On Mechanics Creepers

Brakes on mechanics' creepers. With wheels that could be locked, you wouldn't roll with every little movement while working underneath a car. - Dale Wilhite, Milan, Ill.

brakes on mechanics creepers


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