A warm welcome to the new product ideas from August 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.
An escape-proof dip net. Pulling a lever would draw the net's outer, extremely flexible ring into the slotted handle to close the net on the fish. - Joe Burke, Bay Port, Mich.
A double-purpose tailgate on station wagons. When lowered, it could be extended and supported to serve as a table on picnics or camping trips. - Robert J.Rish, Takoma Park, Md.
A magnetic strip on vacuum cleaners that would pick up bobby pins and needles and other small metallic objects that might damage the mechanism when sucked up. Mrs. C.B.Earp, Winston-Salem, N.C.
A car radio volume control governed by the speedometer. You'd get volume on highways where the road and wind noise are great, but no blaring in town. - B.L.Broadwell, Towson, Md.
Roofing strips of double-faced, pressure sensitive adhesive that could be placed under gale-loosened shingles to seal and anchor the securely. - John Sellmann, Bloomsburg, Pa.