GOODS & SERVICES: New Products & Ideas, may 19, 1952

Walkie-lookie. Chairman David Sarnoff revealed one of RCA's latest steps in television: a portable "walkie-lookie" camera, transmitter and receiver, which Sarnoff believes will be ready for use at this summer's political conventions. Using pencil-size tubes and miniature components, the 53-lb. walkie-lookie carries its own battery in a pack strapped to the operator's back, can relay images to re-transmitters as far distant as one mile.

Green Thumbs. Monsanto, which had not expected to be able to market its new soil-conditioner "Krilium" (TIME, Jan. 7, 1952) until 1953, announced that it had been...

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