GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jan. 12, 1953


Birthday Tractor. To celebrate its 50th birthday, Ford unwrapped a new tractor, its first model change since 1947. Five in. longer and 150 Ibs. heavier, the tractor has a new four-cylinder, overhead-valve engine (20% more powerful) and a redesigned hydraulic system, for plows and other attachments, which can lift loads of 1,000 Ibs. (up from 750 Ibs.). Price: $1,474 f.o.b. Highland Park, Mich., up $92.

Plastic Carpet. At the Chicago Furniture Show, E. T. Barwick Mills displayed the first tufted plastic carpeting. Made of Saran, a Dow Chemical synthetic, the carpet is almost completely resistant to ink and other...

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