GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, may 31, 1954

GOODS & SERVICES

Disassembly Line. The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Co., which operates tubes under the Hudson River, installed a passenger conveyor belt (first in the U.S.) in one of its Jersey City stations. The 5½-ft.-wide rubber and canvas belt will be switched on to carry Jersey commuters (4,000 an hour) up a 227-ft.-long 10% grade at 1½m.p.h. Cost: $75,000.

Built-in Toothpaste. A toothbrush with dentifrice-coated nylon bristles was announced by Buffalo's Disposable Tooth Brush, Inc. Dentifrice lasts through only one brushing, but brush can be used again. Sealed in plastic, brush is designed for sale by vending machines and complimentary distribution...

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