GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jan. 19, 1953


High Heater. The U.S. Rubber Co. announced a new home-heating system which uses radiant-heating panels applied to the ceiling like wallpaper. Called Uskon, the panels are only iV in. thick, contain rubber sandwiched between thin layers of plastic and aluminum foil. Cost per 4-ft.-by-6-ft. panel, with thermostat: $40. Cost of installation for a two-story, three-bedroom house: $1,200.

Jet Trainer. To Wichita's Cessna Aircraft Co., the Air Force awarded a contract to develop the first jet-powered primary training plane. Powered by two French Turbomeca engines the trainer will have a top speed of more than 403 m.p.h. Cessna expects to...

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