GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jul. 14, 1952


Message Taker: In New Jersey, the Bell Telephone Co. demonstrated two machines to answer the telephone when no one is home. One machine has a permanent recording cylinder which takes up to 20 messages, can be wiped clean and used again. The other takes up to 125 messages but requires record changes. Both instruct callers to do such things as "call back this afternoon." Charge per month: $12.50 each, plus a $15 installment fee.

Champagne Cork: The United States Rubber Co. began production of a new all-rubber champagne cork which it says will stop costly leakage, keep the wine more...

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