GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Nov. 30, 1953


Baby Bulb. General Electric introduced "the world's smallest" photographic flashbulb (1½ in. long, ¼ in. diameter), the M2, less than half the size of the company's midget No. 5 bulb. The new bulb is effective up to 15 feet, will be available next spring for 10¢, or 3¢ less than the No. 5.

Bubble Blanket. Tiny plastic bubbles that cut evaporation 85% to 90% when floated on crude oil in tanks were put on the market by Bakelite Co. Estimated savings if used by the entire oil industry: $60 million a...

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