GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jun. 24, 1957


Bigger Cooler. The first 1-h.p. room air conditioner operating on ordinary 7½-ampere, 115-volt house current was brought out by Fedders-Quigan Corp. Previously, models over ¼ h.p. usually required special wiring. The new air conditioner, which can be plugged in anywhere in most homes, has 35% more cooling power than ¾-h.p. model. Retail price: $369.95.

Polaroid Facsimile. Photographs can be taken and transmitted by radio for up to 40 miles in five minutes, using a new Army Signal Corps — New York Times facsimile system. A Polaroid Land camera takes and prints a picture in one minute; it is then...

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