GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jul. 6, 1959


Automatic Post Office. The U.S. Post Office Department will soon introduce vending machines, made by Electric Vendors of Minneapolis, that will sell paper, envelopes and stamps, automatically make change up to a dollar, then weigh the letter and accept it for mailing. Designed for after-hours service, the machines will first be placed in railroad and airport terminals, later built into the walls of post offices and office buildings in major cities.

Rechargeable Batteries. A line of batteries that can be recharged overnight through household electrical outlets will be put on sale this fall by Sonotone Corp. Smaller versions...

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