GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Nov. 7, 1960


Pocket Talkies. Transistorized two-way radios only slightly larger than king-size cigarette packs are being marketed by Seattle's Ross Laboratories, Inc. The Pocket Talkies have a range of about a mile over clear terrain, two miles over water. Price: $69.50 a pair.

Silent Mower. An electric lawnmower for near-soundless yard cutting on suburban Sunday mornings is being turned out by Pennsylvania's West Point Products Corp. It starts at the push of a button, is powered by a twelve-volt car battery, can be recharged in 48 hours by simply plugging into a house circuit. Price for a three-speed, self-propelled, 21-in-reel mower: $190....

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