Among new consumer and industrial gadgets last week:
¶ A Manhattan department store offered left-handed corkscrews, fountain pens, watches, shears and checkbooks, just in time for Christmas.
¶ Manhattan's Vat-Craft Corp. displayed a machine which uses radioactive material to dye fabrics. The fabric is first run through a dye solution containing a harmless uranium compound, then dipped into a photo-sensitizing solution. In a light radiation chamber, the color is "developed" in much the same way as a photographic film, and the pigments become an integral part of the fabric.
¶ The Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co. unveiled a new Scotch tape for...