GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Feb. 1, 1954


Whale-Mouthed Whirlybird. A two-rotor military helicopter big enough to carry three jeeps or 26 fully equipped infantrymen was demonstrated for Marine Corps brass by Sikorsky Aircraft Co. A pair of clamshell doors swing wide to admit passengers or cargo through a whale-sized mouth. New features: retractable landing gear to cut air resistance, a five-bladed front rotor (the rear rotor has four blades). Speed: better than 150 m.p.h. Name: XHR2s

Portable Escort. A tiny but clamorous siren for unescorted women to carry at night was put on sale by Dallas' Atlas Alarm Corp. Noisy enough to be heard a...

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