GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, may 9, 1955


Dial a Stamp. To dispense odd lots of postage stamps, post offices are installing automatic stamp-selling machines in their windows in 66 of the busiest cities. The machine, made by Electric Vendors of Minneapolis, has six dials, one for each of the most popular stamp denominations. When a customer asks for a few stamps (up to ten), the clerk dials the proper number and out pop the stamps. Price: $1,000 per machine.

Electric Comforter. The first electric comforter was put on sale by the Julee Comforter Manufacturing Corp. of New York City. Similar to an electric blanket, Electropuff is lighter...

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