GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Apr. 15, 1957


Packaged Goldfish. Goldfish in watertight sealed plastic bags were put on sale (200,000 in ten weeks) by Missouri's Ozark Fisheries Inc. The polyethylene sack admits enough air for the fish, while charcoal and antibiotics keep the water pure. The goldfish can live three weeks in the bag. Price: 39¢ for a bag with two fish.

Versatile Vacuum. Electrolux Corp. put on the market the "Turb-o-tool," a utility kit that turns a vacuum cleaner into a handyman's gadget. Slipped on the end of the air hose, a lightweight (2-lb.) rotary motor...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!