GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Dec. 8, 1958

GOODS & SERVICES

Sleep Stopper. An ear alarm to keep truck drivers and night watchmen from dozing was put on sale by Wright Airborne Electronics, Kansas City, Mo. Called Driver-Larm, the device contains mercury that rolls about when the head nods, and closes a transistorized circuit sounding a buzz in the wearer's ear. Price: $8.95.

Radical Boat Design. Higgins, Inc., New Orleans boat builder (World War II PT-boats), demonstrated a new 52-ft.-10½-in.-long aluminum boat that can carry 30 passengers at 40 m.p.h. in rough waters. The boat's hull has a series of protruding edges angled to reduce water resistance and cushion pounding. Two...

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