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


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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