GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jun. 29, 1953


Hi-Fi. In Chicago, Magnavox Co. showed off a mass-produced, high-fidelity phonograph with four speakers. Capable of reproducing sounds up to 12,000 cycles (twice the range of most mass-produced sets), Magnasonic has a three-speed record changer and an eight-tube amplifier-preamplifier mounted in a mahogany console cabinet. Price: about $200.

Salmon-Skin Leather. Shoes, handbags, wallets and belts made of salmon skins will go on sale in Manhattan shoe stores this fall. Tanned by a process developed by Tidewater Laboratories, of Bellingham, Wash., salmon-skin leather looks much like cobra skin, is seven times as strong as good calfskin, and...

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