GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jan. 26, 1959


Electronic Reservations. An electronic reservations system that can instantly tell Western Air Lines ticket clerks throughout its U.S. system what seats are available on all flights was put into operation, the first in the airline industry. Built around a memory drum, the system permits 96 reservations desks to book and cancel flights, immediately inform passengers of schedule changes.

Plastic Hubcaps. A plastic hubcap that will not rust or dent was put on sale by Colorado Fiberglass Corp. Made to fit any 14-or 15-in. wheel, the hubcaps come in 20 two-tone color combinations, do not show scratches because the color...

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