GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Mar. 2, 1959


Fireproof Tile. Armstrong Cork Co. put on sale a new acoustical ceiling tile that it hopes will cut costs in public buildings. Fire codes require heavy insulation of beams before applying ceiling tile; Armstrong's Fire-Guard tile eliminates the need by interlocking to form its own insulation. Price: 75¢ to $1.10 for a foot-square tile.

Battery Booster. For motorists whose batteries run down in winter from too much low-speed, nighttime driving with heater and defroster, Consolidated General Products of Houston announced a generator overdrive to help charge the battery. At low driving speeds the overdrive speeds up the generator, cuts...

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