GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Sep. 23, 1957


Portable Car Radio. Oldsmobile announced a new Delco all-transistor radio for its 1958 cars, which can be removed from the dashboard and played on dry cells. The 3-lb. "TransPortable" is powered by the car's electrical system when set in the dashboard.

Aluminum Pleasure Dome. The first aluminum dome auditorium in the U.S. was erected by Kaiser Aluminum Co. at Virginia Beach, Va. for a municipally owned convention center to seat 2,200. Made of 575 diamond-shaped aluminum panels bolted and sealed together, the stressed-skin aluminum shell is 145 ft. in diameter,...

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