GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Mar. 31, 1958


Short-Order Pasture. A farm machine that uses the hydroponic method of growth (in a chemical solution without soil) was put on the market by Buckeye Corp., maker of chicken incubators. Housed in a 120-sq-ft aluminum building, it can match 15 to 25 acres of cattle pasturage by growing 45 tons of fresh grass a year at about $13 a ton. Lit by fluorescent lamps, it works night and day. Price: $2,880.

Automatic Cameras. To spur recession-minded buyers, Bell & Howell brought out nine new camera products months ahead of schedule. Items: the 8-mm. Auto Load, a home...

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