GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Jun. 22, 1959


Fast Franks. A cigar-box-shaped appliance that cooks six frankfurters in 90 seconds is being sold by Westinghouse. The first home appliance designed just for the hot dog, the plastic "Dog-O-Matic" has two rows of pronglike electrodes between which the hot dogs are impaled, cooked as electricity shoots through them. Price: $9.95.

Sit-Up Alarm. A bed that wakes the sleeper in the morning by raising him to a sitting position was announced by the Simmons Co. Plugged into a clock radio, the motorized bed rises slowly when the timer turns on the...

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