The Marketplace: New Products

> With an eye on the success of the automatic laundry, appliance makers have produced a dry-cleaning machine that operates on the same coin-in-the-slot, done-while-you-wait system as the automatic washer. The new machines can take an 8-lb. to 10-lb. load (for example: two skirts, three sweaters, a wool dress, a child's snowsuit, a woman's jacket and a man's jacket), dry-clean the works for $1.50 to $2. Average price for the same job at a standard dry cleaner's: $8.35. Twenty-three U.S. appliance makers (among them: Norge, Philco, Westinghouse, RCA-Whirlpool, Frigidaire) are rushing to...

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