Milestones: 44 Years Ago In Time

The early 1960s, after a postwar decade of industrial enterprise, were another boom time for INVENTIONS. As will no doubt be true of the current crop, some consumer goods had more staying power than others, as this TIME cover shows.

The outpouring of new products and processes is a rich harvest [including] ... Can opener-less cans. Now being test-marketed by Alcoa, the new aluminum orange juice cans have tabbed tops that peel away with a twist of the thumb ... Paper clothes. High-style paper clothes that can be thrown away after a few wearings ... A pocket-size portable record player. Put...

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