GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Feb. 28, 1955


Lightweight Motorcycle. Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson Motor Co. unveiled a lightweight motorcycle called the Hummer. Weighing 160 lbs., the Hummer will get up to 100 miles per gallon, a top speed of 40 m.p.h. Price: $320 f.o.b. Milwaukee (about $100 under Harley's previous low-priced model).

"Thermos Bottle" Barges. The Coyle Lines, Inc. of New Orleans took delivery on the first of three "thermos bottle" barges that will carry liquid sulphur from Port Sulphur, La. to St. Louis. Currently shipped mostly in solid form, sulphur now will be transported just as it is...

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