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Gaylord the Pup, 1963 We check out a reader's complaint and determine that this mechanical basset is one hungry hound. It eats up a set of four D batteries in about two hours. In six months of regular play, we estimate, the cost of batteries will exceed the cost of the toy itself.
Binoculars, 1962 Notice the curved lines on the edge of the building and on the window framing. This distortion is typical of the poor optical performance of some binoculars.
Record changers, 1950 The world of records has become complicated: three speeds, three diameters, two groove widths, and two center-hole sizes. But we've found a new record changer, the Webster, that can accommodate any of these formats and play a stack of 10 or 12 records. But it's not completely automatic. With 45-rpm records, it plays the last record endlessly.