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Technology of 1952

 

BOAC Comet 1952

 

The BOAC Comet passenger jet went into operation on May 2,1952 in a flight from London to Johannesburg. It cruised at a speed of 480 mph as opposed the 180 mph of the standard airliner of the time, the DC-3. The BOAC Comet Passenger Jet Airliner

 

automatic pinspotter 1952


AMF Corporation markets the first automatic pinsetter called the "Spinspotter". The American Bowling Congress approves its use and it changes the face of bowling. Old Bowling stuff.

 

 

f-86 sabre 1952


The F-86 Sabre or the Sabrejet was a faster than sound jet fighter used in the Korean War pitted against the Soviet made MiG-15. The Sabrejet



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Toys of 1952


 

 

Mr potato head 1952Hasbro introduced Mr. Potato Head. From 1952 to 1960 the toy was a collection of parts that would pin into real potatoes, and for the wild and crazy, sometimes yams! The original Mr Potato Head.



pez 1952


Edward Haas brought his peppermint PEZ candy to America from Vienna in 1927. He patented a Pez dispenser in 1952 modeled like a cigarette lighter. With the help of his children's he created fruit flavors, cherry, lemon, orange and strawberry. His marketing to children paid off in 1955 when he put character heads on top of the dispensers. Pez History

  

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