With electronics, memorabilia, apparel and toys gracing its catalog and the shelves of its New York Store, Hammacher Schlemmer once again expands its product category to include pet products with the introduction of the Folding Strolling Pet Carrier, the Three-Step Pet Staircase, and The Infrared Collar-Activated Cat Door.
In October, the supersonic jet Concorde completes its final North American flight before the fleet is permanently grounded. Flying at twice the speed of sound (1350 mph) at a cruising altitude of 56,000 feet, the Concorde's average flight time from New York City to London is around 3.5 hours-less than half the eight hours required on a standard commercial jet.
The Oval Office Chair was made by the furniture maker who custom crafted office seating for eight different presidents. (Franklin D. Roosevelt purportedly had two chairs: one for his office, another for his air raid shelter.) Constructed of a solid maple frame, this leather-upholstered swivel chair has a solid cherry brass-capped base with 2-inch rubber wheels. It sells for $3,000.