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1941 - keeping warm with the new automatic electric blanket


CD 2478042 E&MP12.008

Electric Appliances & Apparatus

February 24, 1941

(Top) A Christmas present arrives at the rime-crusted peak of Mt. Washington to the delight of these hardy weather men, left to right: Patrick Harney, John Brown, Lafayette Gosselin, Chief Observer Richard Learnard, and (seated) Paul Gerhard. (Bottom) Snow eddies sift through the windows of Mt. Washington Observatory, but this observer sleeps soundly under an automatic electric blanket.

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For Warm Restful Sleep - The most amazing blanket in the world [General Electric logo] The first warm blanket that automatically adjusts itself to the fickle temperature of the night.

Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric

National Museum of American History


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