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1937 - control cabinet for the electric blanket


CD 2478052 E&MP12.026

Electric Appliances & Apparatus

December 1, 1937

The pleased look on the lady's face isn't caused by Benny Goodman or Bing Crosby, because that's not a radio.

It's the control cabinet for the electric blanket which General Electric recently developed.

And the lady is pleased because she can open the windows wide and remain comfortable without piling on several more blankets.

And when she had turned out the light and gone to sleep, she won't be awakened by a change in the weather -- as the air becomes colder the blanket becomes warmer.

These engineers think of everything! 

Original Caption by Science Service
General Electric

National Museum of American History


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