Thanksgiving Hair Tonic Cocktail

In 1909, Friedrich Wilhelm Emil Müller of Chicago received a patent for a hair tonic that, so he claimed, would cause hair "to grow on bald spots of the head." All you had to do was thoroughly rub it into the scalp with the tips of the fingers several times a day.

The tonic struck some at the patent office as sounding quite tasty. So it was served as an aperitif at the 1936 Thanksgiving-week banquet in Washington DC celebrating 100 years of the American patent system.



Tacoma News Tribune - Nov 24, 1936

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Nov 24, 2022
     Category: Inebriation and Intoxicants | Patents | Thanksgiving | Hair and Hairstyling | Alcohol





Comments
For a change of pace, replace butter with Dippity-Doo…
Posted by Brian on 11/24/22 at 12:33 PM
Reminds me of the moment from the old Star Trek where Montgomery Scott takes a cure that was cooked up as a plot point to solve a problem and asks how it tastes when mixed with scotch. He says he'll let them know later.
Posted by KDP on 11/24/22 at 01:42 PM









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