Helmet Heat

Everybody will know you have a cold if you don this gadget. That's just what it's for, says inventor Helmi Harie of Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. Harie says the converted heating pad will bake your cold away. He displayed it at the first International Gadget Show in New York City.
-Wausau Daily Herald (Apr 20, 1957)

The heat might actually have helped to alleviate symptoms. So, in that sense, it wasn't a bad idea. But I doubt many people were willing to wear this for an extended period of time.

Dayton Daily News - June 16, 1957

Wausau Daily Herald - Apr 20, 1957

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 06, 2020
     Category: Health | Cures for the common cold | 1950s

Would using one of these make one a hothead?
Posted by KDP on 02/06/20 at 07:29 PM
Doesn’t look at all like a Klan hood...
Posted by Brian on 02/06/20 at 09:25 PM
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