The Mirror Tanner

Invented in 1965 by William Wilson of Wyandotte, Michigan who claimed that his mirrors filtered out "sunburn radiation" leaving only "tanning radiation" and therefore gave a "blisterless, heatless, burnless, lotionless suntan." He's keeping a close eye here on the subject of one of his tanning experiments.

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 15, 2013
     Category: Inventions | 1960s

Michigan???? They don't get enought sun up there to even burn with, do they?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/15/13 at 09:42 AM
Looks like a set lighting test for a "Beach Blanket" movie. She looks like Annette Funicello.

It's not the amount of light, it's the daily duration, Expat.
Posted by KDP on 07/15/13 at 03:30 PM
The reflection will burn you just as well, radiation is radiation.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/15/13 at 04:38 PM
Well, if the mirrors don't reflect ultraviolet, you won't burn, but you won't tan either, since that's what causes both.
Posted by Captain DaFt on 07/15/13 at 09:12 PM
Dichroic mirrors?
Posted by wearsmanyhats on 07/15/13 at 11:31 PM
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