CANDLE KEEPS ICE FROM FORMING ON WINDSHIELD (Dec, 1930)

I guess this would be the original windshield defroster.

CANDLE KEEPS ICE FROM FORMING ON WINDSHIELD
To keep ice, snow, and sleet from forming on the windshields of storm-swept cars an ingenious candle device has been invented. Many a driver knows the trick of sticking a lighted candle near the windshield, an idea embodied here in convenient form. All that is needed to attach the device to the windshield is to moisten the small vacuum cup fastener and press it firmly against the inside of the windshield, setting the candle in an upright position under the windshield wiper. The flame should be about a quarter of an inch away from the glass, and the candle may be adjusted to this distance by merely bending the metal holder. A shield keeps light out of the driver’s eyes.

2 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: September 11, 20071:40 pm

    The next gadget they invented was the soot-remover for the inside of the windshield.

  2. Large Filipino says: January 22, 20088:31 pm

    I’m totally doing this to one of my cars. The heater motor gave out.

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