ELECTRICITY OPERATES “FIRELESS PIPE” (May, 1936)

Electric Hookah?

ELECTRICITY OPERATES “FIRELESS PIPE”

A “fireless pipe,” operated by electricity, has been devised by a Toronto, Canada, physician, who maintains that it prevents the inhalation of harmful carbon monoxide and reduces fire hazard by eliminating the use of matches. Tobacco is volatilized by a heating element and the fumes are breathed in the usual way. One model is shaped like a standard pipe; another, built into a table lamp, has tubes for several smokers at once.

2 comments
  1. Rick Auricchio says: June 25, 20071:44 pm

    Electric Hookah. Sounds like a rock band from the sixties.

  2. Village Idiot says: June 26, 20074:05 pm

    It’s the ancestor to the Volcano “vaporizer!”

    I think the tobacco itself is a greater health hazard than the gasses evolved from a few seconds of burning match, but that’s just me…

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