Headwork in the Garden (Feb, 1957)

This would be awesome in one of those iPod dancing silhouette ads.

Headwork in the Garden

THE chic hat Paul Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., wears while gardening may not keep off the iun, but it will bring in all local radio stations. The one-tube radio headset operates on two dry cells to enable him to keep up with his favorite programs while doing outdoor chores.

  1. Torgo says: January 18, 200910:48 pm

    I salute his creativity.

  2. rsterling78 says: January 19, 200912:45 am

    Why is he pruning plants at midnight?

  3. Babe Magnet says: January 19, 20094:12 am

    Creative indeed but also a little wierd.

  4. Richard says: January 19, 20096:37 am


    He’s pruning at midnight because that’s when his radio works best for long-distance signals…

    I could just see a whole ‘flock’ of those at a Steampunk convention. 🙂

  5. Rpcco says: January 19, 200910:35 am

    circuit pls kthxbye

  6. Jari says: January 19, 20092:49 pm

    I’m pretty sure, that the antenna was originally a neat lookin dipole, but he forgot to hunch in a doorway.


  7. Patrick says: January 19, 20095:36 pm

    you’ve been boing boing’ed

  8. John M. Hanna says: January 19, 20098:29 pm

    It looks more like one of those devices crazy people wear to keep the CIA from reading their thoughts.

  9. sean says: January 20, 20095:55 am


  10. Otookee says: March 31, 20093:36 am

    It not only keeps HIM entertained while he gardens, it keeps the neighbors entertained…

    And I’m pretty sure it’s not actualy at midnight, that’s just the effect of the flash photography plus the high-contrast newspaper printing.

  11. bcpowersports says: March 8, 201111:32 am

    Wow, we sure have come along way, someone get this poor man an iPod before he gets struck by lightening

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