Midget Hot-Water Bottle Soothes Toothaches (Oct, 1939)

Midget Hot-Water Bottle Soothes Toothaches
A doll-size hot-water bottle now on the market is said to be a handy medicine-cabinet accessory for use in the treatment of toothaches and similar ailments. Fitted with a leakproof rubber stopper, the bottle has a neck large enough to admit crushed ice, so that it may also be used as an ice pack.

9 comments
  1. Githyanki says: April 15, 20084:49 am

    I am surprised they didn’t put a strap around his head to hold it in place.

  2. Erica says: April 15, 20087:40 am

    This doesn’t explain why he needs a cone around his neck. Are they afraid he’s going to try to scratch the toothache?

  3. Rick Auricchio says: April 15, 20089:45 am

    What about the necktie?

    Maybe he was the model for the flying nun?

  4. Marc says: April 15, 200812:03 pm

    The towel is to prevent him getting wet, although the Midget Hot-Water Bottle was invented in 1939, the Midget Hot-Water Bottle Plug became available late 1947.

  5. Don says: April 15, 200812:20 pm

    He’s a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is!

  6. Repack Rider says: April 15, 200811:07 pm

    That will stay warm for about three minutes.

  7. Compwalla says: April 16, 20087:06 am

    I would love to see a “midget” tag. Why were people in the 30s so fascinated by small things and why did they always insist on calling them “midget” small things? I don’t know why I find these midget articles so amusing but I do.

  8. Charlie says: April 16, 20089:18 am

    Compwalla » That’s a good idea, I’m going to be doing a big tagging overhaul in the next month and I’ll be sure to add it.

  9. Anne says: April 17, 200812:13 am

    I can’t see these things staying very hot (or cold) for that long. Maybe stays hot for 5-10 minutes? Doesn’t seem quite long enough to me.

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