PORTABLE STEAM BATH (Jun, 1949)
PORTABLE STEAM BATH
It turns any sunny spot into a reducing parlor Surprised one day by a door-to-door salesman while she was sunbathing in her backyard, Mrs. George Freitas of Glendale, Calif, discovered the plastic sheet she wrapped herself in was not only emergency clothing but a remarkable inducer of perspiration. As a result she designed the Ray-ducer, an outsize plastic jumper which fastens tightly at ankle and neck and costs $11.95. While the sun’s tanning rays do not readily penetrate it, the heat rays do, making it a portable steam bath since a person wearing it will perspire in it even when motionless. Hollywood baseball players (right) and actresses find it a quick, if temporary, way of losing a few pounds.