REPORTERS RAINCOAT HAS WRITING WINDOW (May, 1936)

REPORTERS RAINCOAT HAS WRITING WINDOW

To facilitate taking notes in the rain, a German newspaper reporter has equipped his raincoat with a window of transparent material. By holding his pencil and notebook in front of him, directly under the improvised window, he is able to see what he is writing, and jot down his impressions regardless of the stormy weather. The inventor is seen demonstrating the practical usefulness of his innovation.

6 comments
  1. Jim Dunn says: October 17, 20076:27 am

    You know, if somebody made one of these out of Gore-Tex, I’d completely buy one. I’ve spent plenty of time on the sideline of football games trying to take notes in the rain, and this thing would have been a godsend.

  2. Muggsy says: October 17, 20077:48 am

    The reporter can also use that transparent window in his raincoat to do puppet shows for the other reporters while waiting for their interview subject to show up.

  3. Thundercat says: October 17, 200710:54 am

    most “inventions” featured here are stupid, but I think this one is a pretty good idea.

  4. Sorcerer Mickey says: October 17, 200712:24 pm

    Speaking of puppet shows for the other reporters, does it have a matching pair of pants?

  5. Eamonn an chnuic says: October 17, 20072:29 pm

    Expose yourself in comfort!

  6. Droom says: October 18, 20075:48 am

    Those wacky Germans of the ’30s! What will they think of next?

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