Sun Hat Has Built-in Radio (Jun, 1949)
Sun Hat Has Built-in Radio
No, that’s not Buck Rogers. It’s just Victor T. Hoeflich and his Radio Hat. The hat works, tooâ€”it keeps the sun off your head while you listen to radio programs. The Radio Hat contains a real radio receiver-two miniature tubes, the volume control,
and the antenna (which looks like an oil-can handle) stick out on top. The rest of the circuit is inside the hat’s lining.
The hat weighs only 12 oz. The 7-oz. power supplyâ€”a flashlight cell and a B batteryâ€”is carried in the pocket. Mr. Hoeflich’s company, American Merri-Lei Corp., Brooklyn, N. Y., makes the talking benny.