Let’s start the week off with a very bad idea from the November 1940 issue of Popular Mechanics: the Electro-Torch, also known as “Mysterious Device.” Yes, we all need one of these around the house. Never know when you might need to weld a few iron bars together.
If it really is that mysterious, why would they say that anyone can operate it? And is it really a good idea to make something this powerful – and mysterious – easy to just plug into the nearest light socket?
It comes with a “power unit,” goggles and “supplies” – whatever they might be. This is all very vague and – to be honest – worrying.
The First Aid kit and insurance are not included.
[Note: the Electro-Torch Company is based in Chicago, along with so many other odd-product companies, I had to make a special tag for Retro Chicago.]