Up until now, the hottest thing I’d ever seen was the weather report on any given day this month. Honestly, was this not the most extremely hot July we’ve had in a long time?
However, this 1949 toy is in fact the Hottest Thing – made by those well-know purveyors of fun, the Maryland Plastic Shade Company. It looks like a fan that you carry around on a bracelet – which is a great idea. But it is just a pinwheel that you carry around on a bracelet. That is not really very hot, you know.
Now when they make a teeny electric fan on a bracelet, then I’ll get excited.
[From Billboard, July 9, 1949.]