Quick, Easy, Deadly

9 Sep

Another reminder that, in years gone by, consumers were expected to cope with dangerous appliances rather than having to be protected from them at all costs. This little – lethal – gem, with its exposed mains wires, is from October 1931:

Electricity Cooks “Hot Dogs” Laid on Metal Contacts

  • Cooking of “Hot Dogs” is easy with this equipment which sends electricity through the meat.

Electrical current, flowing from one contact point to another, is being used to cook “hot dogs.” The dog is placed on two metal contact points, which are connected to the electric-light socket, the electricity is turned on, and the current thoroughly cooks the dog as it travels from one contact to the other.

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