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Wearable Tie Light from 1896 #WearableWednesday #History

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This advertisement for an “Electric Light for the Necktie” promotes a very early wearable. Adjusted for inflation the light would have run around $40.00, which actually seems pretty reasonable for cutting edge technology.

Via Lincoln Smithy:

Came across this advertisement in a 1896 Bicycle News . Certainly the earliest Wearable I have seen. I did dig around some other ephemera I have to see if I could spot some more but came up empty. Early 1900 Youth Companion thru 70’s Electronic Mags showed no signs of anything similar.

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