This Is What An iPod Looked Like In The Roaring '20s

In the 1920s, the world was still about 60 years away from the first Walkman and about 80 from the iPod, but portable music was still apparently a thing. All you had to do was rig a little radio to your garter and a speaker around your head, as the '20s lady in the above video demonstrates.

You also, at that point, had to wear a garter. And you have to wonder how the whole portable thing actually worked, because there couldn't have possibly been wireless MP3 player-sized devices. But the Discman, the Walkman and the iPod are all thanking this woman — and her inventiveness — for their important contribution to society. [OhHaveYouSeenThis]


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    I believe it was referred to as a crystal set. So one could listen to the wireless radio broadcasts while relaxing in the park or at the water side..

      ooh. Good call. I'd forgotten about crystal sets.
      Rapid assessment fail methinks. (see below)

    Transistor not invented until 1947.
    Valves in use before that.
    No one was strapping valve amps to their knickers in the 20's.
    Someone's been conned.
    Well, that's my rapid assessment anyway.

      She liked strapping glowing red hot vaccum tubes to her garter

      I thought the same thing, glad i didnt comment now. lol

    Cat's Whisker or Crystal Set - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_radio - I remember getting a crystal set construction toy for Christmas in my youth

    Title image looks like ye-olde goatse.
    Damn it interdrats!

    Clearly faked. Aside from the total implausibility of the size + technology (look at the genuine radios at the time). The amount of leg she was showing WOULD have been classed as completely unacceptable.

    Add to that the multiple camera angles and close shots that are completely out of touch with film techniques at that time also. Even the view of her in the mirror is a modern camera angle.

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