Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Jarno de Haan (PA3DMI), who shares the following in reference to our recent post about radio hats of yore:
Radio hats are fun but I found radio stockings!
In 1924 French ladies in Paris used their stockings and umbrella to receive the radio transmissions from the Eiffel-tower.
The movie is part of a movietheatres newsreel in Holland so the text is in Dutch but the pictures says it all 🙂
A bit NSFW but hey 1924:
Thanks, Jarno! I had never seen this video before!
I love the fact that her umbrella serves as an antenna. With this in mind, I hope our buddy, London Shortwave, can sort out a way to make a vertical HF loop for a little umbrella DXing in his local London parks!