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Friday, September 7, 2007

Who invented Electric Blanket?

An American, named S.I. Russell, invented an electric heating pad in 1912 to warm patients suffering from tuberculosis (wasting disease affecting various parts of the body) who had to sleep out of doors.
In 1926 the British Ex-Service Mental Welfare Society Started manufacturing a heated pad invented in Germany, which later became the Thermega under blanket. In America 1937 saw the ideas of a heated over-blanket became popular in Britain at about the same time.

8 comments:

Jake February 13, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

they had to leave patients outside? wow

Claudia February 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM  

what is his name specificly?

pamela r May 29, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

samuel irwin russell owned Northern Electric Company. They also manufactored small kitchen appliance and hot curlers and curling irons, hair dryers along with the heating pad and electric blanckets. He died around 1963 and his two sons continued to run a very succesfull company that had eleven factories.Merged with Sunbeam Corp. around 1966.

Norman August 12, 2010 at 6:18 AM  

Where can I find documentary evidence of this?

anon September 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM  

so this guy is totally my new bestfriend because i was FREEZING and i remembered that i had a heated blanket and ivtook it out and remembered that he is my BESTFRIEND!!!!

kimberlyr38 March 5, 2011 at 8:59 AM  

Very grateful for the invention, yet sad that it came from such tragedy.

Bill Brad August 8, 2014 at 12:40 AM  

Very good information about electric blankets that i never know. Thanks for this wonderful information you share with us.

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