Radio: Smellies

In Washington, the Government announced that patent No. 2,540,144 had been granted to Engineer-Inventor Emery Stern for a device which will "automatically release" various scents from containers built into TV sets. Set off by electrical impulses, the odors are intended to be appropriate to the type of program, e.g., peach blossom for romance.


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