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automobile industry, bet ya didn't know this !
08-30-2013, 01:28 AM #1
ocker1 Member
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Did you know......
The Goldberg Brothers - The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner
Here's a little fact for automotive buffs or just to dazzle your friends.

The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office.

They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.

They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Semitic, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.

And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show --
Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls.

Control yourself !!!
08-30-2013, 01:33 AM #2
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08-30-2013, 01:35 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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08-30-2013, 01:59 AM #4
j browsing Member
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lmao.gif I should have known chuckle.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
08-30-2013, 03:11 AM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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i was just about to refute the story ,,,

til I got the punch line chuckle.gif
08-30-2013, 03:27 AM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automobile_...nditioning


I had a 1955 Nash Ambassador

then I updated to a 1970 AMC Ambassador


the A/C units were cool chuckle.gif
08-30-2013, 05:20 AM #7
Ruby Wolf Member
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I always wonder why most car air conditioners only last for a few short years even though they're only running for a few hours a day for a few months around here ? but the cars transmissions for one example usually function normally for several hundred thousand miles and so is that by accident? or more likely by intentionally flawed design? in response to some kind of behind the scenes ceo orchestrated money deal with the ac coolant/refrigerant companies...



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