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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    Did you know????

    The Goldberg Brothers - The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner

    Here's a little factoid 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.

    I can hear your groans from here. Control yourself!!!
    Gotcha. LOL Jackie B.
     
  2. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    I liked that one you got me on it. Bulge.
     
  3. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Too funny :) Got me also!
     
  4. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    That joke was so bad it was GOOD. Extra points for stealth!

    -Gary
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    ha ha sucked me right in
     
  6. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Ya got me!
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I don't get it.......................... :D
     
  8. BDodd

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    Ohhh Geeez!
     
  9. ctreay

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    Thats good !!

    ctreay
     
  10. revbook

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    Boy....that hit me over the head like a ton of bricks!
    Don
     
  11. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Chumped me.

    Anyone here know that the Dodge Brothers originally subcontracted axles and other running gear to Ford? Henry finally invested in the plant to make them in house. This left the Dodge Brothers without a client. So they went into the car business themselves. If Ford had absorbed them he would have knocked off major competition.
     
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