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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 !!!
 

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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 !!!

 
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Back in the day, when I was a cop, I had a Sgt. who, being diligent in trying to care for the patrol vehicle issued to him: 1) Checked his oil and found it low; 2) Added transmission oil to the radiator.

We also had an animal control officer who, being diligent in trying to care for the patrol vehicle issued to him: 1) Checked his dipstick and found it a quart low; 2) Added a quart of oil every day after checking his dipstick's level; 3) Called the City Shop when his vehicle quit running; 4) City shop pulled the drain plug on the oil pan and more than 5 gals of oil poured out; 5) asked the animal control officer show him how he checked things and discovered he'd been checking the transmission fluid level each day. That 6 cyl. Ford engine equipped van was the longest lasting rig in the City's fleet.

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