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1907 Auto Air Conditioning

2011-10-27 20:41:53.428102+00 by petronius 4 comments

I used to like going through car catalogs and magazines looking at the multiferous accesories you could buy, which is a bit of a lost art. After all, where can you get an under-dash Kleenex (tm) dispenser these days, or an in-dash phongraph? However, the one I like is this item about 1907 auto accessories from BoingBoing. I particularly like the 6-person auto apron at the bottom of the page; now we know where the inpriation for Whak-a-Mole came from!

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-27 23:21:56.781372+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, the 6 person poncho is kinda cool, but I may have to make me a set of those sleeve protectors...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-28 11:00:24.027646+00 by: andylyke

I like the phonograph. I can't imagine that the microgroove 16-2/3 records did anything but skip, though.

Oddly enough, my family had one of those under dash tissue dispensers you referred to. I'd forgotten it. I think I'd need an F250 to find enough knee space to put one in a modern car, but it would be neater than the crumpled tissue box that rattles around in mine.

Thank for the nostalgia fix.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-28 16:43:34.526145+00 by: Dwayne

Recalling fond childhood memories of perusing my dad's JC Whitney catalogs of VW parts and (wacky) accessories...

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-28 18:38:42.662897+00 by: petronius

There was a place in Chicago that used to take a full page ad every Friday in the papers. Pride of place was given to a stuffed cat you would mount on the rear deck of the car, wired up to the brake and turn lights. Its eyes would light up indicate which way you were turning, or if you were hitting the breaks. I believe this was the pregenitor of the center brake light, an innovation that only toom 100 years to occur to anybody.