Friday, August 03, 2012



Highlight of my day was having coffee with an old friend this afternoon & that was about it.


GROANER'S CORNER:(( Did you know the Goldberg Brothers? - 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:))
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  1. You did more than I did. Good to get together with a friend.

  2. Today was kinda busy for us, Chuck had new shocks put on the truck and I repacked everything that we had to unpack in the slide area so we could get repairs done. We leave Wednesday to join Gaelyn at the North Rim of Grand Canyon and a Native American Heritage Festival! YaY!

  3. Well, that is better than a poke in the eye with a dirty stick!!! (as my mom used to say!)

  4. If I were you, I wouldn't even have posted...That's just how busy/lazy I have become...

  5. My dad used to have coffee every day with his buddies. We called it the Liar's Club. They solved many of the world's problems...

  6. Had to remind myself that your air conditioning story was in the Groaner's Corner. I had just read about the introduction of automotive air-conditioning, so I was a bit confused. I guess that "Rube Goldberg" wasn't involved?

  7. Man I worked my tail off yesterday......Its hard work sittin her supervising these guys building the Porch.....
    I did haul a load of their scraps to the dumpster...
    Whew, what a day!!
    I loved the groaner!!! :-) :-)!!

  8. You had me for a minute with that groaner.