[Healeys] A Friday funnies?

MBran89793 at aol.com MBran89793 at aol.com
Thu Dec 11 20:05:11 MST 2008

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 p arking 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 
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 
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. 
So, now you know... 
P.S. Don't lose your sense  of humor during these challenging times! 

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