[Mgs] Fw: The history of air con.

Eric Erickson eric at erickson.on.net
Mon Dec 29 08:16:34 MST 2008

Paul Hunt wrote:
>       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.

But... but... but...

SNOPES says they believe the first American car in which 
factory-installed airconditioning was offered as an option was the 1940 



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