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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, 
Hiram, and 
Maxwell, invented and developed 
the first automobile air-conditioner. 
On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in
 Detroit was 97 F 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 F degrees inside, turned
 on the air conditioner, and cooled the
 car off almost 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.

There was no way that Oldman Ford
 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 !

Just forward it on!!

This is what happens when you are
 retired and have too much time on your hands !