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Factoids ~ True or False?
« on: August 20, 2011, 05:26:09 AM »
The four Goldberg  brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and
developed  the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946, the
temperature  in Bradford was 97 degrees.

The four brothers walked  into the MD's office at the Jowett Car Company in
Idle 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.

The MD was curious and invited them into his office.  They refused and
instead asked that he come out to the parking area 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 Jowett was more than just a little  anti-Semitic, and there was
no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name  on thousands of Jowetts.

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 from that day on, all Jowett air conditioners show --  Lo, Norm, Hi,
and Max -- on the controls.
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Re: Factoids ~ True or False?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 06:15:51 AM »
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