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Old 09-28-2023, 11:10 AM   #21
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Gene F - In the Model A era Frigidaire was owned by GM. So if the special pickup was hauling a Frigidaire it was likely a trade-in on a new GE. The brand was so popular many people came to describe any refrigerator (including GEs) as a Frigidaire. (Kelvinator was owned by Nash Motors, later purchased by AMC.) My grandmother, who kept all her possessions in tip-top shape and loathed replacing anything, had a refrigerator that was already very old in the 1950s, with a barrel-shaped heat exchanger on top. It ran on gas, just like the adjacent stove. The blue pilot light flame was clearly visible to my 5 year old self playing on the floor. My father attempted to explain how a gas flame made the refrigerator cold but it remained obscure to me. Now back to our regularly scheduled discussion on Model A Fords already in progress.
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Old 09-28-2023, 05:34 PM   #22
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David, those types of refrigeration / air-conditioners are known as absorbers. Thank you for the info.
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Old 09-29-2023, 04:22 AM   #23
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Probably the rarest of all, at least for US production - the 1931 Travelers Wagon, a Model A RV. Less than a dozen made - a few replicas but no known original survivors. It was an offshoot of the Special Delivery which was an offshoot of the Station Wagon. It had fold-down bed and wash basin, storage chest, water tank under the roof, screens and curtains on the rear windows, locks on the doors and roll-up windows in the front ones.
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Old 09-30-2023, 09:38 AM   #24
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the late Roger Kauffman in Ohio had an unrestored standrive in very good condition.
Red and yellow paint, with a fictitious logo he put on it.
It was on the cover of Model A News once.
Do not know where it is now.....
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