Thursday, October 19, 2006

Anybody's Grandfather?

Imagine my surprise while reading the "Motors" feature in the November 27, 1926 issue of The New Yorker:
A man in Kitchener, Ontario, has an original system of warming. He keeps his engine running all day! His car is a Nash and only once to our knowledge has it frozen. Loco, Mercedes and Hispano owners are not recommended to try this. It might prove expensive. We believe some one in Socony* started the habit.
These magazines only mention Canada when they're talking about bootleggers. Such a surprise they'd mention the city I live in! Though Kitchener WAS a bigger wheel in Ontario back then than it is today...

* Standard Oil Company of New York

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