All posts tagged Tom Davidson

The Goldberg Brothers — Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner

This classic tale was sent to us by Tom Davidson. It was not in the collection and deserves to be there.

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 … Read the rest...

Tom’s Nome-Grown Pun

This is by “Tom Davidson”, and is posted with permission.

Once on a trip to Alaska I met two remarkable gentlemen. The fellows were born in The People’s Republic of China and had worked for many years as fishermen. One day a storm came up and blew them out to sea. They eventually landed in the port of Nome and while they were recovering from their experience in the local hospital they watched a lot of television and learned English, … Read the rest...