Dashboard Package Compartment (Feb, 1932)

Yes folks, apparently a glove compartment that could hold more than a pair of gloves was big news in 1932. I’m still looking for an issue in the seventies where they breathlessly announce the amazing new cup holders.

Dashboard Package Compartment

A LARGE compartment, suitable to hold packages, a woman’s purse, and other small articles which ordinarily prove a nuisance, has been incorporated in the dashboard of the latest model of a prominent make of automobile.

Equipped with a special lock and key, and constructed entirely of metal, the compartment provides a safe, convenient place for carrying articles that are usually thrown on the seats of the car.

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  1. Stannous says: October 13, 20061:00 pm

    “A LARGE compartment, suitable to hold packages, a woman’s purse, and other small articles which ordinarily prove a nuisance”

    old parking tickets, melted candy and gum, useless matchbooks, a coin or two, a map of Tulsa…

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